Illinois EPA Announces Dates of Next Electric Vehicle Rebate Program
Program opening November 1st offers $4,000 rebate for
purchase of an all-electric passenger vehicle or $1,500 rebate for
purchase of an all-electric motorcycle
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[September 05, 2023]
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) is
announcing that the next funding round for Illinois’ Electric
Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program will open Wednesday, November 1, 2023
and run through Wednesday, January 31, 2024. Individuals that
purchase a new or used all-electric vehicle from an Illinois
licensed dealer, meet all other eligibility requirements, and apply
during the rebate cycle will be eligible for a rebate as long as
funds are available. Forms and instructions on submitting a
rebate application will be made available on the
Electric Vehicle Rebate Program webpage on October 18, 2023.
“Here in Illinois, we are leading the clean energy
revolution—providing competitive incentives for companies and
consumers alike,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “Ever since I signed
the landmark Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, we’ve distributed
millions of dollars in rebates for residents who buy all-electric
vehicles. Today, I couldn’t be happier to announce that the next
round of the Illinois EV Rebate Program will open November 1st. I
encourage all Illinoisans to take advantage of this nation-leading
opportunity—helping us reach our ambitious goal of 1 million
registered EVs on the road by 2030.”
“This incentive program was created to encourage
Illinois residents to purchase electric vehicles and has already
received tremendous response from Illinois motorists, with over $19
million in rebates awarded in fiscal year 2023,” said Illinois EPA
Director John J. Kim. “We are pleased to provide notice of the next
funding round to share this important information and give ample
notice to those who may be in the market to purchase an all-electric
vehicle in the coming weeks or months.”
EV purchasers must apply for a rebate within 90 days of the vehicle
purchase date. However, applications will not be accepted or
reviewed if submitted or postmarked prior to the November 1, 2023
rebate cycle start date. Payments will be made to eligible
individuals as long as funding is available.
The Illinois General Assembly has appropriated $12 million to
Illinois EPA for the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30,
2024. Actual funding amounts will be determined by the amount of
money available in the Electric Vehicle Rebate Fund, not to exceed
Generally, to be eligible for a rebate, the vehicle must be
exclusively powered and refueled by electricity, plugged in to
charge, and licensed to drive on public roadways. Electric mopeds,
electric off-highway vehicles, hybrid electric or extended-range
electric vehicles that are also equipped with conventional fueled
propulsion or auxiliary engines are not eligible under the program.
Eligibility requirements for an EV rebate in Illinois are set forth
in the Illinois EPA’s regulations at 35 Ill. Adm. Code 275.
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These requirements include, but are not limited to:
The purchaser must reside in Illinois at time of
vehicle purchase and at the time the rebate is issued.
An applicant may not previously have received an
Electric Vehicle Rebate..
The vehicle must be purchased from a dealer
licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State.
Rented or leased vehicles do not qualify for the
Vehicles purchased from an out-of-state
dealership, and vehicles delivered to or received by the
purchaser out-of-state are not eligible for a rebate.
The purchaser must apply for the rebate within
90-days after the vehicle purchase date.
The purchaser must retain ownership of the
vehicle for a minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately after
the vehicle purchase date.
The rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase
price of the vehicle.
Documentation requirements include a copy of
purchase invoice, proof of purchase, vehicle registration, and
IRS W-9 or W-8 forms.
Illinois’ Electric Vehicle Rebate Program webpage includes a
Frequently Asked Questions document, and other relevant information.
Please note, a new EV Rebate Application form will be posted to the
webpage on October 18, 2023, along with instructions for completing
Illinois EV Rebate Program was created under the Climate and
Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) passed by the General Assembly and signed
by Governor Pritzker in the fall of 2021. As required under CEJA,
Illinois EPA will prioritize the review of applications from
low-income purchasers and award rebates accordingly. Low income is
defined as persons and families whose income does not exceed 80
percent of the State median income, as established by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. All other applications will
be processed as received on a first come, first serve basis.
Questions about the EV Rebate Program may be
submitted to EPA.EV@Illinois.
interested in receiving updates on Illinois EPA’s EV programs may
register for the EV Listserv located at the bottom of the
Electric Vehicle Rebate Program webpage.
For information on federal incentives for electric vehicles and
charging infrastructure, please visit the
U.S. Department of Energy’s
Alternative Fuels Data Center.
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