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State

Administered through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Texas Emissions Reduction Plan, this statewide rebate provides an incentive to persons who purchase or lease an eligible new light-duty motor vehicle powered by electric drive (both plug-in or plug-in hybrid). Applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until 2000 rebates are awarded, or the final deadline of January 7, 2021, whichever comes first.

Federal

Tax credit for the purchase of a new qualified PEV. Credit amount ranges from $2,500 up to $7,500 based on each vehicle’s traction battery capacity and gross vehicle weight rating.

Local

Nissan North America is offering eligible employees and rate payers of Oncor a special opportunity to purchase the 100% electric Nissan Leaf. Take advantage of other rebate offers for a combined savings of up to $13,500 toward a new Leaf. 

Infrastructure Incentives:

Tesla Workplace & Destination Charging Program

Tesla is subsidizing the cost of free Tesla charging stations (and some universal charging stations) to certain workplaces and other eligible locations.

Tesla is looking for employers with employees who currently own or are interested in owning a Tesla.

Tesla is partnering with businesses that serve customers who own a Tesla.

Denton Municipal Electric Offering EV Incentives

The City of Denton, through DME, is offering a rebate of $300 for the purchase of a plug-in electric vehicle. Customers looking to take advantage of the program must submit an application with proof of purchase, proof of registration and a registration address that is within the City’s electric utility service territory.

Read the manual and access the EV rebate application here.

 

United Cooperative Services Offers EV Charger Incentives

United Cooperative Services is offering customers up to a 50% incentive or $500 on a level 2 (240 V) EV charger. The Equipment must be new installation, sign up for to receive “Beat the Peak” notifications via text messages, and charging equipment must be set for delayed charge to avoid charging during peak hours.

More information and how to apply for this rebate here.

Who Are We?

Electric Vehicles North Texas (EVNT) is the Electric Fuel Subcommittee of DFWCC.  Comprised of stakeholders, including city staff, fleet managers/representatives, electric vehicle (EV) industry representatives, and passionate EV owners. EVNT strives to educate interested parties in electric vehicle technology. Want to be added to our email distribution list? Sign up for emails here!

What Do We Do?

EVNT provides resources, data, and networking opportunities in order to reduce barriers to EV adoption and EV supply equipment (EVSE) installation in the North Texas Region. We also plan the largest gathering of EVs in Texas at the DFW National Drive Electric Week celebration and make critical connections with others interested in supporting EVs. 

EVNT Data and Fact Sheets

EV Basics Fact Sheet - Concisely answers the most common questions about EVs.

EV Economics Fact Sheet - Addresses some frequent questions about the economics of EV ownership and the impact of EVs on the local economy.

EVSE Gap Analysis - Map identifying existing EVSE locations, cities without EVSE, and highlighting land uses within those cities with potential for public EVSE installations. Higher resolution versions of this map can be generated for specific cities/areas on request!

Resources

Workplace Charging

The majority of charging takes place at home, overnight. However, being able to charge while working during the day (when the car is otherwise simply parked) significantly increases the viability of EV ownership by extending the usable range for after-work errands and other trips. Learn more about workplace charging, charging management and installation, and how to engage employees on the benefits of driving electric!

Alternative Fuels Data CenterThe Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to help fleets and other transportation decision makers find ways to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures. Here are some of the EV-related tools available through the site.

Station Locator

PEV Readiness Scorecard

Vehicle Cost Calculator

Well to Wheels Emissions Calculator

EV/EVSE Incentives (Owners and Fleet)

Qualified PEV Motor Vehicle Tax Credit

AirCheckTexas Drive a Clean Machine Program

Information about EV-Ready Construction Codes (coming soon)

EV Charging for Multi-Family Residential Properties (coming soon)

Plug-in America

Plug-in America, in addition to being a non-profit, supporter-driven EV advocacy group, is also the national organizing body of National Drive Electric Week celebrated annually during September.


Used Electric Car Buyers' Guide

Past Meeting Agendas, Presentations, and Summaries:

​2017

EV Infrastructure Workshop | November 2nd

Meeting presentations

Q&A

National Drive Electric Week Webinar Series

EV101

Workplace Charging

Opportunities for Utilities 

Municipalities & EVs

How to Sell an EV

July11 (DFWCC Mid-Year Meeting)

City of Lewisville: Why Electric Vehicles Work for Us

Chargepoint: Industry Overview 2017

February 28

Envision Solar - Solar 3.0

ChargePoint - Future-Proofing Fleet Charging

DFW Clean Cities Annual Report

Fleet for the Future

EVNT Update

2016

December 6

August 5

February 16

 

2015

November 18

February 18

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