Maryland's Plug-in Electric Vehicle Buyer's Guide

​Plug-in Electic Vehicles (PEV) are a category of cars that can run at least partially on battery power that is recharged from the electric grid. Below is a list of the two different types of PEVs- pure battery electrics (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV) that are available.

Note: The State Excise Tax credit is subject to the availability of funds. It applies to new vehicles purchased after July 1, 2017, and is not applicable to vehicles with a purchase price in excess of $60,000. For more information, please visit the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration's web site.

Questions or comments may be directed to Justin Mabrey of the Mobile Sources Control program at (410) 537-4165  or by email to Justin.Mabrey@maryland.gov
 
ModelBase MSRPFederal Tax CreditMaximum State Excise Tax*EPA Range (miles)
Battery Electric Vehicles
Nissan Leaf
$29,010$7,500$2,400-$3,00084-107
Tesla Model S
$69,500$7,500N/A249-335
Tesla Model X
$82,500$7,500N/A237-295
Chevy Bolt
$37,495$7,500$3,000238
Ford Focus EV
$29,120$7,500$3,000115
Smart forTwo EV
$25,000$7,500$2,20068
Mercedes-Benz B250E
$39,900$7,500$2,80085
Kia Soul EV
$33,950$7,500$2,70093
Volkswagen eGolf
$28,995$7,500$2,42083
Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Chevy Volt
$33,220$7,500$1,84053
Ford Cmax Energi
$27,120$4,007$76021
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in
$34,600$4,919$98027
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
$41,995$7,500$1,60033
Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid
$77,200$5,336$1,35014
Audi A3 e-tron
$38,900$4,502N/A16
Mercedes-Benz S550e
$96,600$4,042N/A14