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Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in CT.
All AFV conversions must meet current applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board standards for aftermarket conversions. Aftermarket systems must be properly certified for the specific vehicle or engine family that is being converted. An aftermarket AFV conversion is defined as a conventional original equipment manufacturer vehicle altered to operate on propane, natural gas, methane, ethanol, or electricity. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 22a-174g)
EVs are eligible for a reduced biennial vehicle registration fee of $38. For more information, refer to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Registration Fees website. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 14-49(f))
Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. For more information, see the Connecticut Emissions Program website.
The Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR) offers rebates for the incremental cost of the purchase or lease of a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), all-electric vehicle (EV), or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Rebates are offered based on battery range in the following amounts:
|Vehicle Type||Rebate Amount||Required Battery Range|
|PHEV||$1,000||45 miles or greater|
|$500||Less than 45 miles|
|EV||$2,000||200 miles or greater|
|$500||Less than 120 miles|
|FCEV||$5,000||Any fuel cell electric vehicle|
Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds expire. For more information, see the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection EV Connecticut website.
The Connecticut Green Bank offers Smart-E low-interest loans for Connecticut PEV drivers to purchase Level 2 and DC fast electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To qualify, applicants must own and occupy the residence at which the EVSE will be installed. For more information, see the Connecticut Green Bank Smart-E Loan website.
Groton Utilities offers a limited number of $2,000 rebates for the purchase of a new PEV and $1,000 rebates for the lease of a new PEV. Customers may also be eligible for a $600 rebate for the installation of a qualifying Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). For more information, including how to apply, see the Groton Utilities Electric Vehicle Rebate Program website.
An individual may not park a motor vehicle in a parking space equipped with a public charging station unless that vehicle is a PEV. Effective October 1, 2019, an infraction applies for non-PEVs that park in spaces with public charging stations. (Reference House Bill 7140, and Public Act 19-161)
Norwich Utilities offers customers rebates on the purchase or lease of a new or used PEV and the purchase and installation of qualified EVSE.
|Vehicle Type||Rebate Amount||New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)||$500|
|New All Electric Vehicle (EV)||$1,000|
|Used PHEV, Model Year (MY) 2017 or newer||$250|
|Used EV, MY 2017 or newer||$500|
|EVSE Type||Rebate Amount||Residential Level 2||$500|
|Commercial, workplace or multifamily Level 2||$1,500|
|Commercial, Public Level 2||$2,000|
For more information, including how to apply, see the Norwich Utilities Electric Vehicle Rebate Program website.