Maryland EVSE Rebate Program
Funding is available again, starting July 1, 2020, for the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program administered by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). The Maryland EVSE Rebate is available to qualified individuals, non-profits, state or local governments, and businesses that install an electric vehicle charging station.
Eligible participants must apply for the rebate through the MEA. Rebates will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is depleted and is subject to the conditions of the program’s guidelines. The total amount of funding that is available for the fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021) is $1,800,000.
The rebate amount for residential charging stations is 40% of the equipment purchase price and installation cost up to $700. Complete instructions on how to apply for the Maryland EVSE Rebate are located on the MEA Program page.
Additional $300 Available from Utilities for Residential Smart Chargers
In addition to the rebate available from the state, Maryland residents may be eligible for a $300 rebate from their utility for installing a “smart charger” at their home. BGE, Pepco, Potomac Edison, Delmarva Power and perhaps other Maryland utilities offer incentives for home EV charging stations. The utility may also offer reduced Time of Use rates to encourage charging at off-peak hours. Check with the electric utility in your service area for details.
FY 2021 Funding Not Yet Approved for Maryland EV Tax Credit
The Maryland EV Tax Credit is a separate program from the EVSE rebate. The Excise Tax Credit for Plug-In Electric Vehicles is administered by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA). Funding for the Maryland EV Tax Credit has been exhausted and no further funding is currently authorized.
Maryland residents who purchase an electric vehicle are still encouraged to submit the form to reserve a place in line in case funding is approved in the future. If funding for the EV Tax Credit is eventually approved, applications will be processed in the order received. Visit the MVA website for the current status of the Maryland EV Tax Credit program.