Electricity Laws and Incentives in Louisiana

The list below contains summaries of all Louisiana laws and incentives related to electricity.

State Incentives

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Fueling Infrastructure Tax Credit

Louisiana offers a nonrefundable income tax credit of 30% of the cost of qualified clean-burning motor vehicle fuel property, including:

  • The purchase and installation of certified fuel system conversion equipment to convert a gasoline or diesel vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel;
  • Alternative fueling delivery equipment including compression equipment, storage tanks, and dispensing units for alternative fuel at the point where the fuel is delivered, and;
  • Purchase of property which is directly related to the delivery of an alternative fuel for use in AFVs.
For new original equipment manufacturer AFVs, a taxpayer may take a tax credit of 10% of the cost of the motor vehicle, up to $2,500.

To qualify for the tax credit, vehicles must have a dedicated alternative fuel storage and delivery system and be registered in Louisiana. For the purpose of these incentives, alternative fuels include natural gas, propane, biofuel, biodiesel, methanol, ethanol, and electricity. Electric vehicles must have at least four wheels, be used primarily on-road, be able to attain a minimum speed of 55 miles per hour, have a minimum battery capacity of four kilowatt-hours, and be capable of being charged externally. To be eligible for the credit for costs associated with converting a vehicle to alternative fuel usage, commercial vehicles must be registered and primarily used in Louisiana for four years after the date of the conversion. For purposes of this requirement, a commercial vehicle is deemed primarily used in Louisiana when 80% of the miles traveled in the four years after the conversion occur in Louisiana. Restrictions may apply.

(Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:6035 and Louisiana Administrative Code Title 61, Section 1913)

Provision for Green Jobs Tax Credit

Pending available funding, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development will offer a corporate or income tax credit for qualified capital infrastructure projects in Louisiana that are directly related to industries including, but not limited to, the advanced drivetrain vehicle and biofuels industries. The tax credit is for 7% to 18% of the project costs, calculated based on the investment costs, up to $1,000,000 per state-certified green project. The portion of the base investment expended on payroll for Louisiana residents employed in connection with the construction of the project may be eligible for an additional 7.2% tax credit on the payroll. Annual credits caps apply and credits will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible recipients. Restrictions may apply. (Reference Louisiana Revised Statutes 47:6037)

Vehicle Emissions Reduction and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Project Funding

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Volkswagen Eligible Mitigation Action Project program provides up to 80% of the cost of new diesel or alternative fuel replacements and repowers for eligible government entities. For eligible non-government entities, the Program provides up to 40% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel repower, up to 25% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel vehicle, and up to 75% of the cost of an all-electric repower or replacement, with associated charging infrastructure. Qualifying alternative fuels include, but are not limited to, natural gas and propane. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:

Model YearVehicle Type
1992-2009Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks
1992-2009Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks
2009 or olderClass 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses

Eligible government and non-government entities may also receive funding for the all-electric repower or replacement of airport ground support equipment, forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment, as well as for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of light-duty EVSE.

The program is funded by Louisiana’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including application guidelines, see the DEQ Louisiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust website.

Utility/Private Incentives

Electric Equipment and Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive - Entergy

Qualified Entergy customers are eligible to receive incentives in varying amounts for the purchase of select on- and off-road electric vehicles and Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including eligible technologies, see the Entergy eTech website.

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