Transportation

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate Program 2.0

This grant is no longer active, information on this page is for historical reference​​​​ only. ​


Due to the timing of the State of Maryland's budget cycle, Fiscal Year 2021 (which begins July 1, 2020) program budgets have not yet been finalized. Budgets get approved during the Maryland legislative session, which begins annually in January and ends in April.

MEA will continue to receive EVSE applications, in case additional funding becomes available in Fiscal Year 2021. Please note that MEA cannot guarantee availability of funds, nor the structure of the Program, in Fiscal Year 2021. Impacted applicants will receive confirmation of application receipt via email, and applications will be retained in the event additional funding becomes available.

Please note: The offices of the Maryland Energy Administration are closed and staff are teleworking per Governor Hogan's March 13, 2020 executive order. As such, MEA is now allowing, and strongly encouraging, rebate applicants to submit EVSE Rebate applications electronically using Virtru, the State’s encryption tool. Please see “How to Apply” below for additional guidance. Once additional information becomes available, applicants will be contacted and guidance will be posted here.

Please contact Program Manager Mike Jones at michael.jones1@maryland.gov with any questions.

Note that the FY20 program contains new terms and conditions as a result of the Chapter 757 of the 2019 Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland (Clean Energy Jobs Act). Please consult the Terms and Conditions document below for additional information.

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

MEA is working with Marylanders to expand the State's growing electric vehicle recharging infrastructure through the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate Program 2.0.

Through the program, residents, governments and businesses can acquire a state rebate for purchasing or installing an electric vehicle charging station, known as Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). In order to receive these rebates, eligible participants must apply with MEA, which will issue rebates on a first-c​ome, first-served basis.

The EVSE Rebate Program 2.0 provides funding assistance for costs incurred acquiring or installing qualified electric vehicle supply equipment on or after July 1, 2017, but before June 30, 2020, up to the available program funding cap (as outlined below in the "Additional Information" section of the EVSE website). Applications must be received by MEA within 6 months of the date that the equipment or install expenses were incurred.

The EVSE Rebate Program 2.0 is a new program unique and separate from previous funding opportunities, established by legislation under the Clean Cars Act of 2017. As such, funding mechanisms established under previous programs will not impact this new program. EVSE equipment or installation costs incurred prior to July 1, 2017, along with applications submitted to previous funding programs, are ineligible for funding under the EVSE Rebate Program 2.0. 

​​​​

How to Apply

 
  • Review the EVSE Rebate Terms and Conditions 7-17-19.pdfEVSE Rebate Terms and Conditions 7-17-19.pdf
  • Gather related documents, as specified in the application.
  • Send an email to “evse.mea@maryland.gov” indicating that you wish to submit an EVSE Rebate application electronically. Include your full legal name and address in this email. Please do not attach your application to this initial email. MEA staff will then send you a separate encrypted email from this address, using Virtru, the State of Maryland’s encryption tool. More information about Virtru can be found at https://doit.maryland.gov/support/Pages/email-encryption.aspx.
  • Reply to this secure email (you may be asked to unencrypt the email first) and attach the completed application form and required documents. Send the reply email back to MEA. Note: Application forms must still contain a (scanned) wet ink signature, or digital signature. If utilizing a digital signature, please sign using your finger, a stylus, or a mouse, etc. MEA cannot accept forms with typed signatures (plain text, scripted font, etc.).
  • Alternatively, appilcants may send the application and documentation to the address noted below. Be advised that applications submitted this way will receive a delayed response from MEA, as our ability to check mail is currently limited:

Attention - EVSE Rebate Program 2.0
Maryland Energy Administration
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 755
Baltimore, MD 21230

Additional Guidelines

 

MEA strongly recommends filling out forms electronically, which will save time and eliminate errors. Certain fields are validated for form and content.

  • Any illegible documents will be returned, to the applicant, unprocessed.
  • An incomplete application package will be considered ineligible until all necessary supporting documents are provided to MEA. As rebates are issued on a first-come, first-served basis, applications will not be considered for rebate funds until the date that MEA receives all necessary application documents.
  • Applications that are missing supporting documents may be returned to the applicant by MEA without being processed.
  • To be eligible for funding, EVSEs equipment and installation costs must be incurred on or after July 1, 2017, but before June 30, 2020.
  • Applications must be received by MEA within 6 months of the date that the equipment or install expenses were incurred.
  • Rebates are calculated by multiplying 40% by the purchase and installation price of your EVSE and are capped at the following amounts:
    • Residential: 40% up to $700
    • Commercial: 40% up to $4,000
    • Retail Service Station: 40% up to $5,000
  • EVSEs must be installed in the State of Maryland.
  • Individuals are limited to one (1) rebate.
  • Dual headed charging stations and/or charging stations with the capability of charging multiple vehicles at one time are considered one station under the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Rebate Program.
  • Government applicants must utilize the Commercial Application Form
  • Commercial, Retail Service Station and Government applicants applying for more than four (4) credits must fill out the application form as well as EVSE Form A.
  • Eligible EVSEs include property in the State that is used for recharging of motor vehicles propelled by electricity.
    • MEA or an authorized representative may contact you in the future regarding driving and charging behavior as well as overall electric drive satisfaction.
  • Grants issued by the State of Maryland may be taxable. As the Maryland Energy Administration is unable to give tax advice, any tax-related questions should be directed toward a qualified tax professional.

Additional Information

 

The program is capped at the following amounts each year:

  • $1,200,000 in Fiscal 2018
  • $1,200,000 in Fiscal 2019
  • $1,200,000 in Fiscal 2020

If you have questions about the program, contact Mike Jones at 
Michael.Jones1@maryland.gov

Residential and multifamily property applicants could see additional savings on charging equipment and installation costs through rebates now offered by Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE)​, Pepco​, and Delmarva Power​. Please visit each utilities respective EVsmart webpage for additional information.