Electric Vehicle Chargers

How They Work

Electric vehicle (EV) charger

Electric vehicle (EV) chargers come in a variety of configurations, so choosing one depends on the type of EV driven and miles driven per day. For short-range driving and plug-in hybrid vehicles, a charger that plugs into a standard wall outlet (120 volt) may suffice. These chargers, called “Level 1 Chargers,” can provide 2-5 miles of driving range for every hour of charging and are convenient and economical. For longer range driving and fully electric vehicles, 240-volt chargers are a better option. These “Level 2 Chargers” are larger, require professional installation and may also require upgrading of the home’s electric panel, but provide 10-20 miles of charging range per hour of charging. Find information on EV chargers here.

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What Products Are Eligible?

The federal tax credit applies both Level 1 or Level 2 EV chargers, but only those installed in rural or low-income communities. Find eligible products here.

Important Dates

The federal tax credits are available for products purchased and installed between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2032.