Hawaii 2024 EV Tax Credits Guide [+ Calculate Your Savings]
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There’s no denying that electric vehicles (EVs) are expensive, but there are federal and state incentives like rebates and tax credits to make EVs more financially appealing.
But what state EV incentive programs are in place in Hawaii?
Let’s see what current incentives are available in your area and whether or not you qualify for them.
Last Updated: January 2024
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What EV Incentives Are Available in Hawaii?
Despite being an ideal location for EVs with short-distance travel and warm weather, unfortunately Hawaii offers no incentives for electric vehicles at this time.
However, we update this post regularly, so check back to see if that changes.
Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Hawaii
Hawaii does not offer incentives for the purchase of a new electric vehicle but there may be post-purchase incentives available from utilities or consumer organizations. Read on to learn about any initiatives that are in place.
Other EV Incentives Offered in Hawaii
There may be post-purchase EV incentives available in Hawaii, depending on available funds. The relevant initiatives include:
- Hawaii Energy offers thousands of dollars in rebates to businesses installing networked EV charging hardware. While this program has a primarily commercial focus, individuals are included among the list of potential applicants to be considered.
- Customers can also review Hawaiian Electric residential rates for preferential time-of-use (TOU) electricity pricing, which can make charging an EV cheaper during periods of reduced power demand.
Visit our EV community on Facebook to connect with other electric vehicle owners in your area and find out if specific offers are available.
Now that you know what electric vehicle incentives are available in Hawaii, what else do you need to know about making the switch to all-electric transportation?
Read our guidance on how to prepare for an EV to make sure the models you’re considering will meet your real-world driving needs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle in Hawaii?
No, there are no state-level incentives in place when you purchase an EV in the state of Hawaii. Also, check out our picks for the best deals on EVs.
Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Hawaii?
Yes, there are additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Hawaii. A $50 registration fee is charged to make up for the tax revenue lost now that you will no longer buy gasoline or diesel.
Does sales tax apply when I buy an EV in Hawaii?
Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Hawaii at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Hawaii.