EV Rebates and Incentives
Go green for less with the help of incentives, rebates, and tax credits that can lower your overall cost for the purchase or lease of a new EV and the purchase and installation of charging equipment at your home, your business, or your workplace. Also, with many EVs coming off lease, dealer-certified used car programs are more likely to have used EVs for a fraction of their original prices.
CHEAPR: The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives to Connecticut residents who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle from a licensed Connecticut automobile dealership. Incentive amounts currently range from $4,250 for an eligible new battery electric (BEV), $2,250 for a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), and up to $9,500 for a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) when a Standard Rebate is combined with Rebate+ New for income qualified individuals.
Learn more and find eligible vehicles here.
DMV Incentives: At the Department of Motor Vehicles, EVs are eligible for a reduced registration fee and are not subject to certain fees typically levied on gasoline-fueled vehicles. EVs are eligible for a reduced vehicle registration fee of $38 and are exempt from Connecticut's motor vehicle emissions inspection requirement. For their first four model years from manufacture, new vehicles are exempt from having to report for an emissions test. When any vehicle that is four or less model years old is registered for the first time in Connecticut, the owner must pay a $40 emissions exemption fee. However, because vehicles powered exclusively by electricity produce no tailpipe emissions, they are exempt from the emission inspection requirement and the $40 emissions exemption fee.
Municipal Electric Utility Incentives: For customers of Groton Utilities or Bozrah Light & Power, visit Groton Utilities' Electric Vehicle Rebate Program webpage for information about available rebate offers.
For customers of Norwich Public Utilities, visit Norwich Public Utilities' Electric Vehicle & Charging Rebate Program webpage for information about available rebate offers.
Federal Tax Rebates: Your purchase or lease of a new EV may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the battery capacity used to power the EV. To find the specific amount of tax credit for each EV model you are considering, visit Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles and Tax Credits for Plug-in Hybrids.
To claim this federal tax credit, you must fill out the following IRS form: IRS Form 8936, Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit
Rebates and Incentives for EV Charging Equipment
Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) EV Charging Program: In July 2021, PURA issued a final decision as part of its Equitable Modern Grid initiative that establishes a nine-year program to support the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state, focusing on equity and inclusion. This program includes rebates for residential, workplace, and destination EV charging equipment and infrastructure. Learn more about the program here or if you are an Eversource or UI customer, you can visit their websites to see what rebates may be available to you.