Maryland $3,000 Excise Tax Credit for Plug-in Electric Vehicles


You may be eligible for a one-time excise tax credit, up to $3000.00, when you purchase a qualifying plug-in electric vehicle.  Effective 7/1/2017 through 6/30/2020, an individual may be entitled to receive an excise tax credit on a qualifying plug-in electric vehicle regardless of whether they own or lease the vehicle.  Business entities may also qualify for the tax credit on up to ten vehicles.


United States


  • The criteria for a qualifying plug-in electric vehicle are as follows:
  • The vehicle must be made by a manufacturer primarily for use on public streets, roads and highways.
  • The vehicle cannot be modified from the manufacturer's specifications.
  • The vehicle must be a new vehicle and titled for the first time on or after July 1, 2017, but before July 1, 2020.
  • The vehicle must be acquired for use or lease by the taxpayer, and not for resale.
  • The vehicle must be capable of being recharged from an external source of electricity.
  • Has a total purchase price not exceeding $60,000
  • Has a battery capacity of at least 5.0 kilowatt-hours
  • Credit request received are subject to the availability of funding and will be processed in the following amounts:
  • $100 times the kilowatt-hours of battery capacity of the vehicle.
  • Vehicles with 30 kilowatt-hours and above will only qualify for the maximum allowed of $3,000.
  • If you have purchased a plug-in electric vehicle from a Maryland dealer, the dealer will assist you with completing the proper form for the tax credit, you may download the Excise Tax

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