Grants of Up to $7,500 Per EV and $15,000 Per Public Charger
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has launched MassEVIP, the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, to help cities purchase electric or plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles. The program will also provide funding for EV charging stations. updated April 26
The $2.5 million incentive program will offer grants up to $7,500 per electric vehicle and up to $15,000 per public access charging station to eligible communities. “It is the first of what the state plans will be other state incentive programs to increase electric vehicle deployment and ease their use,” states a release.
MassDEP, the Department of Energy Resources, and Clean Cities will host a webinar on May 1 to brief municipalities about the MassEVIP program. Subsequent workshops will be held throughout the month. Applications from municipalities will be due June 30.
MassDEP estimates that this program will help add between 300 and 400 new all electric or plug-in hybrids to the approximate 900 in use in Massachusetts today.
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Source: Massachusetts DEP with Fleets & Fuels follow-up