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Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Grants

Type: State Incentives | Jurisdiction: Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) provides funding to municipalities, state agencies, and private businesses for the cost and installation of eligible EVSE. Funding is available for 50% of project costs (up to $2,000 per unit and $4,000 per site) to 100% of project costs (up to $10,000 per site), depending on how well the project matches program criteria. For EVSE that is available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and located in a major downtown area or other central destination currently underserved by EVSE, DEEP will provide up to $5,000 per unit or up to $10,000 per site. All EVSE must be available to the public at no cost for three years, with further criteria required for maximum funding. The program is not currently accepting applications (verified August 2019). For more information, including application submission deadlines, refer to the Connecticut DEEP Electric Vehicle Charging Station Incentive Program & Resources website.

Reduced Registration Fee for Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Type: State Incentives | Jurisdiction: Connecticut

EVs are eligible for a reduced biennial vehicle registration fee of $38. For more information, refer to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Vehicle Registration Fees website. (Reference Connecticut General Statutes 14-49(f))

Electric Vehicle Emissions Inspection Exemption

Type: State Incentives | Jurisdiction: Connecticut

Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. For more information, see the Connecticut Emissions Program website.

Hydrogen and Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Rebate

Type: State Incentives | Jurisdiction: Connecticut

The Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR) offers rebates for the incremental cost of the purchase or lease of a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), all-electric vehicle (EV), or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Rebates are offered based on battery range in the following amounts:

Vehicle Type Rebate Amount Required Battery Range
PHEV $1,000 45 miles or greater
$500 Less than 45 miles
EV $2,000 200 miles or greater
$1,500 120-199 miles
$500 Less than 120 miles
FCEV $5,000 Any fuel cell electric vehicle

Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds expire. For more information, see the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection EV Connecticut website.

Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Reduction Grants

Type: State Incentives | Jurisdiction: Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) allocates a portion of its designated funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust for the replacement or repower of eligible heavy-duty on-road vehicles through its Diesel Emissions Mitigation Program (Program). The Program provides up to 65% of the cost of new diesel or alternative fuel replacements and repowers for eligible public entities. For eligible private entities, the Program provides up to 40% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel repower, up to 25% of the cost of a new diesel or alternative fuel vehicle, up to 60% of the cost of an all-electric repower, and up to 60% of the cost of a new all-electric vehicle and associated charging infrastructure. Vehicles that qualify for replacement or repower include:

Model Year Vehicle Type
1992-2009 Class 8 Local Freight Trucks and Port Drayage Trucks
1992-2009 Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks
2009 or older Class 4-8 School Buses, Shuttle Buses, and Transit Buses

Applications were due by September 16, 2019. But for more information, including application updates, see the DEEP VW Grant Information website.

Loans for Residential Charging Infrastructure

Type: State Incentives | Jurisdiction: Connecticut

The Connecticut Green Bank offers Smart-E low-interest loans for Connecticut PEV drivers to purchase Level 2 and DC fast electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To qualify, applicants must own and occupy the residence at which the EVSE will be installed. For more information, see the Connecticut Green Bank Smart-E Loan website.

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