Electric Car Tools & Resources
This Way to Rebates & Incentives
You and your electric car may qualify for rebates and incentives from the state and federal government. Check the U.S. Department of Energy’s Database of Federal and State Alternative Fuel Incentives. You can also visit the California Air Resources Board’s DriveClean site to find incentives for electric car drivers in California.
The type of electric car illustrated on the left above is the plug-in hybrid model. If you choose a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle—including an extended-range electric vehicle—you’ll fuel your car with both electricity and gasoline. Plug-in hybrids typically have a combined electric/gasoline range comparable to many internal combustion engine cars today but travel many more miles per gallon of gasoline and are less expensive to fuel.
Battery Electric Vehicle
The battery electric vehicle illustrated above on the right uses no gasoline at all. Battery electric cars are powered 100% by electricity, have shorter driving ranges than most gasoline-powered or plug-in hybrid cars, but emit fewer pollutants and do not require trips to the gas station.
Charge Fast Or Frequently
The Plug In America Accessory Tracker identifies qualified Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) and chargers to charge a car or a fleet quickly.
For more information visit GoElectricDrive.com, which offers industry-developed, unbiased information about what electric car shoppers and owners need. You’ll find vehicle and charging infrastructure information, savings and carbon footprint calculators, car charging tutorials, and charging station locations.