Kentucky 2023 EV Tax Credits Guide [+ Calculate Your Savings]
Steve Birkett is an electric vehicle advocate based in Greater Boston, Massachusetts. He is a content creator and marketing professional who contributes written and recorded pieces to a wide range of media outlets. His analysis has been featured in Find The Best Car Price, WWLP TV, and Torque News, among others. He has also had video content featured on Inside EVs. Birkett was an EV Guide for Plug in America events in Massachusetts (Drive Electric Cambridge and Drive Electric Lowell) and Ohio (Earth Day 2019 at Cleveland Zoo). He participates in quarterly advisory panel meetings for EVolve New York (a state-level charging initiative) and has contributed to focus groups for prominent U.S. charging networks.
Birkett is a father-of-two who loves nothing more than packing up the family and hitting the road in their latest electric car, which is currently a 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5. With multiple Chevy Bolts in his past, as well as a Chevy Volt and Tesla Model 3 LR in the extended family, plus various EV rentals when he ventures back home to his native United Kingdom, Birkett has more than 100,000 all-electric miles under his belt and is always ready to try out a new electric vehicle.
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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 Kentucky?
Let’s see what current incentives are available in your area and whether or not you qualify for them.
Last Updated: August 2023
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What EV Incentives Are Available in Kentucky?
Kentucky has no major incentives for electric vehicles at this time. However, post-purchase incentives are listed further down this page and we update this post regularly, so check back to see if the state adds more EV incentives in the future.
Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Kentucky
Kentucky does not offer incentives for the purchase of a new electric vehicle.For savings on your EV purchase, see if you and the model that you're considering qualify for EV tax credits at the federal level.
Other EV Incentives Offered in Kentucky
Unfortunately, there are no post-purchase EV incentives available in Kentucky. Consumers interested in an electric vehicle purchase can only look to federal tax credits and individual charging company offers to ease the cost of purchasing an EV.
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 Kentucky, 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 Kentucky?
No, there are no state-level incentives in place when you purchase an EV in the state of Kentucky. Also, check out our picks for the best deals on EVs.
Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Kentucky?
Yes, there are additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Kentucky. A $120 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 Kentucky?
Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Kentucky at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Kentucky.