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Electric Vehicle and Charging Equipment 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:


CHEAPR Logo The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers incentives of up to $7,500 for Connecticut residents who purchase or lease an eligible battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or fuel cell electric vehicle (EV). CHEAPR also offers supplemental rebates to Connecticut residents who participate in certain income qualified programs.

Discover how easy it is to to save when you purchase an EV with the CHEAPR Standard Rebate, Rebate+ New and Rebate+ Used incentives!


VW Settlement

VW steering wheel 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.

CT EV Charging Program

Connecticut has established a new nine-year program to support the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the state, focusing on equity and inclusion. The Connecticut Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Program provides a combination of incentives for infrastructure, including electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and fast charging stations, and accompanying rate design offerings in an effort to develop a self-sustaining zero emission vehicle market.

Beginning January 1, 2022 Eversource and The United Illuminating Company (UI) will administer the program. Learn more about the EV Charging Program EVSE and make-ready incentives!

Eversource + United Illuminating

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Launched on January 1, 2022, the Connecticut EV Charging Program is administered by Eversource Energy (Eversource) and The United Illuminating Company (UI). The Connecticut EV Charging Program is a new nine year program that is designed to meet consumer demand for charging infrastructure by providing incentives for electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) as well as rate design offerings.

For more information on available EV charging incentives, visit Eversource and UI's EV Charging Program webpages: 
Eversource: Residential | Commercial + United Illuminating: Residential | Commercial

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 fueleconomy.gov

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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.

Norwich Public Utilities

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Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) electric customers are eligible for up to a $1,500 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new or used all-electric (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and up to a $4,000 rebate for the purchase and installation of EV charging equipment. NPU rebates are in addition to available federal, state, and manufacturers' rebates and incentives.

NPU Customers must be current on their utility account and the eligible vehicle must be purchased from a licensed car dealership; proof of purchase is required. For more information about NPU's EV and charging equipment rebates please see norwichpublicutilities.com.


Mutual Security Credit Union


Charge-up Your Savings with an Electric Vehicle (EV) Loan from Mutual Security Credit Union. Connecticut residents in Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties are eligible for membership.

Learn more about MSCU EV loans and Mutual Security Credit Union Membership.


Content last updated February 16, 2022