Illinois offers great incentives for electric vehicles and infrastructure

News | November 25th, 2014 by 0
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The State of Illinois has announced their EV Infrastructure Rebate Program. This program provides rebates toward the purchase and installation of EV charging stations. Eligible …

The State of Illinois has announced their EV Infrastructure Rebate Program.

This program provides rebates toward the purchase and installation of EV charging stations. Eligible applicants for this rebate program include units of government, businesses, educational institutions, non-profits, and individual residents.

The program says that you can get up to 50% of the installation cost of an EVSE, up to $3,000. The contingency is to use to use an ICC certified installer.

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The following types of stations are eligible:
  • Hardwired Level 1 (120 V AC) models  with SAE J1772 cord connectors;
  • Level 2 (208-240V AC) models with SAE J1772 cord connectors; and
  • DC fast charging (DCFC) models with SAE J1772 combo and/or CHAdeMO cord connectors.
Tesla charging stations do not have a SAE J1772 cord connection and are not eligible for a rebate.  Installation of a 120V or 240V outlet on its own (i.e., without an eligible charging station) is not eligible for a rebate.

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Rebates cover 50% of equipment and installation (materials and labor) costs up to the following caps:
  • $3,750 per networked single station (stations that have a cellular or internet connection);
  • $3,000 per non-networked single station;
  • $7,500 per networked dual station;
  • $6,000 per non-networked dual station;
  • $15,000 per networked DCFC station; and
  • $12,500 per non-networked DCFC station.

Applications for the Fall 2014 funding cycle will be accepted until 4:30pm on Thursday, April 16, 2015.

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Furthermore, Illinois offers Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Alternative Fuel Rebates, 80% up to $4,000 for purchasing an electric vehicle. The annual registration fee is also discounted to $18 for EVs, compared to $101 for a conventional car.

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