Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Opelousas.
Qualified Entergy customers are eligible to receive $250 for the purchase of a Level 2 EV charging station.. For more information, including eligible technologies, see the Entergy eTech website.
SWEPCO offers residential customers a $250 rebate for the installation of an ENERGY STAR certified Level 2 EV charging station. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply and funding availability, see the SWEPCO Level 2 Home EV Charging Station Rebate Program website.
Louisiana utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) 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 DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.
Local governments may not adopt an ordinance, rule, or law that limits consumer access to alternative transportation fuels, including biofuel, compressed natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, propane, and renewable diesel.
(Reference Senate Bill 354, 2022 and Louisiana Revised Statutes 49:3051)
In addition to standard vehicle registration fees, EV owners must pay an annual fee of $100 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $60.
(Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:461 and House Bill 1031, 2022)
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