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Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates for Consumers

Great news! We’ve retooled our rebates program to help more working-class Pennsylvanians enjoy the benefits of zero-emission electric vehicles or low-emission vehicles.

Rebates are currently available.

Please note: For information regarding the Federal tax credit for vehicles purchased in 2023, please visit the IRS Clean Vehicle Tax Credit website.

For information regarding vehicle eligibility for the Federal tax credit, please visit the Tax Credit website.

What's Changed

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program Guidelines provides everything you need to know on eligibility and other details.

Here are the main changes:

1. The maximum household income levels eligible for a rebate are lower.

Family sizeMax. household income* eligible for rebateMax. household income** eligible for an extra $1,000 rebate
Household income is what's reported in line 9 of the federal 1040 tax form.

*Levels are no more than 400 percent above the federal income poverty level, as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

**Levels are no more than 200 percent above the federal income poverty level.

An electric vehicle at a charging station

2 . The rebate for battery electric cars and trucks is higher.

  • Battery electric cars and trucks qualify for a $2,000 rebate (up from $750). Example: A family of two with a household income of $69,000 is eligible for a $2,000 rebate for a battery electric vehicle. A family of two with a household income of $35,000 is eligible for a $3,000 rebate for a battery electric vehicle.
  • Plug-in hybrid cars and trucks qualify for a $1,500 rebate.
  • All other alternative fuel vehicles, and electric motorcycles, qualify for a $500 rebate.

3 . The rebate amount is now the same for new and pre-owned vehicles.

How to Apply

  • The program will offer at least 500 rebates through the program starting July 1, 2023 until June 30, 2024

Rebates are offered to Pennsylvania residents only. (Companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies are invited to apply for Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants.)

Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available. Rebates are subject to the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Guidelines in effect at time of application, not date of vehicle purchase.

All applicants should read the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Guidelines for important details on eligibility and rebate amounts and the AFV Rebate instructions on how to submit an application.

You must submit your rebate application no later than 6 months from the date of vehicle purchase.

To apply, use the eGrants electronic application submission process. Please be sure to select Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program in the application system. No forms or documentation need to be sent to DEP. All information is contained in the online application submission.

Email confirmation will be sent to you when your application is processed. Please check your spam folders as this email may be caught by your spam filters.

For assistance with the eGrants system, please contact:

Customer Service

Instructional video: AFV Rebate - General Info & Required Documents (MP4)

For information on the AFV Rebate Program call: (717) 705-0374

Eligible Vehicles

New, Pre-Owned, and Demonstration vehicles with final purchase price of $50,000 or less (purchase or lease):

$2,000 rebate on:

  • Battery electric vehicle

$1,500 rebate on:

  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle
$500 rebate on:

  • Compressed natural gas vehicle
  • Propane fueled vehicle
  • Electric motorcycle (Does not include electric scooters)

One-time pre-owned vehicles:

  • Odometer reading of 75,000 miles or less
  • Final purchase price of $50,000 or less
  • Purchased from a registered dealer

Demonstration vehicles:

  • From a registered dealer
  • Final purchase price of $50,000 or less
  • Odometer reading: Over 500 and less than 10,000 miles

Additional low-income rebates:

An additional $1,000 is available to applicants who meet low-income requirements. For details, see Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Guidelines.