Illinois EV Rebate Program

Illinois is going electric! Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director John J. Kim announced the opening of Illinois’ Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program. Beginning July 1, 2022 electric vehicle purchases qualify for substantial tax rebates. As part of Illinois’ landmark Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), Illinois is phasing out fossil fuels and aiming to put 1 million EVs on the road by 2030. Rebates include:
✔️$4K on EV cars
✔️$1.5K on E-motorcycles
Read the announcement here:
Apply for the rebate here:
Applications for the first funding round are being accepted starting July 1 and must be postmarked on or before September 30, 2022.
Rebate application cycles will be opened and rebates will be issued to eligible applicants subject to availability of funds. Illinois residents that purchase an all-electric passenger vehicle on or after July 1, 2022, are eligible to apply for a rebate under Illinois’ EV Rebate Program. The following rebate amounts have been set forth in statute:
• Beginning July 1, 2022, a $4,000 rebate for the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.
• Beginning July 1, 2026, a $2,000 rebate for the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.
• Beginning July 1, 2028, a $1,500 rebate for the purchase of an all-electric vehicle.
In addition, a $1,500 rebate is available for the purchase of an electric motorcycle. As of July 1, 2022, the EV Rebate Fund has a balance of $17,909,043.51. After the application period closes, rebates will be issued to eligible applicants based on funding availability. 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 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.
• The vehicle must be purchased from a dealer licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State.
• Rented or leased vehicles do not qualify for the rebate.
• The vehicle cannot have been the subject of a previous EV rebate under this new program in Illinois.
• The rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the vehicle.
• The purchaser must retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase date.
• The purchaser must apply for the rebate within 90-days after the vehicle purchase date.
• Documentation requirements include a copy of purchase invoice, proof of purchase, vehicle registration, and IRS W-9 or W-8 forms.
As required under CEJA, Illinois EPA will prioritize the review of applications from low-income purchasers and award rebates to purchasers 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.
Illinois EV Rebate Program