Energize Your Ride

Electric vehicles (EVs) drive powerful environmental and economic benefits for you and our community, including:

Zero tailpipe emissions

Reduced carbon footprint

Lower fuel and maintenance costs

EV Charger Rebates

Claim a rebate from Ƶ of up to $500 on EV chargers.

Ƶ residential customers who purchase a networked* Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charger can claim a rebate that covers 75% of the initial purchase cost (before tax and after any discounts or other rebates), up to $500.

The rebate will be issued as a credit on the customer's Ƶ account. A maximum of two incentives are allowed per premise for each charger purchased for home use with a highway-approved battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Program Requirements:

To qualify for the Ƶ rebate, residents must:

  • Purchase a new Level 2 or higher networked* EV charger and submit the application within 60 days of the initial purchase date.
    • Tesla Mobile Connector, Rivian Portable Charger, WebGo Dual Volt, and other mobile, portable, and dual volt chargers are not eligible.
    • Rebates are not offered on used, resold or refurbished chargers.
  • Provide a valid proof of purchase, from a local retailer, the * or an online retailer (not to include eBay or other resale sites) that ships the item to the customer’s service address in Ƶ’s territory.
  • Submit a photo of the serial number on the device itself.
  • Be on an active Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan and remain on the plan for a minimum of two years.
  • Charger must have ongoing and stable connection to the internet.
  • Install the eligible EV charger at their Ƶ service address.

Below is a list of EV chargers that qualify for Ƶ’s rebate program. Please note, Ƶ does not endorse specific brands or manufacturers. We recommend conducting your own research to find an EV charger that best suits your needs.

Please refer to the Residential EV Charger Checklist for a .

To inquire about the eligibility of EV chargers not listed below, or for any other questions or concerns, please contact us at EVresidential@tep.com.

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  • Program Funding Availability

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46 percent of EV Charger rebate funds remaining (data updated monthly)

*Networked refers to any electric vehicle charger that can connect remotely to a larger network via the internet. Look for “Smart charger” or “Wi-Fi enabled” tags in the EV charger description or spec sheet before purchasing. A networked EV charger allows the EV driver, the utility (or a third party) to connect to the charger to manage charging.

*If you purchased the EV charger on the Ƶ Marketplace and you did not receive the instant rebate, you can submit the rebate application for a credit on your account. For customers who received the instant rebate on the Ƶ Marketplace, you do not need to submit a rebate application.

NOTE: Customer with net metering Rider 4 who meet the requirements for a level 2 networked EV charger must transition to Net Metering Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan. Please contact the Customer Care Center at tepcustomercare@tep.com to modify your rate.

Customers agree to allow a Ƶ representative to conduct a site visit to verify that the Program Requirements have been met.

Rebate applications must be submitted within 60 days of the initial purchase date to be considered. Incentives are subject to the availability of funding. This program is subject to change or expire without notice. Full rebate details are available on the Electric Vehicle Charger Program Application Form.

Already purchased your EV Charger?

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Commercial, Multi-family, and Community Programs

Are you looking to energize your fleet or provide charging infrastructure for your employees, residents, or customers? Ƶ’s Smart City EV Program offerings include incentives as well as technical support to commercial businesses, multi-family complexes and nonprofit customers that purchase and install EV charging ports at their location.

Micromobility Rebates

Skip the traffic.

Electric bikes reduce air pollutants compared to gas-powered cars and can be a viable alternative for some vehicle trips. Electric bikes can help low to moderate income customers with clean energy transportation options and increase the accessibility of transportation electrification to all customers.

Over the next three years, Ƶ will provide over 300 rebates to offset the cost of electric bike purchases for customers. All customers are eligible for $100 off the purchase of a qualifying electric bike. Low- to moderate-income customers are eligible for a $600 rebate.

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Rates for EV Owners

Ƶ offers pricing plans that can support battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging.

Lower off-peak rates with on-peak rates and a “demand” charge based on your highest individual hour of usage during on-peak periods.

Time-of-Use Plan

Shift a majority of your usage to off-peak hours and reduce your monthly bill. See savings by charging your vehicle during off-peak times.

Effective March 2024, Ƶ's Residential Super Off-Peak TOU Electric Vehicle pricing plan is no longer available. .

"Once someone has purchased an EV, they're pretty much hooked"

Is an EV right for me?

Electric vehicles (EVs) can reduce your fuel and maintenance costs while shrinking your carbon footprint. But as they say: your mileage may vary.

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2024 Chevy Equinox
2024 Chevy Equinox EV
$26,600
Base Price
$34,995
$0
Federal Tax Credit
$7,500*
$26,600
Effective Price
$27,495
Maintenance & Operation Costs
$156
Cost to Fuel (Monthly)
$47
$1,872
Cost to Fuel (Annually)
$564
$386 license fee + $13.50 set fees
Total: $399.50
Registration Fees (Annual)
$508 license fee + $12 set fees
Total: $520
829 miles
Range per $100
2,660 miles
Environmental Benefits
51,147 lbs. of CO₂
Estimated Carbon Emissions (over 5 years)
15,570 lbs. of CO₂
0%
Estimated Carbon Reduction
70%

* Tax credit amount could be reduced as more EVs are sold. For more details, visit  .

 

Fuel and mileage estimates based on 15,000 miles driven/year, an average price of $3.50/gallon and the Basic electric rate of $0.12/kWH with no EV rate discounts used. The 2024 Chevy Equinox Gasoline averages 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

EV Benefits and Incentives

Benefitting your wallet and the environment

Federal tax credits

Owners may qualify for for the purchase of a new plug-in EV.

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No emissions testing

In Arizona, EVs are .

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State tax incentives

 also are available, including .

HOV lane

With a special Alternative Fuel Vehicle license plate, you can use the at any time, regardless of the number of passengers.

Extended battery warranties

Several manufacturers of plug-in vehicles offer 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranties.

Up to a $500 rebate on a home charger

Ƶ residential customers who purchase a Level 2 charger can claim a rebate of up to $500.

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Just sitting in an EV causes drivers to be significantly more likely to consider buying one.

Why does this matter? Compared to people who have never been in an EV, purchase consideration is three times higher among people who've sat in one.
Source: J.D. Power

Charging Your EV

Before you purchase an EV, learn about the three types of chargers and how long it might take for you to charge your vehicle.

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Level 1

  • 120-volt (V) plug and can be plugged in to a standard wall outlet. Most plug-in EVs come with this type of charging equipment.
  • 2-5 miles of range for each hour of charging.
  • Most often used at home.
  • Typically used to charge their vehicles at home overnight.

 

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Level 2

  • Electric vehicles can be charged with a 240V plug, typically used in homes.
  • 10-60 miles of range for each hour of charging.
  • These units can fully charge an electric car battery in as little as 2 hours, making them a good choice for both homeowners and businesses.
  • Overall home among EV owners who install a Level 2 permanently mounted charging station.
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Level 3

  • Direct-current (DC) fast-charging equipment typically found along corridors with heavy traffic and other public locations.
  • DC rapid chargers use a 480V connection to provide 60-100 miles of range for each 20-minute charge.
  • These chargers require highly specialized equipment to install and maintain and typically are only used in commercial and industrial applications.

Note: Before purchasing an EV charger for your home, you may need to consult an electrical contractor to determine if your home's electrical system needs any modifications. The type of charging system you should install will depend on the type of vehicle you choose. Installation of higher-voltage systems may require permitting and upgrades to your home's electrical facilities.

Charging On the Go

Charging your EV when you're away from home is easy

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How do EVs work?

EVs look just like other vehicles, except they use a battery to store electric energy that powers the motor. Some EVs can drive more than 300 miles on a single charge, meaning you could drive from Tucson to Flagstaff without stopping.