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The CHEAPR pilot program is currently transitioning to the new CHEAPR program established under Public Act 19-117. The program will continue to accept and evaluate applications but applicants may experience some delay in receiving their rebate payment during this transition.


The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives of up to $5,000 for Connecticut residents who purchase or lease a new eligible battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or fuel cell electric vehicle.

There are currently over 30 eligible vehicles available and the list continues to grow as manufacturers release new models.

Purchasing a CHEAPR electric vehicle is as easy as...

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Purchase or lease an eligible vehicle from a Connecticut franchised new automobile dealer.1 For Tesla, please visit our FAQ.


By participating in this incentive program you are not only going to receive an incentive on an electric vehicle, you are also helping Connecticut meet its clean air and energy goals!



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Your dealer will complete and submit your CHEAPR application at the time of purchase or lease of the eligible vehicle.


You will need to fill out a short survey at the time of purchase or lease.

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The incentive amount may be credited to your final purchase or lease price of the eligible vehicle, which reduces the monthly payment on the vehicle.


If you decided to receive the incentive directly, it will be sent by Electronic Funds Transfer within 10 days of approval of your CHEAPR application.


1 The CHEAPR program is able to process rebate applications from individual consumers who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle directly from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that does not have licensed franchised new automobile dealers in Connecticut (e.g., Tesla). However, when such vehicles are authorized for sale or lease within Connecticut, applicants will be required to purchase or lease such vehicles from retail locations located within the state in order to be eligible for the CHEAPR program.


If you have any questions please view the Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us. For detailed information about the CHEAPR program please visit the CHEAPR Resources page for program related materials.



Content Last Updated: January 6, 2020