CEA’s customers have expressed a lot of interest in electric vehicles (EVs) – that’s music to our ears! Below you will find some basic information about EVs as well as links to various funding and support resources.

All-EVs run on electricity only. They are propelled by one or more electric motors powered by rechargeable battery packs. EVs have several advantages over conventional vehicles:

  • Energy efficient. EVs convert over 77% of the electrical energy from the grid to power at the wheels. Conventional gasoline vehicles only convert about 12%–30% of the energy stored in gasoline to power at the wheels.

  • Environmentally friendly. EVs emit no tailpipe pollutants, although the power plant producing the electricity may emit them. Electricity from nuclear-, hydro-, solar-, or wind-powered plants causes no air pollutants.

  • Performance benefits. Electric motors provide quiet, smooth operation and stronger acceleration and require less maintenance than internal combustion engines (ICEs).

  • Reduced energy dependence. Electricity is a domestic energy source.

  • Lower costs to operate. Typically the cost of electricity, even in higher cost areas, is lower on a miles per gallon equivalent than gasoline.

  • Incentives and rebates available. See below.

Below are links to various consumer resources for energy efficiency and electric vehicle rebates, and incentives. These programs are run by the parties listed, and not CEA, we recommend you contact the various organizations directly for more information. As additional federal funding is distributed, further resources may become available.

  • 2022 Taxes: If you installed solar last year (with or without a battery), added home insulation, installed new energy efficient windows, bought efficient heating or cooling equipment, or purchased an electric vehicle, you may be able to claim a tax credit when you file your taxes. Check the White House’s Clean Energy For All webpage to learn more
  • 2023 Tax Credits:
    • A tax credit to cover 30% of the costs of installing rooftop solar (including systems paired with battery storage).
    • A tax credit to cover up to 30% of the costs for certain efficiency improvements, including:
      • Up to $1,200 in credit each year for adding insulation or installing efficient windows and doors.
      • A special credit of as much as $2,000 for electric heat pumps that provide super-efficient heating and cooling.
      • Up to $150 for a home energy audit conducted by an inspector.
    • A tax credit for 30% of the costs of buying and installing a heat pump.
    • Up to $2,000 including support for any electric system upgrades needed to make the home heat-pump-ready.
    • A tax credit of up to $7,500 for purchasing a new electric vehicle (eligibility requirements apply).
    • A tax credit of up to $4,000 for a previously owned electric vehicle (eligibility requirements apply).
  • 2023 Tax Rebates Available Later in 2023
    • Rebates of up to $4,000 for electric appliances and associated home electrical upgrades.
      • Low-income households can receive up to $8,000.
    • Rebates covering up to 100% of the costs of installing electric appliances, such as heat pump water heaters, induction stoves, heat pumps for heating and cooling, and electric heat pump clothes dryers, will be available to low- and moderate-income households.

*CEA does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and CEA encourages you to seek assistance from a qualified professional.

Visit ElectricForAll to find more myth-busting facts about EVs!

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