Electric car

Electric Vehicles

Energize your ride

Electric vehicles (EVs) drive powerful economic and environmental benefits for our community, including:

  • Zero tailpipe emissions
  • Reduced carbon footprint
  • Lower user fuel and maintenance costs
  • Cleaner air
  • Quieter operation

How TEP supports EVs

TEP is playing a key role in driving the development of new infrastructure to support EV adoption in the commercial and residential markets. Our support includes:

  • Public outreach and education about EV technology
  • The electrification of passenger vehicles in TEP’s fleet, including light and heavy duty trucks as new EV models become available
  • Partnerships with the City of Tucson Police Department and Sun Tran public transit system to provide infrastructure and technical support for the electrification of their fleets
  • Installation of new electric shuttles for tours through Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
  • Participation in Arizona Corporation Commission workshops to develop EV policy and programs
  • Engagement with other utilities and transportation providers to develop a statewide EV charging network along our state highways

Rates and Rebates

  • Rates for Electric Vehicle Owners: TEP offers three pricing plans for owners of battery and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
  • Rebates for Residential Customers: TEP residential customers can claim a rebate covering up to 75 percent of the cost of installing an Electric Vehicle Charger.
  • Rebates for Business Owners: TEP’s Smart EV Charging Program offers generous incentives as well as technical support to commercial businesses, multi-family complexes and nonprofit customers that purchase and install EV charging ports at their location.
Tucson Electric Power: How EVs work

How EVs work

EVs look just like other vehicles, except they use a battery to store electric energy that powers the motor.
Tucson Electric Power: Charging your EV

Charging your EV

Before you purchase an EV, learn about the three types of chargers and how long it might take for you to charge your vehicle.