Tax incentives and/or other incentives for drivers of electric vehicles in Groton.
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)
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 Statues 14-164c)
The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR) offers point-of-sale rebates of up to $9,500 for the incremental cost of the purchase or lease of a FCEV, EV, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The manufacturer suggested retail price for new eligible vehicles may not exceed $50,000.
CHEAPR offers an additional rebate, Rebate Plus, for qualifying individuals who purchase or lease a new or pre-owned eligible vehicle. Rebate Plus applicants must reside in an environmental justice community or distressed municipality, participate in a qualifying state or federal income program, or have an income at least 300% below the federal poverty line. The CHEAPR rebate may only be combined with the Rebate Plus for the purchase or lease of new vehicles.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 Connecticut General Statutes 22a-202)
The Connecticut Green Bank offers Smart-E low-interest loans for Connecticut electric vehicle (EV) drivers to purchase Level 2 and direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations or natural gas vehicle fueling equipment. To qualify, applicants must own and occupy the residence at which the EV charging stations or natural gas fueling equipment will be installed. For more information, see the Connecticut Green Bank Smart-E Loans website.
An individual may not park a motor vehicle in a parking space equipped with a public charging station unless that vehicle is a EV. An infraction applies for non-EVs that park in spaces with public charging stations.
(Reference Connecticut General Statutes 16-19ggg)
Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) offers rebates eligible customers for the purchase or lease of a new or previously-owned EV or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and the purchase and installation of a qualified EV charging station. Rebates are available in the following amounts:
|Vehicle Type||Rebate Amount||New PHEV||$1000|
|Used PHEV, Model Year (MY) 2019 or newer||$500|
|Used EV, MY 2019 or newer||$1,000|
|EV Charging Station 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 EV Roadmap for Connecticut (Roadmap), a framework to accelerate EV adoption. The Roadmap sets a state goal for 20% of the statewide light-duty fleet, or 500,000 vehicles, to be EVs by 2030. The Roadmap complements strategies identified in the Zero Emission Vehicle Deployment Support, including fleet electrification, expanding EV charging station infrastructure, establishing EV charging stations 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 $200 to enroll in a demand response managed charging program. For more information, see the Eversource ConnectedSolutions website.
Connecticut utilities joined the National Electric Highway Coalition (NEHC), committing to create a network of direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations connecting major highway systems from the Atlantic Coast to the Pacific of the United States. NEHC utility members agree to ensure efficient and effective fast charging deployment plans that enable long distance EV travel, avoiding duplication among coalition utilities, and complement existing corridor DCFC sites. For more information, including a list of participating utilities and states, see the NEHC website.
Eversource offers residential customers a rebate of up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of a qualified Level 2 EV charging station. For more information, see the Eversource Charging Station Rebates website.
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