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
ModelBase MSRPFederal Tax CreditMaximum State Excise Tax*EPA Range (miles)
Battery Electric Vehicles
Nissan Leaf
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X
Chevy Bolt
Ford Focus EV
Smart forTwo EV
BMW i3
Kia Soul EV
Volkswagen eGolf
Honda Clarity Electric (lease only)
Tesla Model 3
Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Chevy Volt
Ford Fusion Energi
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in
Toyota Prius Prim
Volvo XC90 PHEV
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid
BMW i3 Rex
BMW i8
BMW 330e iPerformance
BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance
BMW X5 40e iPerformance
Audi A3 e-tron
BMW 530e iPerformance
Honda Clarity Plug-in