Energize Your Ride

Electric vehicles (EVs) drive powerful environmental and economic benefits for you and our community, including:

Zero tailpipe emissions

Reduced carbon footprint

Lower fuel and maintenance costs

EV Charger Rebates

Claim a rebate from UniSource of up to $500 on EV chargers.

UniSource Electric residential customers who purchase a networked* Level 2 electric vehicle (EV) charger can claim a rebate that covers 75% of the initial purchase cost (before tax and after any discounts or other rebates), up to $500.

The rebate will be issued as a credit on the customer's UniSource account. A maximum of two incentives are allowed per premise for each charger purchased for home use with a highway-approved battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

Program Requirements

To qualify for the rebate, UniSource Electric residential customers must:

  • Purchase a new Level 2 or higher networked* EV charger and submit the application within 60 days of the initial purchase date.
    • Tesla Mobile Connector, Rivian Portable Charger, WebGo Dual Volt, and other mobile, portable, and dual volt chargers are not eligible.
    • Rebates are not offered on used, resold or refurbished chargers.
  • Provide a valid proof of purchase, from a local retailer or an online retailer (not to include eBay or other resale sites) that ships the item to the customer’s service address in UniSource’s territory.
  • Submit a photo of the serial number on the device itself.
  • Be on an active electric Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan and remain on the plan for a minimum of two years.
  • Charger must have ongoing and stable connection to the internet.
  • Install the eligible EV charger at their UniSource service address.

Below is a list of EV chargers that qualify for UniSource’s rebate program. Please note, UniSource does not endorse specific brands or manufacturers. We recommend conducting your own research to find an EV charger that best suits your needs.

To inquire about the eligibility of EV chargers not listed below, or for any other questions or concerns, please contact us at EVresidential@uesaz.com

  • Program Founding Availability


96 percent of EV Charger rebate funds remaining (data updated monthly)

*Networked refers to any electric vehicle charger that can connect remotely to a larger network via the internet. Look for "Smart charger" or "Wi-Fi enabled" tags in the EV charger description or spec sheet before purchasing. A networked EV charger allows the EV driver, the utility (or a third party) to connect to the charger to manage charging.

NOTE: Customer with net metering Rider 4 who meet the requirements for a level 2 networked EV charger must transition to Net Metering Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plan. Please contact the Customer Care Center at uescustomercare@uesaz.com to modify your rate.

Customers agree to allow a UniSource representative to conduct a site visit to verify that the Program Requirements have been met.

Rebate applications must be submitted within 60 days of the initial purchase date to be considered. Incentives are subject to the availability of funding. This program is subject to change or expire without notice. Full rebate details are available on the Electric Vehicle Charger Program Application Form.

Commercial, Multi-family, and Community Programs

Are you looking to energize your fleet or provide charging infrastructure for your employees, residents, or customers? UniSource's Smart EV Charging Program offerings include incentives as well as technical support to commercial businesses, multi-family complexes and nonprofit customers that purchase and install EV charging ports at their location.

Rates for EV Owners

UniSource offers pricing plans that can support battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle charging.

Super Off-Peak Time-of-Use EV Plan

Lower priced super off-Peak periods, between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily, provide for greater savings.

Demand Super Off-Peak Time-of-Use EV Plan

Lower off-peak rates with on-peak rates and a "demand" charge based on your highest individual hour of usage during on-peak periods.

Time-of-Use Plan

Shift a majority of your usage to off-peak hours and reduce your monthly bill. See savings by charging your vehicle during off-peak times.

"Once someone has purchased an EV, they're pretty much hooked"

J.D. Power, Jan. 2022

Is an EV right for me?

Electric vehicles (EVs) can reduce your fuel and maintenance costs while shrinking your carbon footprint. But as they say: your mileage may vary.

2024 Chevy Equinox
2024 Chevy Equinox EV
Base Price
Federal Tax Credit
Effective Price
Maintenance & Operation Costs
Cost to Fuel (Monthly)
Cost to Fuel (Annually)
$386 license fee + $13.50 set fees
Total: $399.50
Registration Fees (Annual)
$508 license fee + $12 set fees
Total: $520
829 miles
Range per $100
2,660 miles
Environmental Benefits
51,147 lbs. of CO₂
Estimated Carbon Emissions (over 5 years)
15,570 lbs. of CO₂
Estimated Carbon Reduction

* Tax credit amount could be reduced as more EVs are sold. For more details, visit  https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml.


Fuel and mileage estimates based on 15,000 miles driven/year, an average price of $3.50/gallon and the Basic electric rate of $0.12/kWH with no EV rate discounts used. The 2024 Chevy Equinox Gasoline averages 24 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

EV Benefits and Incentives

Benefitting your wallet and the environment

Federal tax credits

Owners may qualify for federal tax credits of up to $7,500 for the purchase of a new plug-in EV.


No emissions testing


State tax incentives

State tax incentives also are available, including reduced vehicle license tax.

HOV lane

With a special Alternative Fuel Vehicle license plate, you can use the HOV freeway lanes at any time, regardless of the number of passengers.

Extended battery warranties

Several manufacturers of plug-in vehicles offer 8-year/100,000-mile battery warranties.

Up to a $500 rebate on a home charger

UniSource residential customers who purchase a Level 2 charger can claim a rebate of up to $500.


Just sitting in an EV causes drivers to be significantly more likely to consider buying one.

Why does this matter? Compared to people who have never been in an EV, purchase consideration is three times higher among people who've sat in one.
Source: J.D. Power

Charging Your EV

Before you purchase an EV, learn about the three types of chargers and how long it might take for you to charge your vehicle.


Level 1

  • 120-volt (V) plug and can be plugged in to a standard wall outlet. Most plug-in EVs come with this type of charging equipment.
  • 2-5 miles of range for each hour of charging.
  • Most often used at home.
  • Typically used to charge their vehicles at home overnight.



Level 2

  • Electric vehicles can be charged with a 240V plug, typically used in homes.
  • 10-60 miles of range for each hour of charging.
  • These units can fully charge an electric car battery in as little as 2 hours, making them a good choice for both homeowners and businesses.
  • Overall home charging satisfaction is highest among EV owners who install a Level 2 permanently mounted charging station.

Level 3

  • Direct-current (DC) fast-charging equipment typically found along corridors with heavy traffic and other public locations.
  • DC rapid chargers use a 480V connection to provide 60-100 miles of range for each 20-minute charge.
  • These chargers require highly specialized equipment to install and maintain and typically are only used in commercial and industrial applications.

Note: Before purchasing an EV charger for your home, you may need to consult an electrical contractor to determine if your home's electrical system needs any modifications. The type of charging system you should install will depend on the type of vehicle you choose. Installation of higher-voltage systems may require permitting and upgrades to your home's electrical facilities.

Charging On the Go

Charging your EV when you're away from home is easy

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