DEEP: EVConnecticut - Incentives

 

INCENTIVES

Federal, state and community incentives make electric vehicles and charging stations more affordable than ever. Check this site often for new incentive programs offered by DEEP and others. If you would like an email notification when new incentives become available, please contact EVConnecticut@ct.gov and we will add you to our mailing list.

Here are some available incentives that can save you money:

 

Connecticut Hydrogen & Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate
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The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers up to $3,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new clean vehicle. There are over fifteen qualifying vehicles under this rebate. Discover how easy it is to make your new clean vehicle purchase CHEAPR!

FUNDING IS LIMITED

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Hydrogen Fueling Stations Grant
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The Hydrogen Fueling Stations (H2Fuels) Grant will award up to $450,000 to develop and operate two publicly available hydrogen fueling stations in the greater Hartford area.

The development of an economically viable redundant hydrogen fueling infrastructure is critical to the market penetration of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) throughout Connecitcut.

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Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program
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The Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program helps businesses, municipalities and other agencies play a leadership role in promoting electric vehicles (EV) use by establishing publicly-accessible EV charging stations throughout Connecticut.

Incentive awards ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 are available for each publicly accessible EV charging station installed.

 

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DOT Clean Fuel Program
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation's annual clean fuel program, available to municipalities and state agencies to buy clean-fueled vehicles, is seeking proposals now. If selected for an award, the grants pay the differential cost between a clean fuel vehicle, which includes EVs, and the equivalent conventional vehicle.

Additional information and application materials are avaialble on the CT State Contracting Portal.

The application deadline was April 30, 2015

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Clean Energy Communities
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Cities and towns that have joined the Clean Energy Communities program are eligible to qualify for "Bright Idea Grants" and to earn and redeem their energy efficiency and renewable energy points to help pay for energy projects such as EV charging station equipment.

 

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Federal Tax Credits
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Electric Vehicles
EVs purchased on or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. Find out more on fueleconomy.gov

EV Charging Stations
While this credit expired on December 31, 2014, we are hopeful that it will be renewed someday. If you are claiming a credit on your 2014 taxes, the EV Charging Station Federal Tax Credit Fact Sheet will provide additional information.

Other Incentives
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Energize Connecticut is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices, now and in the future. They provide Connecticut consumers, businesses and communities the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean energy future for everyone in the state. The initiative is funded by a charge on customer energy bills.

 

 

Content Last Updated: June 22, 2015