Claim a rebate of up to $500 on EV chargers
TEP is making electric vehicle ownership more convenient and affordable for homeowners by offering a rebate on the purchase of a qualified electric vehicle charger (EVC) for installation in their home. These rebates help reduce carbon emissions to promote cleaner air that benefits the environment and our community.
Residential EVC Rebates
TEP residential customers who purchase a Level 2 or DC Fast Charger with one-way or two-way communications* can claim a rebate of up to $500, depending on the amperage of the EVC:
- $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. One incentive for each EVC purchased for home use with a highway-approved battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is allowed.
*A two-way communicating EVC allows the utility (or a third party) to connect to the EVC to manage charging and collect charging data to assist with grid optimization.
To qualify for the TEP rebate, residents must:
- Be a current TEP customer
- Install a Level 2 or higher EVC in this calendar year
- Provide proof of purchase that includes the charger serial and model number
- Use a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan for a minimum of two years.
NOTE: Net-metering customers are excluded from being required to use a TOU plan if they purchase a two-way communicating EVC. Net metering customers with a one-way communicating EVC must use a TOU plan.
Customers agree to allow a TEP representative to enter their home to verify a qualified EVC has been installed that meets program requirements.
Rebates apply to EVCs installed during the current calendar year of Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021. 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.
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.
Other EV benefits and incentives
In Arizona, EVs are exempt from all emissions testing requirements. Once you have an Alternative Fuel Vehicle license plate, you can use the HOV freeway lanes at any time, regardless of the number of passengers.
State tax incentives also are available, including reduced vehicle license tax. EV owners also may qualify for federal tax credits of up to $7,500 for the purchase of a new plug-in EV and may drive single occupant EVs in the HOV lane with a special AFV plate.
Fuel is a lot less expensive, too. In Arizona, charging an EV is about a third of the cost of fueling a traditional gasoline vehicle. TEP also helps EV owners save money with a special rate for EV owners that offers lower rates for charging during overnight “super off-peak” hours of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.