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H.R. 698: EV CHARGE Act of 2021

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2021 (Introduced).



1st Session

H. R. 698


February 2, 2021

(for himself, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Chu, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Ms. Lee of California, Ms. Moore of Wisconsin, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Norton, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mrs. Watson Coleman) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the alternative fuel refueling property credit.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Electric Vehicle Charging Helps Access to Renewable Green Energy Act of 2021 or the EV CHARGE Act of 2021.


Alternative fuel refueling property credit


In general

Section 30C(g) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by striking December 31, 2021 and inserting December 31, 2026.


Additional credit for certain electric charging property


In general

Section 30C(a) of such Code is amended—


by striking equal to 30 percent and inserting the following:

equal to the sum of—


30 percent



by striking the period at the end and inserting , plus, and


by adding at the end the following new paragraph:


20 percent of so much of such cost as exceeds the limitation under subsection (b)(1) that does not exceed the amount of cost attributable to qualified alternative vehicle refueling property (determined without regard to paragraphs (1), (2)(A), and (2)(B) of subsection (c)) which—


is intended for general public use and recharges motor vehicle batteries with no associated fee or payment arrangement,


is intended for general public use and accepts payment via a credit card reader, or


is intended for use exclusively by fleets of commercial or governmental vehicles.



Conforming amendment

Section 30C(b) of such Code is amended—


by striking The credit allowed under subsection (a) and inserting The amount of cost taken into account under subsection (a)(1),


by striking $30,000 and inserting $100,000, and


by striking $1,000 and inserting $3,333.33.


Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after December 31, 2021.