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Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in PA.
The AFV Program offers rebates to assist eligible residents with the incremental cost of the purchase or lease of new AFVs, including all-electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, electric motorcycles, and propane vehicles. Eligible FCEVs must have a total purchase price not exceeding $75,000, and all other eligible AFVs must have a total purchase price not exceeding $50,000. Beginning March 1, 2020, rebates are available in the following amounts:
|Vehicle Type||Rebate Amount|
|CNG, PHEV, Propane, and Electric Motorcycle||$500|
An additional rebate of $1,000 is available for all vehicles if an applicant meets the low-income requirement, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Applications much be received within six months of vehicle purchase. Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, including forms and detailed requirements and restrictions, see the AFV Rebates website.
(Reference Title 73 Pennsylvania Statutes, Chapter 18E, Section 1647.3)
PECO provides rebates of $50 to residential customers who purchase a new, qualified PEV. For more information, see the PECO Driver Rebate website.
Conventional original equipment manufacturer passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks may be converted to operate on alternative fuels as a dedicated or bi-fuel AFV. Vehicles altered to operate on propane, natural gas, methane, ethanol, or electricity are classified as aftermarket AFV conversions. All vehicle conversions must meet current applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board standards for aftermarket conversions. (Reference Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Policy on Clean Alternative Fuel Conversion Systems)
A low-speed vehicle is defined as a four-wheeled electric vehicle that has a maximum speed greater than 20 miles per hour (mph) but not more than 25 mph. All vehicles must comply with the safety standards established in Title 49 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, section 571.500. Drivers must maintain a defined level of insurance coverage for all registered vehicles. (Reference Title 75 Pennsylvania Statutes Part I, Chapter 1, Section 102 and Part II, Chapter 17, Subchapter H, Section 1788)
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection offers competitive grants for the replacement or repower of Class 8 local freight trucks and transit buses. Model Years (MY) 1992 through 2009 local freight trucks and MY 2009 and older transit buses will be eligible for replacement or repower with new diesel, electric, or alternative fuel vehicles or technologies. Grant reimbursements are available in the following amounts:
|Project Type||Fuel/Technology||Government Applicant Cost Share||Non-Government Applicant Cost Share|
|Repower||Diesel or Alternative Fuel||Up to 90% reimbursement||Up to 40% reimbursement|
|Repower||Electric||Up to 90% reimbursement||Up to 75% reimbursement|
|Replacement||Diesel or Alternative Fuel||Up to 90% reimbursement||Up to 25% reimbursement|
|Replacement||Electric||Up to 90% reimbursement||Up to 75% reimbursement|
Vehicles or engines being replaced or repowered must be scrapped in accordance with program guidelines. This grant program is funded by Pennsylvania's portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidelines, grant amounts, and application periods, see the Driving Pennsylvania Forward website.
DLC offers a one-time bill credit of $60 to residential customers who purchase or lease a PEV. For more information, including how to apply, see the DLC Electric Vehicles website.
FirstEnergy residential customers can lease a Level 2 EVSE for a monthly rate for three years. Included in the lease is the installation of the EVSE and a repair or replacement guarantee for the life of the agreement. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the FirstEnergy Electric Vehicle Charger Lease website.