Electric Vehicle Excise Tax Exemption

August 12, 2021


In the District of Columbia, there is an excise tax that is levied and imposed on the issuance of every original certificate of title for a motor vehicle or trailer. There are exemptions to this excise tax, one of which is for electric vehicles.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: District of Columbia
Incentive Type: Personal Tax Exemption
Web Site: https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/titles/50/chapters/22/subchapters/I/
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Passenger Electric Vehicles


Name: District of Columbia Code 50-2201.03(j)

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.