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Electric Vehicle Benefits

Electric Vehicles are a great way for you, as a consumer, to save a lot of money on gas. However there are a multitude of reasons why you should invest in an electric vehicle today...

Owners of EVs in Connecticut only pay $38 for a 2-yr registration, instead of $80 for a conventional gas vehicle!

The fee was established in P.A. 11-6 and took effect January 1, 2013.

You can be confident that a charge will always be within reach with more than 28,000 publicly available charging stations nationwide and over 360 in Connecticut!

Find your nearest charging station now!

Battery EVs or Plug-in Hybrid EVs purchased after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500!

See fueleconomy.gov for more information.

A vehicle powered solely by an electric motor requires no lubrication which means no oil changes.

Electric vehicles have fewer moving parts which reduces maintenance.

Battery EVs and Fuel Cell EVs have no harmful tailpipe emissions. In fact, Battery EVs don't even have a tailpipe!

CT also has one of the cleanest power generation portfolios in the nation.

Clean Vehicles powered by electricity from domestic clean power generation means less dependence on foreign oil to move our vehicles.


Many states offer rebates that can be applied to the purchase of an EV. These rebates significantly reduce the price of owning an EV.

Any purchase rebates offered by EVConnecticut will be located on our Incentives page.

EVs undergo the same safety tests and most get NHTSA ratings at least as good, if not better, than their conventional counterparts.

A battery pack located beneath the vehicle lowers the center of gravity which translates to safer handling.

The average American spends between $2,000-$4,000 on gasoline every year. Though electricity isn’t free, an EV is far less expensive to run.

Find out how much cheaper it is to drive on electricity!

Just knowing that you are doing your part to make the planet healthier will be reason enough to look into purchasing a clean vehicle.

The growing use of renewables to generate electricity will positively influence EV motorist's carbon footprint.

Come home, plug your car into any standard household outlet and zoom off to work or errands without needing to make an additional stop at a gas station.

See our Charging Demystified page for more information

Electric motors are capable of providing a smooth drive with quick acceleration and instant torque not available with a gas engine.

On top of all that an EV provides a quiet ride you won't believe.


Please contact us at DEEP.mobilesources@ct.gov if you have questions or need further information.

Content last updated January 6, 2020