Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Rebate Program Authorization

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The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) must establish a rebate program for the purchase or lease of ZEVs. Rebates between $3,500 and $5,000 must be available for the purchase or lease of new or pre-owned light-duty ZEVs. Eligible light-duty ZEVs may not have a purchase price above $55,000. DOER must also offer a rebate of at least $4,500 for the purchase or lease of medium- or heavy-duty ZEVs or for the trade-in of a light-duty internal combustion engine vehicle for the purchase of a light-duty ZEV. DOER must offer low-income residents an additional rebate of $1,500. Eligible applicants include residents, corporate fleets, and tribal entities. DOER must publish rebate program data and participation annually, and assess program effectiveness in reducing greenhouse gas emissions on a triennial basis. DOER may promulgate regulations to ensure effective program implementation. Additional requirements apply.

(Reference House Bill 5060, 2022 and Chapter 25A, Section 19)