Electric Vehicles (EVs)

​​​​​​​​cars parked at curb and using electric charger​​​​​In Wisconsin, the transportation sector is the state’s second largest energy user when comparing economy-wide energy use by sector (WI Energy Stats 2020). Vehicle electrification is a key solution to reducing petroleum use and decarbonizing the transportation sector.  

The Office of Energy Innovation, the State's Energy Office develops and provides incentive programs like the Energy Innovation Grant Program (EIGP) to advance zero emission vehicles in Wisconsin (including EVs) and supports transportation recommendations in the Clean Energy Plan.

​Review the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change Report​

PSC Docket (5-EI-156): Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy and Regulation Investigation​

OEI contact: Tom.Nowakowski@Wisconsin.gov


Resources​​

Department of Transportation 

Wisconsin DOT Alternative Fuel Corridors: Wisconsin DOT Alternative fuels

​US DOT EV Charging Infrastructure Funding Opportunities:

​​​​​Alternative Fuel Corridors 2021 Funding Report

Wisconsin DOT Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)​: Local P​rograms​

Organizational Resources

Argonne National Labs Information on purchasing EVs: Evolut​ion Tool​

Alternative Fuels Data Center

Electrification Coalition

RENEW Wisconsin

Wisconsin Clean Cities​



Available Rebate and Incentive Programs​​

Source
Funding Opportunity
​Description
Due Date/Frequency​
​​Alliant Energy
Charging Station Incentive Alliant Energy offers residential customers a $750 rebate to purchase and install a Level 2 EVSE.​​Ongoing
​​​​Barron Electric Cooperative (BEC)
Rebate for FREE Level 2 Charger​​ ​BEC offers residential customers rebates for the full cost of a Level 2 EVSE.​ ​Ongoing
​Chippewa Valley Electric Cooperative (CVEC)
Electric Vehicle Charging Station​ Incentive ​​CVEC offers customers a $400 rebate to purchase and install a new Level 2 EVSE. All rebate documentation must be submitted within three months of the EVSE purchase. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.​ Incentives are in place through December 31, 2022
Clark Electric Cooperative (CEC)​
​Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive
​CEC offers customers a $400 rebate to purchase and install a new Level 2 EVSE. Rebates is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ​Incentives are in place through December 31, 2022
​East Central Energy (ECE)
​​Powering your EV​​
​ECE offers a $750 rebate to install a level 2 charger on either the time-of-use rate or off-peak storage rate.​ ​Ongoing
​Madison Gas and Electric (MGE)​

​​​Sh​ift & Save
​Electric vehicle (EV) drivers can save up to 40% on home charging costs by shifting vehicle charging and other electricity use to nights and weekends!
​Ongoing
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE)​
Charge@Home Program​

MGE residential customers can pay $20 per month for the installation and maintenance of a Level 2 EVSE. Participants must sign a five-year service agreement. ​
​Ongoing​
​Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS)​​
​​​​Electric Vehicle Charging Station​ Incentive​
PPCS offers rebates ranging from $400 to $800 on residential charging stations. The charging station must be connected to PPCS' load management system.​
Incentives are in place through December 31, 2022
​Price Electric Cooperative (PEC)
​​Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive
Price Electric Cooperative offers residential customers a $500 rebate to customers who purchase and install a Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.​
Incentives are in place through December 31, 2022
RENEW Wisconsin
Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Grant $500 grant for nonprofits installing a Level 2 (or higher) electric vehicle charger.​ Ongoing​
​Riverland Energy Cooperative (REC)
Electric Vehicle Charging Station​ Incentive
​REC offers residential customers a $400 rebate to purchase and install a Level 2 EVSE. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Incentives are in place through December 31, 2022
​We Energies

We Energies Residential EV Charger Pilot Program​​ Installation of Level 2 Charger; option to pre-pay or bundle costs on utility bill; opportunity to take advantage of new EV charging Time of Use rate; access to qualified, contracted installers.
Ongoing
We Energies
We Energies Business EV Charger Pilot ProgramThe program offers credits to help pay for business customer costs of utility upgrades as well as provides possible rebates for customer facility electrical work. Optional ability for customers to purchase charging through the utility.​Ongoing
​Wisconsin Public Service

WPS Residential EV Charger Pilot Program
Installation of Level 2 Charger; option to pre-pay or bundle costs on utility bill; opportunity to take advantage of new EV charging Time of Use rate; access to qualified, contracted installers.Ongoing
​Wisconsin Public Service
WPS Business EV Charger Pilot Program​
The program offers credits to help pay for business customer costs of utility upgrades as well as provides possible rebates for customer facility electrical work. Optional ability for customers to purchase charging through the utility.​Ongoing