Illinois electric vehicle rebate: State launches EV program to residents, offering up to $4K for purchase
Share this @internewscast.com

CHICAGO (WLS) — A new rebate program has opened to encourage Illinoisans to buy all-electric vehicles.

Starting Friday, anyone who buys an electric vehicle can apply for a $4,000 rebate from the state for their purchase.

There’s also a $1,500 rebate available for people who buy electric motorcycles.

RELATED: Increasing electric cars in Illinois, reducing emissions

The program was created under the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Pritzker in the fall of 2021.

“With our nation-leading rebate program, it’s never been more affordable for Illinois residents to buy and drive an electric vehicle,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “My administration understands that the clean energy transition is only as effective as it is accessible. From these $4,000 rebates to our workforce development programs to help coal communities move into clean energy jobs, we are laser-focused on making Illinois a leader in addressing climate change and ensuring no community is left behind.”

To be eligible for a rebate, the vehicle must be exclusively powered and refueled by electricity, plugged in to charge, and licensed to drive on public roadways. Electric mopeds, electric off-highway vehicles, hybrid electric or extended-range electric vehicles that are also equipped with conventional fueled propulsion or auxiliary engines are not eligible under the program.

Eligibility requirements for an EV rebate in Illinois include, but are not limited to:

  • The purchaser must reside in Illinois at time of vehicle purchase and at the time the rebate is issued.
  • The vehicle must be purchased from a dealer licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State.
  • Rented or leased vehicles do not qualify for the rebate.
  • The vehicle cannot have been the subject of a previous EV rebate under this new program in Illinois.
  • The rebate amount cannot exceed the purchase price of the vehicle.
  • The purchaser must retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 12 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase date.
  • The purchaser must apply for the rebate within 90-days after the vehicle purchase date.
  • Documentation requirements include a copy of purchase invoice, proof of purchase, vehicle registration, and IRS W-9 or W-8 forms.
  • As required under CEJA, Illinois EPA will prioritize the review of applications from low-income purchasers and award rebates to purchasers accordingly. Low income is defined as persons and families whose income does not exceed 80 percent of the State median income, as established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

    MORE ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES

    Applications are being accepted through the end of September.

    To apply, visit

    Share this @internewscast.com
    You May Also Like
    Pete Davidson in trauma therapy following Kanye West's cyberattacks

    Pete Davidson in trauma therapy following Kanye West’s cyberattacks

    Pete Davidson has been in “trauma therapy” largely due to Kanye West’s…
    Trump releases campaign-style video after FBI raid

    Trump releases campaign-style video after FBI raid

    Just hours after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago estate, former President Donald…
    Chinese military ‘completes various tasks’ around Taiwan

    Chinese military ‘completes various tasks’ around Taiwan

    China’s military has “completed various tasks” around Taiwan but will conduct regular…
    Kanye West mourns fake death of Pete Davidson after Kim breakup

    Kanye West mourns fake death of Pete Davidson after Kim breakup

    Kanye West is mourning the fake death of his former foe Pete…
    Former Twitter employee Ahmad Abouammo was found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia and releasing private user information of those who publicly criticized the country in exchange for large sums of money. He is pictured leaving Santa Rita jail in Dublin, California in Nov. 2019

    Ex-Twitter worker is found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia

    A former Twitter employee was found guilty of spying for Saudi Arabia and…
    Trump to be deposed by N.Y. AG in civil probe of his business practices

    Trump to be deposed by N.Y. AG in civil probe of his business practices

    Former President Donald Trump is expected to be deposed by lawyers from…
    Columbus Police Report Arrest of Man Suspected of Raping 10-Year-Old Girl at Center of Abortion Debate – RedState

    Manchin-Schumer Deal Vote Is In – RedState

    While Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) threw a last-minute roadblock into the bill,…
    Joe Gorga says no one knows how he feels amid Teresa Giudice feud

    Joe Gorga says no one knows how he feels amid Teresa Giudice feud

    Family matters. Joe Gorga doesn’t think anyone understands how he feels amid…