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Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program

The MN Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program. The program launched on February 7, 2024. The State of Minnesota has limited funds for the EV rebate program.  

All funds for the Non-Xcel Territory have been reserved at this time. If you are interested in receiving a rebate and live/do business in this territory, you will still be able to apply for a rebate, but will be placed on the waitlist for your electric utility territory and will remain there until additional funds become available.  Please be aware that you may not receive a rebate if all available funds are allocated to applications on the waitlist ahead of you. Once all funds for the program have been completely paid out, the application portal will close, and any remaining applicants on the waitlist will be notified that their application could not be paid.

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Commerce is reviewing applications on a first-come, first-served basis. Each application must be processed individually to ensure it complies with program and state requirements. Commerce began rebate payments in April 2024, and expects to finish paying all current applicants by August 31, 2024. 

You will receive email notification for any status updates to your application, such as a request for additional information, or if your application has been approved or rejected. To protect against fraud, all status updates will include your EV Rebate application number. We appreciate your patience as we work through the thousands of applications received to date.

How do I apply for the EV rebate?*

Electric vehicle rebate applications must include all three documents.

  1. Current Driver's License. 
  2. Electric utility bill at the time of EV purchase. For renters who do not have an electric utility bill, submit your renter's lease at the time of EV purchase.  
  3. Purchase agreement or lease. If neither exists, applicants may submit other documentation proving they purchased the EV and the purchase price.

When uploading the required documents, click "Upload Files" to select and upload all required documents at once. Do not upload one document at a time. Once you see a green check next to each document, they have been uploaded correctly.

Running into problems with your application? You can contact the EV Rebate Program team: | 651-539-1886

How much money can I get for my EV?

  • For new electric vehicles, owners/lessees may receive a rebate up to $2,500
  • For used electric vehicles, owners may receive a rebate up to $600

What EVs qualify?

  • Vehicles may be new or used. 
  • Vehicles must be either electric or plug-in hybrid. 
  • Vehicles must be purchased or leased on or after May 25, 2023.
  • Leased vehicles must be leased for 24 months or longer
  • Vehicles must be titled in Minnesota.   
  • New vehicles must have a base MSRP of $55,000 or less, excluding taxes and fees.  
  • Used vehicles must have a purchase price of $25,000 or less.

*An individual buyer must have all three documents. An entity buyer, such as a non-profit, needs an electric utility bill for a physical address associated with the entity at time of EV purchase and a purchase or lease agreement.

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