Electricity Laws and Incentives in Mississippi

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

Utility/Private Incentives

Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station and Off-Road Equipment Rebate - Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power offers commercial customers a rebate of $2,000 for the purchase Level 2 EV charging station, truck electric auxiliary power unit plug, or truck electric transport refrigeration unit. Mississippi Power also offers customers and dealerships rebates of up to $1,000 for the purchase of an electric forklift. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the Mississippi Power EVs website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Support

Mississippi utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.

Electric Vehicle (EV) and EV Charging Station Incentive - Entergy

Entergy offers commercial customers rebates in varying amounts for the purchase of select on- and off-road EVs and Level 2 EV charging stations. For more information, including eligible technologies, see the Entergy eTech website.

Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) and EV Charging Station Rebate – Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power offers residential customers rebates for new, leased, or pre-owned EVs. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Vehicle Type Condition Amount
All-electric vehicle New $1,250
All-electric vehicle Leased $1,000
All-electric vehicle Pre-Owned $750
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) New $750
PHEV Leased $750
PHEV Pre-Owned $750

Mississippi Power also offers a rebate of up to $250 Level 2 EV charging stations. For more information, including terms and conditions, see the Mississippi Power EVs website.

Laws and Regulations

Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Fees

In addition to standard registration fees, all-electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $150 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and HEV owners must pay an annual fee of $75. Beginning July 1, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Revenue will increase the fee annually to account for inflation, equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers for the prior year.

(Reference Mississippi Code 27-19-21 and 27-19-23)

Energy Performance Contract Authorization

Public entities in Mississippi are authorized to enter into energy services and performance contracts to pay for energy efficiency improvements with energy savings, including savings from the use of alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure.

(Reference Mississippi Code 31-7-14)

Fuel-Efficient and Alternative Fuel Vehicle Use

The State Bureau of Fleet Management (Bureau), operated through the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, coordinates and promotes fuel efficiency when state agencies purchase, lease, rent, acquire, use, maintain, and dispose of vehicles. The Bureau encourages state agencies to use fuel-efficient or hybrid electric vehicles as appropriate and, when feasible, use alternative fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, or electricity, to operate the vehicles. At least 75% of all vehicles titled under the Bureau must have a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimated fuel economy rating of at least 40 miles per gallon for highway driving.

(Reference Mississippi Code 25-1-77)

School Electric Vehicle (EV) Purchase Authorization

Local school boards are authorized to purchase, own, and operate EVs. EVs must be used to transport children to and from public schools. School boards are also authorized to use transportation funds from the school district for the purchase of EVs and vehicle servicing, maintenance, and repair.

(Reference Senate Bill 2887, 2022 and Mississippi Code 37-41-81)

State Incentives

Mississippi's National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Planning

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) NEVI Formula Program requires the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to submit an EV Infrastructure Deployment Plan (Plan) to the DOT and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Office by August 1, 2022, describing how the state intends to distribute NEVI funds. Plans must be established according to NEVI guidance.

For more information about Mississippi’s NEVI planning process, see the MDOT Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure website. For more information about Mississippi’s NEVI plan, see the Joint Office’s State Plans for EV Charging website.

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