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EV Planning Resources: Laws, Regulations, and Incentives

This section compiles resources and tools for EV infrastructure planning and implementation. Resources are organized by subject area and are labeled with resource type—namely, calculators and software, datasets and maps, and additional guidance and reference.

Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) State Information

Sample data showing a percentage breakdown of electricity sources in Indiana—including coal, natural gas, wind, other fossil, biomass, solar, hydro, and oil—and annual emissions per vehicle coming from all electric, plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and gasoline vehicles.
Sample transportation data for alternative fuels and vehicles available through AFDC's State Information. (DOE image)

DOE – Dataset/Map

State-specific dashboards presenting State laws and incentives, fueling stations, energy data, fuel prices, construction projects, case studies, Clean Cities coalition contacts, and links to other resources. Covers alternative fuels beyond just electricity.

Access the DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center's State Information.

AFDC Laws and Incentives Database

DOE – Dataset/Map

Searchable database of Federal and State laws, regulations, and incentives related to EVs, EV infrastructure, and other alternative fuel technologies. Includes some State-specific EV-related definitions, policies, and implementation plans.

Access the DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center's Federal and State Laws and Incentives Database.

Federal Tax Credits for New All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

DOE – Dataset/Map

Searchable database containing information on the EVs and PHEVs that are eligible for federal tax credits. Users may search by manufacturer or filter by EVs or PHEVs. 

Access Federal Tax Credits for New All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles

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