Tax Credits & Incentives
Federal, state and manufacturer incentives — including electric car tax credits, rebates and perks — can make a big difference in the price of an electric vehicle.
Federal Tax Credit for Electric Cars
If you’re considering a Tesla, it’s important to note that only the first 200,000 vehicles from each carmaker are eligible for the tax credit, a number Tesla is expected to hit in 2017.
State Incentives for Electric Cars
Currently, Missouri and Kansas does not offer a state incentive for the purchase of an electric car.
Missouri offers private citizens an Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit of 20 percent of the costs — up to $1,500 — for the purchase of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
Electric vehicles are exempt from emissions testing in Missouri.
Dealership and Manufacturer Perks
Dealerships and automakers offer occasional perks for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle, depending on location. Be sure to ask your dealer if any perks or incentives are available!
In some areas, electric cars are allowed access to carpool lanes with a single driver, as well as free charging and priority parking in certain areas. Rock-star priority parking spots at Kauffman and Arrowhead are great perks for Kansas City electric car drivers!