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 mgrace@mdot.state.md.us​.  ​

Other 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
$29,990$7,500$3,000151
Tesla Model S
$74,500$7,500N/A259-335
Tesla Model X
$79,500$7,500N/A237-295
Chevy Bolt
$37,495$7,500$3,000238
Ford Focus EV
$29,120$7,500$3,000115
Smart forTwo EV
$23,900$7,500$1,76058
BMW i3
$44,450$7,500$3,000114
Kia Soul EV
$33,950$7,500$3,000111
Volkswagen eGolf
$30,495$7,500$3,000125
Honda Clarity Electric (lease only)
$199$7,500$2,55089
Tesla Model 3
$35,000$7,500$3,000220
Plug-In Electric Hybrid Vehicles
Chevy Volt
$34,095$7,500$1,84053
Ford Fusion Energi
$31,400$4,007$76021
Hyundai Sonata Plug-in
$34,600$4,919$98027
Toyota Prius Prim
$27,100$4,502$88025
Volvo XC90 PHEV
$64,950$4,585N/A14
Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
$39,995$7,500$1,60033
Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid
$99,600$4,751N/A16
Porsche Cayenne S e-Hybrid
$79,900$5,336N/A14
BMW i3 Rex
$48,850$7,500$3,00097
BMW i8
$147,500$3,793N/A18
BMW 330e iPerformance
$45,600$4,001$76014
BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance
$90,700$4,668N/A14
BMW X5 40e iPerformance
$63,750$4,668N/A14
Audi A3 e-tron
$39,500$4,502N/A16
BMW 530e iPerformance
$52,650$4,668$92016
Honda Clarity Plug-in
$33,400$7,500$1,70048