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EV Charging

EV Charging Rebate

Whether you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle (EV) or own one but charge with a Level 1, now is the time to install faster Level 2 charging at home. EV charging options just got easier and more affordable. Even better, you don’t have to own your home to be eligible.

New to EVs and need more info about the differences in charging levels? Click here to view our guide to chargers and plugs!

Consider taking advantage of one or more of these new offers:

  • $400 bill credit when you buy and install a Level 2 charger
  • $400 bill credit when you buy and install a smart splitter
  • $400 bill credit for the installation of a 240-volt outlet
  • $600 maximum bill credit for installing more than one of the above

You must purchase and install your equipment before applying for the bill credit. Our convenient list of helpful contractors makes it easy to install.

Options and incentive information

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Information about Level 2 charging at home

Level 2 chargers deliver 10 to 25 miles per hour using a 240 volt circuit. If your vehicle came with a Level 2 plug, you may only need a matching 240 volt outlet. If you are a renter, a plug-in option may be the best choice, since you can take it with you if you move.

  • Charger amperage must be greater than 30 amp (7.2 kW)
  • Equipment must be UL Listed
  • Plug-in or hardwired equipment qualifies
  • May choose connected or non-connected charger depending on your need

If you have already purchased and installed your qualifying Level 2 charger, start your rebate application below!

Start Online Application
Information about smart splitters

If you don’t have space in your electrical panel, smart splitters may help. They use an existing 240 volt circuit (think dryer or oven) to power a Level 2 charger when the primary device isn’t in use. If you are a renter, a plug-in option may be the best choice, since you can take it with you if you move.

  • UL safety certified
  • Plug-in or hardwired equipment qualifies
    • If you have a dryer in the garage or near where you park, a plug-in option will use the existing service to charge your EV when the primary appliance isn’t being used. This is a great choice for renters who aren’t able to upgrade the home’s electrical service.
    • Hardwired options, installed by a licensed electrician, can help install Level 2 charging using the same circuit as your oven or other indoor appliances. Hardwired splitters offer flexibility on charger location, allowing the service to be available near the panel rather than a shared outlet.

If you have already purchased and installed your smart splitter, start your rebate application below!

Start Online Application
Information about 240 volt outlet installation

Many EVs come with a Level 2 plug and customers only need a 240 volt outlet to charge quickly at home. The 240 volt outlet incentive can be paired with either the hardwired Level 2 charger or Smart Splitter to help cover installation costs.

  • Installed by a licensed electrician
  • Electrical panel has space to add a new 240 volt service

If you have already purchased and installed your 240 volt outlet and other charger equipment, start your rebate application below!

Start Online Application

How to get your EV charging bill credit

  1. Decided which offer(s) work best for your EV charging needs.
  2. If needed, get in touch with a contractor.
  3. Purchase and install your equipment.
  4. Start the online application.
  5. Include your proof of purchase and installation receipts with your application.
  6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Submit your completed application.

The bill credit will show up on your utility invoice in one to two billing cycles.

Start Online Application

Eligibility

You must be a current Tacoma Power residential customer.

You must purchase and install your equipment prior to applying for the incentive.

Hardwired and plug-in equipment qualifies for the incentive.

You must provide proof of purchase (dated within the last 90 days) with your application for one of the approved products.

Product specifications

  • Level 2 charger:
    • Must be UL Listed
    • Must be at least 30 amps (7.2 kW)
    • May be plug-in or hardwired
    • May be network connected or non-network connected
  • Smart splitter:
    • Must be UL Listed
    • May be plug-in or hardwired
  • 240 volt outlet/hardwired equipment installation
    • Outlet or equipment must be installed by a licensed electrician
    • New outlet must be compatible with the Level 2 charger, amperage and plug style
    • Electrical panel has sufficient space to add new 240 volt service

Your household decision to invest in a Level 2 charger can not only save you time and money now, but also make you eligible for future incentives. Why wait? Maximize you environmental investment today!

If you have questions about the rebate process or need further assistance, please call 253-502-8363 or email Rebates@cityoftacoma.org.

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