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For vehicles purchased or leased on or after Jan. 1, 2022: To determine whether you meet the Charge Ahead income requirements, please reference the table below:

Household Size Maximum Household Income (Purchase/lease date between 1/1/2022 - 1/11/2022) Maximum Household Income (Purchase/lease date on/after 1/12/2022)
1 $51,520.00 $54,360.00
2 $69,680.00 $73,240.00
3 $87,840.00 $92,120.00
4 $106,000.00 $111,000.00
5 $124,160.00 $129,880.00
6 $142,320.00 $148,760.00
7 $160,480.00 $167,640.00
8 $178,640.00 $186,520.00
9 $196,800.00 $205,400.00
10 $214,960.00 $223,560.00
11 $233,120.00 $241,720.00
12 $251,280.00 $259,880.00

For vehicles purchased or leased prior to Jan. 1, 2022:To calculate whether you meet the Charge Ahead income requirements, please enter your location and household size:

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You may be eligible for the Charge Ahead Rebate if you:

  1. Qualify as low or moderate income household based on your location (for purchases prior to Jan 1. 2022) and household size.
  2. Purchase or lease a new or used battery electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle

Charge Ahead income eligibility: If purchased or leased before Jan. 1, 2022, your household income must be less than 120% of the area median income for your closest metropolitan statistical area to receive the $2,500 Charge Ahead rebate.

If your purchase or lease occurs on or after January 1, 2022, your income must be below 400% of the federal poverty guideline to receive the $5,000 Charge Ahead rebate.

The information provided here is to help you determine whether or not you might be eligible for the Charge Ahead rebate. It does not guarantee that you will receive a rebate, as we will need additional information from you to verify eligibility.

*Household is defined as an individual living alone, a family with or without children, or a group of individuals who are living together as one economic unit.

**For Charge Ahead income calculations, household income is gross annual household income which includes both taxable and non-taxable income sources. Gross annual income which includes, but is not limited to the following: Wages, unemployment, workers' compensation, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, public assistance, veterans' payments, survivor benefits, pension or retirement income, interest, dividends, rents, royalties, income from estates, trusts, educational assistance, alimony, child support, assistance from outside the household, and any other sources of income.

Our third-part administrator, The Center for Sustainable Energy verifies the total gross income from the sum of Lines 1–7 on the 2020 or 2021 IRS Form 1040; Line 9 is not used to calculate total gross income. If applicable, CSE also verifies the total gross income from the sum of Lines 1-8 on 2020 or 2021 IRS Schedule 1 (Form 1040 or 1040-SR). If Line 8 on “Other Income” is negative, then Line 8 will not be included as part of total gross income.

*** Income is verified by requesting a tax transcript from the IRS for the Applicant from the year the vehicle was purchased or leased. If the tax transcript for that year is not available at the time the application is processed, the tax transcript from the previous year will be requested.