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.

The Electric Vehicle Excise Tax Credit is administered by the Motor Vehicle Administration. All questions regarding this program should be directed to Monica Grace at 410-768-7329 or at​.  ​

Other 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