DEEP is excited to be getting back to our new normal consistent with the direction of Governor Lamont and as a result of the rapidly improving COVID-19 situation in Connecticut. Starting no later than June 1, all customer facing services will resume normal business operations. For detailed information for what this means at DEEP and for the public we serve, visit our "New Normal" website: DEEP New Normal Information

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Electric Vehicle Incentives

Federal, state and community incentives make electric vehicles and charging stations more affordable than ever. Check this site often for new incentive programs offered by DEEP and others. If you would like an email notification when new incentives become available, please sign up for our mailing list.

Here are some current incentives that can save you money now:



The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers up to $5,000 towards the purchase or lease of a new clean vehicle. There are over thirty qualifying vehicles under this program.

Discover how easy it is to make your new clean vehicle purchase CHEAPR! FUNDING IS LIMITED!

Charge Up CT Buildings Program

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Applications must be submitted before May 15, 2020!

Building owners who use Connecticut Green Bank C-PACE financing for a qualifying energy saving project could receive up to three free electric vehicle charging stations for their property!

Make your building more comfortable, modern and enjoyable, while also bringing the latest in electric vehicle charging technology to your property. With Charge Up CT, you can use C-PACE to upgrade your building. Save energy and take control of your bottom line, while also energizing your customers, tenants, employees, and the community by providing them easier access to electric vehicle charging.

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VW Settlement

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As a result of the Volkswagen settlement, Connecticut is eligible to administer over $55 million to mitigate excess diesel emissions caused by VW's actions. Grant programs cover a range of heavy duty mobile source projects. In addition, funds will be used to bolster Connecticut's light duty electric vehicle infrastructure.

Visit Connecticut's VW Settlement webpage to learn out more and sign up to be notified of future grant programs.

Eversource EV Rate Program

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Eversource is offering a voluntary electric vehicle rate program which is available to any level 2 or level 3 charging station whose load is separately metered and available for use by the public. Eligibility for this rate is subject to the review and approval of Eversource.

Take advantage of this program to help support the deployment of EV charging infrastructure throughout Connecticut!

Federal Tax Credits

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EVs purchased on or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. Find out more on

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Congress retroactively extended the alternative vehicle refueling equipment tax credit through December 31, 2020. Consumers could be eligible for up to a 30% federal tax credit for the cost of the EVSE and installation. For more information about the tax credit please see the US Dept. of Energy website.

Energize Connecticut

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Energize Connecticut is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices, now and in the future. They provide Connecticut consumers, businesses and communities the resources and information they need to make it easy to save energy and build a clean energy future for everyone in the state. The initiative is funded by a charge on customer energy bills.

Content last updated February 11, 2020