Utah Incentives

Earn cash incentives for installing electric vehicle charging stations. Incentives can cover up to 75% of charger costs. Electric vehicle charging will help encourage clean transportation adoption and improve Utah’s air quality.

Utah DEQ workplace charging funding assistance

During the 2019 General Legislative Session, the State Legislature appropriated $4.9 million to be used as an incentive for the installation of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) throughout the State.

*Funds expended as of October 2023

Free Metered Parking in SLC

SLC Green Vehicles are eligible for a special parking permit that allows free parking for up to two hours at Salt Lake City parking meters.

HOV Lane Exemption

Electric vehicles are permitted to use HOV lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. Qualified vehicles must display the special clean fuel decal issued by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT); a limited number of decals are available.

Did you know that 

The average cost to fill up an EV is around $9 compared to around $40 for a comparable gasoline powered car.

Federal Incentives

Federal tax credits

Up to $7,500 credit back on your income tax return for new EVs

Up to $4,000 back for used EVs

High Occupany Lane Exemption

The FAST Act extended the ability for public authorities to offer HOV access for low emission and energy-efficient vehicles through 2019, if the driver pays a toll. AFVs and PEVs may continue to be granted free or discounted access to HOV lanes through 2025.

Qualified Two-Wheeled Plug-In Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Tax Credit

Credit for 10% of the cost of a qualified vehicle, up to $2,500. (Expired 2022).

Find more 

Research the Alternative Fuels Data Center for more information on specific laws and incentives.

Other Resources

Leaders for Clean Air

Leaders for Clean Air is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to improving Utah’s air quality by providing free electric vehicle charging stations to Utah businesses, implementing large-scale electric charger projects, and promoting the benefits of electric vehicle technology.

Alternative Fuel Data Center

The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers reach their energy and economic goals through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures.

Utah Clean Air

UCAIR is a statewide clean air partnership created to make it easier for individuals, businesses and communities to make small changes to improve Utah’s air. Every small change adds to collective action towards better health, economy and overall quality of life.

Drive Electric Utah is run by Utah Clean Cities Coalition. Utah Clean Cities is a part of the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Network, which focuses on reducing the use of fossil fuels and increasing energy independence in the United States. To learn more about Utah Clean Cities mission and work please visit UtahCleanCities.org.