CHEAPR has EVolved!
Effective July 1, 2022, CHEAPR is increasing the new eligible vehicle MSRP cap to $50,000. With this change, 10 more EVs are now eligible for a CHEAPR rebate!
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:
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.
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.
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 detailed information about the CHEAPR program please visit the CHEAPR Resources page for program related materials.
Content last updated September 29, 2022