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MEA EVSE Rebate Program 2.0

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is working with residents to expand the state’s growing electric vehicle recharging infrastructure through the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program 2.0.

ATTENTION: Please be advised, effective immediately (12/31/19) funding for the Fiscal Year 2020 (7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020) EVSE Rebate 2.0 Program has been depleted.

Through the program, residents, governments, and businesses can acquire a state rebate for purchasing or installing an electric vehicle charging station, known as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). In order to receive these rebates, eligible participants must apply with MEA, which will issue rebates on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The EVSE Rebate Program 2.0 provides funding assistance for costs incurred while acquiring or installing qualified electric vehicle supply equipment on or after July 1, 2017, but before June 30, 2020. Applications must be received by MEA within 6 months of the date the equipment or install expenses were incurred.

The EVSE Rebate Program 2.0 is a new program unique and separate from previous funding opportunities, established by legislation under the Clean Cars Act of 2017. As such, funding mechanisms established under previous programs will not impact this new program. EVSE equipment or installation costs incurred prior to July 1, 2017 along with applications submitted to previous funding programs, are ineligible for funding under the EVSE Rebate Program 2.0.

Rebates are calculated by multiplying the purchase and installation price of your EVSE by 40% and are capped at the following amounts:

  • Residential: 40% up to $700
  • Commercial: 40% up to $4,000
  • Retail Service Station: 40% up to $5,000

For more information about Maryland tax credits please visit Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program 2.0 on the Maryland.gov website.

There are a host of other benefits including excise tax credits, HOC privileges, and emissions testing exemptions which you can read more about here.

BGE EVsmart Program

When you upgrade a Level 1 (120v) model charger to a Level 2 (240v) smart charger in your single-family home, you may be eligible for a $300 rebate. Not only will a Level 2 smart charger offer faster charging for your EV vehicle, but drivers in Baltimore and surrounding areas can also use an optional smartphone app to better control, and even schedule, when your vehicle charges.

Chargers that are eligible for the rebate include:

  • ChargePoint CPH25-L25-P
  • ChargePoint CPH25-L25
  • ChargePoint CPH25-L18-P
  • ChargePoint CPH25-L18
  • Enel X JuiceBox Pro 32
  • Enel X JuiceBox Pro 40
  • Siemens VCSG30GRUUW

Keep in mind that Level 2 smart chargers require installation of a 240v outlet. Our qualified electricians at Clinton Electric Company are familiar with EV charging equipment and can install your new outlet safely.

Before you can apply for your EVsmart rebate, BGE will verify that your EV charger has been connected to Wi-Fi and your EV energy data usage is accessible.

You must apply for your EVsmart rebate within 30 days of successful installation of your new Level 2 smart charger. Click here to fill out the online rebate application or email the PDF application to EVsmart@bge.com.

Pepco EVsmart Program

Similar to BGE’s EVsmart Program, residential customers in Maryland can receive up to a $300 rebate for upgrading a Level 1 (120v) model charger to a Level 2 (240v) smart charger. The EVsmart Program is meant to make the transition to electric vehicles easier, and work towards Maryland’s Air Quality goals, including having 300,000 zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) on the road by 2025.

Multifamily property owners, including homeowners’ associations, can receive up to a 50% rebate on qualified charging equipment and up to 100% for those who install Level 2 smart chargers or DC fast chargers.

For more information and to apply for rebates through the Pepco EVsmart Program, visit www.pepco.com/electricvehicles.

Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

This program applies to drivers of personal EVs and fleet electric vehicles alike, but they must be new cars. Vehicles in classes 2 through 6 are applicable. Depending on your vehicle type and purchase price, your rebate amount may be anywhere between $1,000 and $2,500.

Drivers of the following types of passenger vehicles are encouraged to apply:

  • Plug-in hybrid electric – up to $1,000
  • Natural gas – up to $1,350
  • Propane – up to $1,500
  • Battery electric – up to $2,500

DNREC Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Rebate Program

Supporting the Delaware Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, this offers rebates on level 2 electric vehicle charging equipment for commercial public access, workplace, and fleet stations. It also benefits multifamily commercial, government, or nonprofit stations.

Public access stations are open to the public, such as retail centers, hospitals, schools and universities, parking garages, downtown areas, etc.

Workplace stations are provided by employers in a non-residential place of business.

Fleet stations are limited to fleet vehicles and are not open to the public.

Multifamily stations are used by properties with four or more residential units, like condos, townhomes, or apartments.

Commercial public access, workplace, and fleet stations can get a rebate of up to 75% of the cost up to $3,500 for a single port station and $7,000 for a dual port station. For government and nonprofit public access, workplace, and fleet stations, the maximums stay the same, with the rebate up to 90%.

District of Columbia Incentives

With the Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Conversion and Infrastructure Tax Credit, businesses and individuals in the Washington, D.C. area may receive an income tax credit of up to 50% of the costs of equipment and labor for converting qualified AFVs, up to $19,000 per vehicle.

A tax credit is also available for the sum of 50% of the equipment and labor costs of the purchase and installation of AFV infrastructure, up to $1,000 per residential EV charging station and $10,000 per public station.

The Reduced Registration Fee for Alternative Fuel and Fuel-Efficient Vehicles allows for a reduced fee of $36 to register new vehicles with an estimated average of at least 40 MPG.

Qualified PEVs may be eligible for the Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Title Excise Tax Exemption. This means that drivers are exempt from the excise tax imposed on their original certificate of title in Washington, D.C.

According to the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Exemption from Driving Restrictions, drivers of certified clean fuel vehicles that are part of a fleet do not need to adhere to time-of-day and day-of-week driving restrictions. This does not apply to High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane restrictions in the District of Columbia.

Clinton Electric Company is dedicated to keeping this page updated with the latest rebates and other programs that may benefit our customers. Please contact us at (410) 449-7292 with any questions about how these programs affect you.

For more information about installing EV charging stations in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern Virgina, and the Mid-Atlantic area, contact us at (410) 449-7292 to request an appointment today.

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