Incentives for Driving a Plug-In Electric Vehicle

Federal Incentives: Income Tax Credits

Tax Credit for EV Charging Equipment (EV Supply Equipment or EVSE)

The Federal Tax Credit for charging equipment ends 12-31-2020. When Congress passes new clean energy legislation, we will update this page. Last edit: 12-27-2020

Commercial: The alternative fuel infrastructure credit has been renewed through December 31, 2020. Commercial EV charging station owners can receive credit for 30% of the cost on stations and installation, up to $30,000.

Residential: Consumers who purchase qualified residential fueling equipment prior to December 31, 2020, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000.

View the tax code and IRS forms:

Tax Credit for Buying an Electric Vehicle

When you purchase at qualifying new electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid vehicle that is one of the first 200,000 qualified EVs per manufacturer, you are eligible in a federal income tax credit up to $7500 on the vehicle. How large the tax credit is depends on the make and model of the vehicle. See

EV charger installation in Seattle and Greater Eastside

NWES does not provide tax assistance or forms. Please consult your tax advisor.

State Incentive: Sales Tax Exemption

Electric Vehicle Supple Equipment (EVSE) which includes residential or commercial EV chargers is exempt from State Sales Tax in Washington ending 7-1-2025.

See the Dept of Revenue description of the exemption at

Washington also offers a partial Sales Tax Exemption on the purchase of a used Electric Vehicle or a new vehicle under $45,000 purchase price.

NWES does not provide tax assistance or forms. Please consult your tax advisor.

EV charger installation in Seattle and Greater Eastside
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Utility Incentives

Your utility offers advice and assistance to help you charge your plug-in electric vehicle. Many utilities currently offer special discounts on charging equipment (EV supply equipment or EVSE).

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Whether you are investing in Level 2 Charging (240v) or Direct Current Fast Charge (DCFC), it is worth taking the time to find the various incentives you can utilitze. 

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Use the Get Free Estimate form to describe your project and how many chargers you need. Be sure to tell us your EV (model, year, battery size) and any preference you may have for brand of electrical charger.

EV charger installation in Seattle and Greater Eastside WA

NWES installs and services EVSE (Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) for residential, commercial or fleet sites in Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Woodinville, Bothell, Kenmore, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Everett, Marysville, Snohomish County, Mercer Island, Renton, Tukwila, Burien, Greater Eastside and throughout King County.


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