The PSEG EV charger rebate program offers a rebate of up to $1,500 per charger for residential customers who install Level 2 EV chargers at their homes.
PSEG EV Charger Rebate
PSEG EV charger rebate is a program offered by Public Service Electric and Gas (PSEG) to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles and support the growth of the EV charging infrastructure in New Jersey.
The program provides financial incentives to customers who install Level 2 EV chargers at their homes or businesses. The rebate amount varies depending on the type of charger installed and the location of the installation.
Residential customers can receive a rebate of $500 for the installation of a Level 2 EV charger at a single-family home or townhouse, while commercial customers can receive a rebate of $1,000 for the installation of a Level 2 EV charger at a commercial property.
PSEG EV Charger Rebate Eligibility
To qualify for the PSEG EV Charger Rebate Program, you must:
- Residential PSEG electric customer:You must have an active PSEG electric account for your residence where the EV charger will be installed.
- Eligible electric vehicle: Own or lease an electric vehicle that is listed on the New Jersey Drive Clean Eligible Vehicle List.
- Level 2 EV charger: Install a Level 2 EV charger from a participating contractor on your property. The charger must be:
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- Wi-Fi-enabled or cellular network-enabled
- Compatible with PSEG’s data collection system
PSEG EV Charger Rebate Amount
PSEG’s EV Charger Rebate Program offers two main benefits:
Behind-the-Meter Installation Rebate:
- Up to $1,500 towards the cost of installing a Level 2 EV charger, covering both labour and materials.
- This applies to the total cost of installation, so if your installation costs less than $1,500,you’ll receive the full cost back.However, there is a minimum installation cost of $500 to qualify.
Pole-to-Meter Utility Service Upgrade Rebate:
- Up to $5,000 for necessary upgrades to your electrical service to handle the increased power demand of an EV charger.
- This rebate only applies if PSEG determines an upgrade is necessary and covers the cost of the upgrade up to the $5,000 limit. If the upgrade costs more than $5,000, you’ll be responsible for any additional costs.
Applying for PSEG EV Charger Rebates
Step-by-step guide to applying for the program and reaping the benefits:
- Visit the PSEG EV Charging Program website:
- Review the program eligibility requirements and rebate details.
Choose a Participating Contractor:
- PSEG provides a list of qualified contractors who can handle the installation and rebate application process. Find one in your area through the program website:
Schedule Your Installation:
- Discuss your charging needs and desired location with the contractor.
- Confirm the chosen charger meets the program requirements (ENERGY STAR® certified, Wi-Fi or cellular enabled, compatible with PSEG data collection).
- Schedule a convenient installation date with your chosen contractor.
Complete the Rebate Application:
- Your contractor will assist you with the rebate application paperwork.
- Gather required documents like proof of PSEG electric service, vehicle registration, and charger purchase invoice.
- Submit the completed application to PSEG within 60 days of installation.
- Once PSEG approves your application, you’ll receive the rebate amount directly from the utility company.
- The typical processing time is around 6-8 weeks.
How to check the status of the PSEG EV Charger Rebate application?
There are a couple of ways to check the status of your PSEG EV charger rebate application:
- Visit the PSEG EV Charger Program website at
- Click on the “My Account” tab and log in using your PSEG account information.
- Once logged in, you should see a section dedicated to your EV charger rebate application, including its current status and any updates.
Contact PSEG Customer Service:
- Call PSEG customer service at 1-800-227-5735.
- Inform the representative that you’d like to check the status of your EV charger rebate application.
- Be prepared to provide your application reference number or PSEG account number for quicker identification.
Contact your Participating Contractor:
- The contractor who installed your EV charger and assisted with the rebate application may also be able to provide updates on its status.
- They can access information about your application from their end and may be able to answer any specific questions you have.
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