DEEP: EVConnecticut - 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 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

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!


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Public Fleet EV and Public Workplace EV Charging Station Incentive
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Application period closed on May 4, 2016

The Public Fleet EV and Public Workplace EV Charging Station Incentive Program offers a competitive funding opportunity for municipalities and state agencies to purchase EVs and/or to purchase and install EV charging stations at municipal and state agency facilities.

Utilizing funds made available through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), DEEP will provide a reimbursement of up to $15,000 per vehicle and up to $10,000 per charger meeting the program guidance specifications.

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Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program
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Application period closed on July 12, 2016

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 up to $10,000 are available for each publicly accessible EV charging station installed.

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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

EV Charging Stations
Congress reauthorized the alternative vehicle refueling equipment tax credit through December 31, 2016. For more information about the tax credit please see our EV Charging Station Federal Tax Credit Fact Sheet and the US Dept. of Energy website.

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: July 13, 2016