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Pennsylvania EV Incentives

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 Pennsylvania?

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 Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has the following incentives in place for electric vehicles and associated purchases for charging:

  • $2,000 rebate
  • $1,500 rebate on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail.

Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania offers a rebate for up to $2,000 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle.

To qualify, EV buyers must meet the following purchase criteria:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania and meet set income caps (see state info link below.)
  • Purchase a qualifying vehicle with a sale price of or less than $50,000.
  • Submit rebate application within six months of purchasing the qualifying vehicle.
  • Be one of the first 1,000 applicants before the current funding expires on June 30, 2023. Rebates may continue beyond this date, subject to available funding.

Additional incentives may be available for low-income applicants. Visit this state information site to see if you meet the requirements.

Other EV Incentives Offered in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania offers the following incentives for electric vehicle charging, maintenance, or related benefits:

  • PECO offers EV owners an additional payment of $50 for driving electric.
  • Duquesne Light also offers $50 to EV owners.

Now that you know what electric vehicle incentives are available in Pennsylvania, 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 Pennsylvania?

New buyers can get up to $2,000 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle and may also qualify for federal EV incentives. The rebate is also available to buyers who purchase a pre-owned or demonstration car, subject to certain mileage and price restrictions. Also, check out our picks for the best deals on EVs.

Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Pennsylvania?

No, there are not additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Pennsylvania. The same fees apply to registering an electric vehicle as they do to a combustion vehicle.

Does sales tax apply when I buy an EV in Pennsylvania?

Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Pennsylvania at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Pennsylvania.