You may already be aware of the federal tax credits for electric vehicles (if not check out Electric Vehicle Federal Tax Credit: Explained) but there are also EV incentives available in individual states, including some great incentives for South Carolina residents.
If you’re a resident of the Palmetto State, you may qualify for tax credits, incentives, or savings for owning an electric vehicle and may also qualify for additional incentives such as credits on home charging through your energy provider, carpool lane exemptions, and more.
Check out the incentives we’ve found for South Carolina in 2023. Please keep in mind that these may change at any time and certain conditions may apply to qualify.
Federal Tax Credits up to $7,500
NOTE: The Clean Vehicle Credit added a new requirement for final assembly in North America that took effect on August 17, 2022, with additional requirements beginning January 1, 2023.
Used EV Rebates up to $4,000
The Clean Vehicle Credit provides a tax credit for the purchase of a pre-owned EV or FCEV.
HOV Lane Exemptions
In South Carolina, electric vehicles may use the carpool lane regardless of the number of passengers.
Home Charger Incentives
Santee Cooper is looking to help with some of the costs of installing an EV charger by contributing up to $250 towards the installation of a Level 2 EV charger. To find out more about their rebate program, check out their EV website to learn how to apply for their EV charger rebate.
Duke Energy is another utility company in South Carolina that is willing to help with some of the upfront costs of owning or purchasing an EV. The utility provider will contribute up to $500 towards the installation of a Level 2 EV charger. But, they’re not stopping there. They will also give a monthly credit if you charger your EV during off-peak hours.
Check out Duke Energy’s website to learn about their EV offers and rebates. You can save up to $500 in incentives and rebates.
The Final Word
To stay up-to-date on available incentives for EVs in South Carolina and across the nation, bookmark our Incentives and Rebates in SC page, where you’ll find the most up-to-date information on all electric vehicle tax credits and incentives available in South Carolina and every other US state.
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