EV andAutonomous Vehicles

Tomorrow’s roadways are beginning to take shape, and with a strong foothold on the autonomous and electric vehicle (EV) industry, those roads lead to Greater Phoenix.

The next chapter of America’s great automotive story is being written right here in the desert. Some of the highest-profile electric vehicle manufacturers and suppliers have chosen to base their operations here. The autonomous vehicle industry takes advantage of Arizona’s naturally dry and ideal climate for testing. Arizona’s pro-business climate and legislature puts companies looking to innovate in the driver’s seat.

Powering up performance

Arizona continues to be a hub of innovation for advanced manufacturing and EVs and autonomous vehicles in particular.

  • 2015 gubernatorial executive order establishing Arizona Department of Transportation Self-Driving Vehicle Oversight Committee
  • 2018 gubernatorial executive order establishing Institute of Automated Mobility to advance all aspects of autonomous vehicles from science to safety to policy
  • No. 2 state for manufacturing job growth rate from 2016 to 2020 (Emsi, 2021)
  • Top 5 state for engineering job growth from 2016 to 2020 (Emsi, 2021)

Workforce Talent

An estimated 41% of Arizona residents hold an associate degree or higher, ensuring a highly educated talent pool. For firms looking to hire and retain talent with mechanical engineering expertise, Arizona stands out thanks to specialized schools and training programs, including renowned programs at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

EV and autonomous vehicle highlights and incentives

Up to $9,000

Quality Jobs Tax Credit

SRP Rebates

Available for commercial customers on EV charging stations and infrastructure

Up to $20,000

Refundable Qualified Facility Tax Credit


  • #1

    Top 100 largest public power utility by generation

  • #1

    in the nation for power reliability

  • 7.4 MILLION+ MWh

    in sustainable portfolio

  • ONE

    Of the largest raw water suppliers in Arizona


  • 4.9%

    Corporate state income tax rate

  • 10%

    Historical Population Growth (2015-2020)

  • 5.1 MILLION

    Population of Phoenix MSA