Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Bristol.
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 $57. 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. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 14-164c)
The Connecticut 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).
CHEAPR offers rebates of up to $9,500 for the purchase or lease a new eligible FCEV, EV, or PHEV. The manufacturer suggested retail price for new eligible vehicles may not exceed $60,000 for FCEV models and $42,000 for EV and PHEV models.
CHEAPR offers an additional rebate, Rebate Plus, for all applicants that participate in a state or federal income qualified program. Connecticut residents that participate in certain income qualified programs are also eligible to receive a rebate for the purchase or lease of a used eligible vehicle.
Rebates are offered in the following amounts:
|Vehicle Type||CHEAPR Standard||Rebate Plus - New Vehicle||Rebate Plus - Used Vehicle|
Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection CHEAPR website.
(Reference House Bill 7424, 2019)
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) or natural gas vehicle fueling equipment. To qualify, applicants must own and occupy the residence at which the EVSE or fueling equipment will be installed. For more information, see the Connecticut Green Bank Smart-E Loans 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 EVSE. For more information, including eligibility requirements and 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. An infraction applies for non-PEVs that park in spaces with public charging stations. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 16-19ggg)
Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) offers eligible customers rebates for the purchase or lease of a new or used PEV and the purchase and installation of qualified EVSE. Rebates are offered in the following amounts:
|Vehicle Type||Rebate Amount||New Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)||$1,000|
|New All Electric Vehicle (EV)||$1,500|
|Used PHEV, Model Year (MY) 2019 or newer||$500|
|Used EV, MY 2019 or newer||$1,000|
|EVSE Type||Rebate Amount||Residential Level 2||$1,000|
|Commercial, workplace or multifamily Level 2||$3,000|
|Commercial, Public Level 2||$4,000|
For more information, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, see the NPU Electric Vehicle and Charging Rebate Program website.
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released the Electric Vehicle Roadmap for Connecticut (Roadmap), a framework to accelerate PEV adoption. The Roadmap sets a state goal for 20% of the statewide light-duty fleet, or 500,000 vehicles, to be PEVs by 2030. The Roadmap complements strategies identified in the Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment Support, including fleet electrification, expanding electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) infrastructure, establishing EVSE interoperability criteria, minimizing grid impacts, advancing building codes, streamlining permitting requirements, leveraging incentives, and increasing education and outreach. For more information, see the DEEP Roadmap website.
Eversource offers residential customers an incentive of up to $300 to enroll in a demand response managed charging program. For more information, see the Eversource ConnectedSolutions website.
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