Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate

The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program (CHEAPR) offers point-of-sale rebates of up to $9,500 for the incremental cost to purchase or lease a FCEV, EV, or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). The manufacturer suggested retail price for new eligible vehicles may not exceed $50,000.

CHEAPR offers an additional rebate, Rebate Plus, for qualifying individuals who purchase or lease a new or pre-owned eligible vehicle. Rebate Plus applicants must reside in an environmental justice community or distressed municipality, participate in a qualifying state or federal income program, or have an income less than 300% the federal poverty line. The CHEAPR rebate may only be combined with the Rebate Plus for the purchase or lease of new vehicles.

Rebates are offered in the following amounts:

Vehicle Type CHEAPR Standard Rebate Plus - New Vehicle Rebate Plus - Used Vehicle
PHEV $750 $1,500 $1,125
EV $2,250 $2,000 $3,000
FCEV $7,500 $2,000 $7,500

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection CHEAPR website.

(Reference Connecticut General Statutes 22a-202)

Jurisdiction: Connecticut

Type: State Incentives

Enacted: Jun 26, 2019

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, PHEVs

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