Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Opelousas.
Louisiana offers a nonrefundable income tax credit for new original equipment manufacturer AFVs purchased before July 1, 2021. A taxpayer may take a tax credit of 10% of the cost of the motor vehicle, up to $2,500. To qualify for the tax credit, vehicles must have a dedicated alternative fuel storage and delivery system and be registered in Louisiana. For the purpose of this incentive, alternative fuels include natural gas, propane, biofuel, biodiesel, methanol, ethanol, and electricity. (Reference Senate Bill 8, 2021, Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:6035, and Louisiana Administrative Code Title 61, Section 1913)
Qualified Entergy customers are eligible to receive incentives in varying amounts for the purchase Level 2 and direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations. 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.
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