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There’s no denying that electric vehicles (EVs) can quickly get expensive. Thankfully, 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 Wisconsin?
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 Wisconsin?
Although Wisconsin has no direct state incentives in place for electric vehicles at this time, there are several offers available from utilities to reduce the running costs of an EV. We also update this post regularly, so check back to see if any state-level incentives are added in the future.
Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Wisconsin
Wisconsin does not offer incentives for the purchase of a new electric vehicle. Federal incentives remain available to those below certain income limits.
Other EV Incentives Offered in Wisconsin
There are various post-purchase EV incentives available in Wisconsin, primarily from utilities. These include:
- Alliant Energy provides rebates for networked and non-networked home charging hardware. Networked stations qualify for a rebate of up to $750, whereas non-networked equipment gets up to $500.
- Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) residential customers can make payments of $20 per month for the installation and maintenance of a Level 2 EV charging station. The plan comes with a five-year service agreement and time-of-use (TOU) rates are available to reduce charging costs.
- Xcel Energy's "EV Accelerate at Home" program help EV owners install and operate Level 2 home charging and access TOU rates for more affordable electricity.
- Local members of Touchstone Energy Cooperative may offer residential rebates for home charging. Find your coop and check individual offers in your area for details on current offers.
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 Wisconsin, 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 Wisconsin?
No, there are no state-level incentives in place when you purchase an EV in the state of Wisconsin. To look for a great price on a new electric vehicle in Wisconsin, check out our picks for the best deals on EVs.
Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Wisconsin?
Yes, there are additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Wisconsin. A $100 registration fee is charged to make up for the tax revenue lost now that you will no longer buy gasoline or diesel. This fee drops to $75 a year for plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Does sales tax apply when I buy an EV in Wisconsin?
Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Wisconsin at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Wisconsin.