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.
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))
Vehicles powered exclusively by electricity are exempt from state motor vehicle emissions inspections. For more information, see the Connecticut Emissions Program website.
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|
|$500||Less than 120 miles|
|FCEV||$5,000||Any fuel cell electric vehicle|
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|
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.