If you’re in the market for a new electric car, the chances are you already know about the $7,500 credit you can claim against your federal taxes -- but what about incentives in the state and county you live in? 

With every state -- and even some cities -- having their own electric car purchase incentive schemes, it’s often hard trying to figure out just how much money you’ll eventually be able to offset against the official sticker price. 

For anyone wanting to buy a 2012 Chevrolet Volt, the process of discovering the state and federal incentives available in your area has just got a lot easier, thanks to its recently released Chevrolet Volt Incentives Tool

Enter in your state -- or province for Canadian customers -- and the tool will detail just which incentives, rebates and tax credits you can apply for. 

It even tells you which administrative body you have to apply to, along with details on when the incentives are due to end and any special criteria which need to be met in order to qualify. 

If that isn’t enough, the tool also links back to the body issuing the relevant incentives so you can contact them directly to find out more.

2012 Chevrolet Volt

2012 Chevrolet Volt

While this information is already available through other avenues, Chevrolet’s own tool takes the hassle out of figuring out just how much you’ll save in your local area. 

Head to ChevroletVoltage to check it out, but remember: it isn’t a tax advice calculator, and should only be used as a guide. As with any incentive-backed purchase, you should check first before committing to buy to ensure all incentives mentioned are still in place. 


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