Don't Wait for Washington
Washington allowed the 10% Tax Credit for Electric Motorcycles to expire. We’re not waiting for them to bring it back. Buy a Zero between May 12th – July 4th, and if the government doesn’t reinstate the tax credit by the end of 2017, then Zero Motorcycle will give it to you instead.
Arizona State Tax Incentive
The state of Arizona has the following tax incentives for an Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) - AFVs include those powered exclusively by propane, natural gas, electricity, hydrogen, or a blend of hydrogen with propane or natural gas:
- Reduced Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) License Tax
The AFV license tax is $4 for every $100 in assessed value. During the first year after initial registration, the AFV's assessed value is 1% of the manufacturer's base retail price (compared to 60% for conventional vehicles). For each succeeding year, the original value of the AFV is reduced by 15%. The minimum amount of the annual AFV license tax is $5. This means that your Zero Motorcycle will cost you about $8/year to register.
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Parking Incentive
An individual driving a dedicated AFV may park without penalty in parking areas that are designated for carpool operators, provided the vehicle is using alternative fuel.
- Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption
Dedicated AFVs are permitted to use HOV lanes, regardless of the number of passengers. Qualified vehicles must display an AFV special plate or the Clean Air - Blue Skies Energy Efficient license plate, which are available from the Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD). All motorcycles qualify for the HOV lane exemption...but it's good to know that our 4-wheeled electric counterparts receive special consideration, too.