Energize Your Ride

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

Zero tailpipe emissions

Reduced carbon footprint

Lower fuel and maintenance costs

EV Charger Rebates

Claim a rebate from TEP of up to $500 on EV chargers.

TEP residential customers who purchase a Level 2 electric vehicle charger can claim a rebate of up to $500, depending on the output amperage of the charger:

  • $200 for less than 30 amps
  • $300 for 30 to 49 amps
  • $500 for 50 or more amps

The rebate will be issued as a credit on the customer's TEP account. A maximum of two incentives are allowed per premise for each charger purchased for home use with a highway-approved battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

To qualify for the TEP rebate, residents must:

  • Purchase a new Level 2 or higher EVC in this calendar year. Tesla Mobile Connector, Rivian Portable Charger, WebGo Dual Volt, and other mobile, portable, and dual volt chargers are not eligible. Rebates are not offered on used, resold or refurbished chargers.
  • Provide a valid proof of purchase, including the charger's model number, from a local retailer, the TEP Marketplace* or an online retailer (not to include eBay or other resale sites) that ships the item to the customer’s service address in TEP’s territory.
  • Be on an active Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan and remain on the plan for a minimum of two years.
  • The charger must be installed at the customer’s TEP service address.

*If the instant rebate was not received at checkout on TEP’s Marketplace, you can submit to receive through this application process for an account credit.

NOTE: Net-metering customers are excluded from being required to use a TOU plan if they purchase a networked charger. Net metering customers with a non-networked charger must use a TOU plan. A networked charger allows the utility (or a third party) to connect to the charger to manage charging and collect charging data to assist with grid optimization.

Customers agree to allow a TEP representative to enter their home to verify a qualified charger has been installed that meets program requirements.

Rebates apply to chargers installed during the current calendar year of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. Incentives are subject to the availability of funding. This program is subject to change or expire without notice. Full rebate details are available on the Electric Vehicle Charger Program Application Form.

Already purchased your EV Charger?


Commercial, Multi-family, and Community Programs

Are you looking to energize your fleet or provide charging infrastructure for your employees, residents, or customers? TEP’s Smart City EV Program offerings include 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.

Micromobility Rebates

Skip the traffic.

Electric bikes reduce air pollutants compared to gas-powered cars and can be a viable alternative for some vehicle trips. Electric bikes can help low to moderate income customers with clean energy transportation options and increase the accessibility of transportation electrification to all customers.

Over the next three years, TEP will provide over 300 rebates to offset the cost of electric bike purchases for customers. All customers are eligible for $100 off the purchase of a qualifying electric bike. Low- to moderate-income customers are eligible for a $600 rebate.

Application for this rebate will become available mid-September 2023


Rates for EV Owners

TEP offers pricing plans that can support battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging.

Demand Super Off-Peak Time-of-Use EV Plan

Lower off-peak rates with on-peak rates and a “demand” charge based on your highest individual hour of usage during on-peak periods.

Time-of-Use Plan

Shift a majority of your usage to off-peak hours and reduce your monthly bill. See savings by charging your vehicle during off-peak times.

"Once someone has purchased an EV, they're pretty much hooked"

J.D. Power, Jan. 2022

Is an EV right for me?

Electric vehicles (EVs) can reduce your fuel and maintenance costs while shrinking your carbon footprint. But as they say: your mileage may vary.

2022 Hyundai Kona Electric
2022 Hyundai Kona Gasoline
Base Price
Federal Tax Credit
Effective Price
Maintenance & Operation Costs
Cost to Fuel (Monthly)
Registration Fees (Annual)
3,077 miles
Range per $100
829 miles
Environmental Benefits
10,045 lbs. of CO₂
Estimated Carbon Emissions (over 5 years)
32,665 lbs. of CO₂
Estimated Carbon Reduction

* Tax credit amount could be reduced as more EVs are sold. For more details, visit  https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml.

Fuel and mileage estimates based on 15,000 miles driven/year, an average price of $3.50/gallon and the Basic electric rate of $0.12/kWH with no EV rate discounts used. The 2022 Hyundai Kona Gasoline averages 28 miles per gallon.

This tool is being updated to reflect new, higher rates that took effect Sept. 1. While the tool remains useful for comparing pricing plans, the projected bill levels will not be accurate until new rates are incorporated. This banner will be removed when that update has been made.

EV Benefits and Incentives

Benefitting your wallet and the environment

Federal tax credits

Owners may qualify for federal tax credits of up to $7,500 for the purchase of a new plug-in EV.


No emissions testing


State tax incentives

State tax incentives also are available, including reduced vehicle license tax.

HOV lane

With a special Alternative Fuel Vehicle license plate, you can use the HOV freeway lanes at any time, regardless of the number of passengers.

Extended battery warranties

Several manufacturers of plug-in vehicles offer 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranties.

Up to a $500 rebate on a home charger

TEP residential customers who purchase a Level 2 charger can claim a rebate of up to $500.


Just sitting in an EV causes drivers to be significantly more likely to consider buying one.

Why does this matter? Compared to people who have never been in an EV, purchase consideration is three times higher among people who've sat in one.
Source: J.D. Power

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.


Level 1

  • 120-volt (V) plug and can be plugged in to a standard wall outlet. Most plug-in EVs come with this type of charging equipment.
  • 2-5 miles of range for each hour of charging.
  • Most often used at home.
  • Typically used to charge their vehicles at home overnight.



Level 2

  • Electric vehicles can be charged with a 240V plug, typically used in homes.
  • 10-60 miles of range for each hour of charging.
  • These units can fully charge an electric car battery in as little as 2 hours, making them a good choice for both homeowners and businesses.
  • Overall home charging satisfaction is highest among EV owners who install a Level 2 permanently mounted charging station.

Level 3

  • Direct-current (DC) fast-charging equipment typically found along corridors with heavy traffic and other public locations.
  • DC rapid chargers use a 480V connection to provide 60-100 miles of range for each 20-minute charge.
  • These chargers require highly specialized equipment to install and maintain and typically are only used in commercial and industrial applications.

Note: Before purchasing an EV charger for your home, you may need to consult an electrical contractor to determine if your home's electrical system needs any modifications. The type of charging system you should install will depend on the type of vehicle you choose. Installation of higher-voltage systems may require permitting and upgrades to your home's electrical facilities.

Charging On the Go

Charging your EV when you're away from home is easy

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How do EVs work?

EVs look just like other vehicles, except they use a battery to store electric energy that powers the motor. Some EVs can drive more than 300 miles on a single charge, meaning you could drive from Tucson to Flagstaff without stopping.