Electric Vehicle Rebates

Electric Vehicle Rebates

It can be hard to keep up with all of the new rebates and incentives for electric cars. We’ve compiled this easy-to-use guide to help you take advantage of everything available to you. Each rebate has its own details so please read below carefully. Let us know if you have any questions.

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Not a Burlington Electric Department customer? Visit Drive Electric Vermont for rebate information.

Vermont Dealerships

Auto manufacturers and Vermont dealerships offer special deals on electric cars from time to time. Check out Drive Electric Vermont’s Rebate page for the latest offers and information. 

Federal IRS Refund (Up to $7,500)

Details: The federal government is offering a refund on your taxes of up to $7,500. This is a refund; not simply a deduction. In other words, if you’ve paid at least that much in federal taxes in the year you purchase the EV, you may be able to to get up to $7,500 back. 

The terms of this rebate are subject to change so visit irs.gov for the latest details: 

This page is not tax advice. Please consult a tax professional to see if you can claim the federal tax incentive.

Action: Claim this rebate on your annual tax form.

Replace Your Ride (Up to $5,000)

The State of Vermont is offering a limited-time incentive program to consumers for the scrapping and replacement of their old Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle with a new or used eligible Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) vehicle. The incentive pool is available to eligible Vermont residents on a first-come, first-served basis contingent upon funding availability.

Replace Your Ride Information

Vermont EV Rebate (Up to $5,000)

Details: The State of Vermont is offering two levels of rebates based on household income. Household income criteria are listed at Drive Electric Vermont’s website. Please review their web page before purchasing your new vehicle.

This rebate is for new electric vehicles with a starting MSRP under $50,000. Eligible models are listed on table 2 on page 7 of the State of Vermont Plug-in Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Guidelines lists the models eligible for the State incentive program. This list will be updated if new PEV models are introduced to the Vermont market with a base MSRP under $50,000 while the State Incentive Program is available.

Action: Fill out form at point of sale or click button below:.

Vermont: New EV Rebate Form

MileageSmart Pre-owned EV Incentive (Up to $5,000)

The state of Vermont also offers incentives to support low- and moderate-income Vermonters in purchasing used electric vehicles. The MileageSmart program, administered by Capstone Community Action, covers 25% of the purchase price of EVs and most PEVs – up to $5000.

Got questions about the program?  You can reach the MileageSmart team at: 1-802-249-3043 or support@mileagesmartvt.org.

Mileage Smart: Pre-owned EV Rebate

Burlington Electric Department (Up to $3,000)

New & Lease: We are offering Burlington customers a $2,300 rebate on the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle (EV) or $2,000 toward a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). An additional $700 is available for moderate income customers* buying an EV ($300 for PHEV). See rebate form for details.

Pre-owned: We are offering all Burlington customers an $1,300 rebate on the purchase of a used/pre-owned electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). An additional $200 is available for moderate income customers*.

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New Rebate Programs for High-Mileage EV Drivers

Burlington Electric Department is offering a new incentive programs for high-mileage BED customers who are ready to switch to an all-electric vehicle. These programs will support:

  • Longer distance commuters
  • Ride hailing service drivers (taxis, Uber, Lyft)
  • Food delivery drivers

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EV Chargers (Up to $900)

When you purchase a new or pre-owned all-electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), you are eligible for a rebate on the vehicle and a rebate on a qualifying home charger. You will also be eligible for 45% savings on the energy you need to charge your EV when you join the Residential EV Rate!

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Electric Motorcycles

BED is now offering a rebate for electric motorcycles. 

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