During Governor Whitmer’s State of the State, she announced a proposed rebate for Michigan residents who purchase a new battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The governor’s plan to promote the purchase of EVs includes a $2,000 rebate for a new electric vehicle and $500 rebate for at-home charging infrastructure, which can be paired with the $7,500 federal tax credit, knocking nearly $10,000 off the price of a new electric car.

This is an exciting incentive for consumers considering electric vehicles. Implementation of these Michigan rebates will first require the proper legislative process. The electric and plug-in hybrid rebate is not currently available to consumers.

MADA President Bill Perkins commented that the consumer rebate is welcome news for dealers who are looking forward to showcasing current and upcoming EVs from manufacturers in the U.S. and around the globe. “Dealers will be a great resource to find out more about this consumer rebate, see what’s currently available, and learn about exciting new vehicles coming soon,” he said.

To read the complete State of the State address and learn more about the governor’s plans for Michigan, click here.