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CHEAPR Saves You More!
Please note! CHEAPR incentive amounts, in effect from June 7, 2021 to December 31, 2021, have been extended until December 31, 2022 or until funds allocated for the aforementioned period are exhausted. 

CHEAPR

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives to Connecticut residents who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle from a licensed Connecticut automobile dealership. Incentive amounts currently range from $4,250 for an eligible new battery electric (BEV), $2,250 for a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), and up to $9,500 for a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) when a Standard Rebate is combined with Rebate+ New for income qualified individuals.


There are currently over 30 eligible vehicles available, and the list continues to grow as manufacturers release new models. By participating in this incentive program, you will not only receive an incentive on an electric vehicle, you will be helping Connecticut meet its clean air and energy goals!

 

There are 3 ways CHEAPR can help you save when buying an EV:

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CHEAPR Standard Rebate

Purchase or lease a new eligible vehicle from a Connecticut franchised new automobile dealer or original equipment manufacturer (i.e. Tesla), complete a CHEAPR application with your dealer, complete a short survey and the rebate amount will be credited to your final purchase or lease.

For information on purchasing an eligible Tesla, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Rebate+ New

If you participate in certain income qualified programs, you may be eligible to receive an additional rebate. After you purchase or lease a new eligible vehicle, you will receive an email from the program administrator, Center for Sustainable Energy, with additional information to determine if you qualify and how to apply for Rebate+ New.

For more information, visit the Rebate+ and our Frequently Asked Questions pages.

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Rebate+ Used

If you participate in certain income qualified programs, you may be eligible to receive a rebate for the purchase or lease of a used eligible vehicle.

Next, check that your vehicle is listed as a used eligible vehicle, if you and your vehicle qualify for the program then complete the online application after you purchase or lease the vehicle and submit the necessary documents.

For more information, visit the Rebate+ and our Frequently Asked Questions pages.

 

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 28, 2022