Electric Vehicles (EVs): There are a variety of different electric vehicle technologies on the market. The most common include plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). Plug-in hybrid vehicles use an electric motor (powered by a battery and an internal combustion engine that runs on gasoline) and can be plugged in to an electrical outlet to recharge. Battery electric vehicles use an electric motor powered by a battery, while fuel cell electric vehicles use a fuel cell instead of a battery (or in combination with a battery or supercapacitor), to power an electric motor.
MOR-EV Electric Vehicle Rebates
- The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resource’s MOR-EV program offers rebates of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of battery electric vehicles and fuel-cell electric vehicles, and up to $1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Eligibility for the program is independent of utility type; both MLP and investor-owned utility customers are elgible.
- To get started, apply for a rebate within 3 months of the purchase or lease date of a new vehicle with a purchase price less than $50,000.
National Grid and Eversource EV Make Ready
- Through EV Make Ready, Eversource and National Grid are covering 100% of the infrastructure costs for new EV charging stations in multi-unit buildings.
- To get started, Eversource customers should review the Eversource enrollment process guide and application and National Grid customers should download the National Grid application to apply to become and EV charging station host site.
Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (EVIP)
- Private, public or non-profit dwellings with 10 or more units may be eligible for the Multi-Unit Dwelling Charging Program. This includes 60% of the funding, up to $50,000 for EV charger hardware costs. Learn more on the MassEVIP website.
- To get started, apply online. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.