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CHEAPR has EVolved!
The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives of up to $9,500 for Connecticut residents who purchase or lease a new eligible battery electric, fuel cell electric, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
 

Eligible New Vehicle Incentive Amounts

CHEAPR Standard and Rebate+ New1 incentives of up to $9,500 are available to Connecticut residents who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle from a licensed Connecticut automobile dealership.

Incentive amounts vary based on income qualifications as the Rebate+ New incentive is available only to those Connecticut residents who participate in certain income qualified programs. In addition, some vehicles may qualify the purchaser eligible for a federal income tax credit2 of up to $7,500.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

A BEV is a vehicle that obtains all its power from energy stored in rechargeable battery packs. BEVs use electric motors and do not use an internal combustion engine...therefore burning no gasoline.

MSRP Cap: $42,000
Standard Rebate: $2,250
Rebate+ New Incentive: $2,000

Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

A PHEV is a vehicle that can be driven solely on electricity, powered by its internal rechargeable battery but also includes an internal combustion engine or electric generator powered by gasoline to extend the range of the vehicle.

MSRP Cap: $42,000
Standard Rebate: $750
Rebate+ New Incentive: $1,500

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs)

A FCEV is a vehicle that is fueled with hydrogen but emits no pollutants, only water and heat. A fuel cell located in the car converts hydrogen to electricity which powers the electric motor to drive the vehicle.

MSRP Cap: $60,000
Standard Rebate: $7,500
Rebate+ New Incentive: $2,000

 

Eligible New Vehicles

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Chevrolet
Bolt

EV Range

238 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$0

Savings Up To:

$4,250

Chrysler
Pacifica PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

33 Miles / 570 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$9,750

Ford
Fusion PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

26 Miles / 610 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$4,585

Savings Up To:

$6,835

Honda
Clarity Fuel Cell

EV Range

366 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$7,500
$2,000
$8,000

Savings Up To:

$17,500

Honda
Clarity PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

47 Miles / 340 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$9,750

Hyundai
Ioniq Electric

EV Range

124 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

Hyundai
Ioniq PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

29 Miles / 630 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$4,543

Savings Up To:

$6,793

Hyundai
Kona

EV Range

258 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

Hyundai
Nexo

EV Range

354 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$7,500
$2,000
$8,000

Savings Up To:

$17,500

Kia
Niro Electric

EV Range

239 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

Kia
Niro PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

26 Miles / 560 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$4,543

Savings Up To:

$6,703

Kia
Optima PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

29 Miles / 610 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$4,919

Savings Up To:

$7,169

Mini Cooper
Countryman PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

12 Miles / 270 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$4,001

Savings Up To:

$6,251

Mini Cooper
Hardtop Electric

EV Range

110 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

Mitsubishi
Outlander PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

22 Miles / 310 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$5,836

Savings Up To:

$8,086

Nissan
Leaf, 40kWh

EV Range

151 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

Nissan
Leaf S Plus, 62kWh

EV Range

226 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

Nissan
Leaf SV/SL Plus, 62kWh

EV Range

215 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

Subaru
Crosstrek PHEV

EV Range / Total Range

17 Miles / 480 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$4,502

Savings Up To:

$6,752

Tesla
Model 3 Std. Range

EV Range

220 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$0

Savings Up To:

$4,250

Tesla
Model 3 Std. Range Plus

EV Range

263 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit:2

$2,250
$2,000
$0

Savings Up To:

$4,250

Tesla
Model Y Std. Range RWD

EV Range

244 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit:2

$2,250
$2,000
$0

Savings Up To:

$4,250

Toyota
Mirai

EV Range

312 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$7,500
$2,000
$8,000

Savings Up To:

$17,500

Toyota
Prius Prime

EV Range / Total Range

25 Miles / 640 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$4,502

Savings Up To:

$6,752

Toyota
Rav4 Prime

EV Range / Total Range

42 Miles / 600 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$750
$1,500
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$9,750

Volkswagen
ID.4 Pro

EV Range

250 Miles

CHEAPR Std. Rebate:
CHEAPR Rebate+ New1:
Fed Tax Credit2:

$2,250
$2,000
$7,500

Savings Up To:

$11,750

 

Notes:

Data on this page is compiled from fueleconomy.gov and manufacturers' data and is for general informational purposes only. Data for vehicles labeled "coming soon" are estimates based on early reports and are not to be viewed as official. All prices, technical data points and features and figures may vary based on model year and trim level. Please visit the specific manufacturer websites or ask your dealer for the latest information about each vehicle.

EV Range is the approximate distance that can be traveled on a fully charged battery using electricity only. Range can vary greatly depending on driving and environmental conditions.

Total Range is the approximate total electric and gas range of the vehicle. Range can vary greatly depending on driving and environmental conditions.

Efficiency represents the number of miles the vehicle can travel using a quantity of fuel with the same energy content as a gallon of gasoline. This allows a reasonable comparison between vehicles using different fuels. For example, you can use MPGe to compare an electric vehicle with a gasoline vehicle; even though electricity used is obviously not measured in actual gallons.

1 Rebate+ New is available only to Connecticut residents who:

2 Federal tax credit amounts for each qualified vehicle can be found on the Department of Energy's Fuel Economy website. The federal tax credits currently apply only to new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicles that have not reached the vehicle manufacturer volume phase-out limit. For additional information on federal tax incentives for alternative fuel vehicles, hybrid vehicles, diesel vehicles and electric-drive vehicles, visit www.fueleconomy.gov.

  • The federal income tax credit was eliminated for any Chevrolet Bolt or Volt delivered on or after April 1, 2020.
  • The federal income tax credit was eliminated for any Tesla Model delivered on or after January 1, 2020.

3 The CHEAPR program is able to process rebate applications from individual consumers who purchase or lease an eligible vehicle directly from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that does not have licensed franchised new automobile dealers in Connecticut (e.g., Tesla). However, when such vehicles are authorized for sale or lease within Connecticut, applicants will be required to purchase or lease such vehicles from retail locations located within the state in order to be eligible for the CHEAPR program.

 

If you have any questions please view the Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us for additional information.

 

Content last updated June 2, 2021