Switching to an electric vehicle (EV) is easier and more affordable than ever.
Electric vehicles are clean, convenient, and fun to drive.
Choose an electric car.
- There are more than 40 models currently available. Plug In America or Destination Electric can help you search and compare options.
- The U.S. Department of Energy has a calculator tool at fueleconomy.gov to compare the environmental and cost impact of owning an electric vehicle.
- Numerous state and federal incentives are available to support the transition to electric vehicles.
Find an EV charging station.
- Worried about finding a place to charge your car when traveling? There are a number of charging station websites and apps to help plan your trip such as: PlugShare and A Better Routeplanner.
- There are currently 460 EV charging stations in Connecticut. Check out the Energy.gov map to find more locations.
Funds for businesses.
Funding is available for multi-unit dwellings, businesses, governments, non-profits, and educational institutions to offset the cost of purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations.
- Need help choosing a home charging station? ChargeHub has a guide to compare the most popular charging stations on the market.
- To get the most up-to-date information about federal and state tax credits and other incentives, check out Energy.Gov’s website.
Did You Know?
- Swap and save. Replace a gas-powered car with an electric vehicle and lower your maintenance costs. The average cost to operate an EV is $485 per year compared to $1,117 per year for a gas-powered vehicle.
- Get a rebate. In 2021, up to $9,500 is available from the state for buying or leasing an eligible vehicle.
- Skip the tax. Zero-emission vehicles are exempt from Connecticut state sales tax.
- No emissions, no test. Battery electric vehicles are exempt from CT emissions testing.
- Move on up. Plug-in EVs are eligible for HOV lanes in CT.
- Range anxiety? Not in Connecticut! Explore CT’s map of public EV charging stations.
- Lower your footprint. Switching to an electric vehicle will reduce greenhouse gas emissions even when the emissions from electricity generation sources are taken into account. For a detailed analysis, check out this study.