Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Osage.
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Department) may award demonstration grants to individuals who purchase vehicles that operate on alternative fuels, including but not limited to E85, biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, solar energy, or hydrogen. Individuals may use the grants to conduct research connected with the fuel or vehicle. Grant funding to purchase the vehicle is available if the Department retains the title of the vehicle, the vehicle is used for research, and the proceeds from the eventual sale of the vehicle are used for additional research. Grants are subject to funding availability. (Reference Iowa Code 214A.19)
Alternative fuels used as vehicle fuel are taxed as follows:
PEV owners must pay an annual fee in addition to standard registration fees. All-electric vehicle (EV) owners must pay an annual fee of $97.50 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) owners must pay an annual fee of $48.75. The EV fee will increase to $130 and the PHEV fee to $65 on January 1, 2022. (Reference Iowa Code 321.116)
MidAmerican Energy offers residential customers a rebate of $500 for the purchase or lease of a new PEV. For more information, see the MidAmerican Energy Electric Vehicle Rebates website.
MidAmerican energy offers commercial customers a rebate of $1,500 for the purchase of Level 2 EVSE for workplace charging. For more information, see the MidAmerican Energy Electric Vehicle Rebates website.
Iowa utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast (DC Fast) charging stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DC fast charging sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.
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