Washington State EV Sales Tax Exemption
Beginning Aug. 1, 2019, a sales and use tax exemption for new or used clean alternative fuel and certain plug-in hybrid vehicles is available.
The exemption is applied to the sales price or fair market value when you purchase or lease a passenger car, light duty truck, or medium duty passenger vehicle that is powered exclusively by a clean alternative fuel or capable of traveling at least 30 miles using only battery power.
In addition, the vehicle must be sold or valued at $45,000 or less if new and $30,000 or less if used.
August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2023
Pay no sales tax on the first $20,000 of qualified new EV purchase
August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2025
Pay no sales tax on the first $15,000 of qualified new EV purchase
August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2025
Pay no sales tax on the first $16,000 of qualified new EV purchase
- Offer valid August 1, 2019 through July 31, 2025
- Consult WA DOL and DMV for additional details
- Additional restrictions apply, see WA DOR website for details
- For questions about the exemption, call 360-705-6705.