About the Program
The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP), administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), provides incentives to eligible entities for the acquisition of electric vehicles (EVs) and the installation of Level 2 dual-head charging stations. By launching MassEVIP, the Commonwealth demonstrated its commitment to increasing the deployment of EVs with the aim of giving these advanced technology vehicles higher visibility across the state.
- MassEVIP Phase III Brochure: Public Fleets file size 1MB
- MassEVIP Phase III Questions & Answers file size 1MB
How to Apply
Eligible entities are required to complete the application form below and submit it to MassDEP. Incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis until all available funding is committed. Please note that entities must apply and receive award letters before acquiring electric vehicle(s) and/or acquiring/installing electric vehicle charging station(s).
- MassEVIP Phase III Application
- Contract User Guide: How to Use VEH98 to Purchase Light Duty Vehicles
Public entities are eligible to use this statewide contract to purchase passenger cars, SUVs, trucks, vans, SSVs and PPVs.
- Please contact MassEVIP for current information about the state contract for electric vehicle charging stations.
MassDEP will review all MassEVIP Phase III applications received for completeness and eligibility. Upon satisfactory review, the agency will within 30 days of receiving applications issue Grant Application Approvals and End-User Agreements defining the terms and conditions of the incentives being awarded to recipients. After completing and signing their End-User Agreements, approved entities have up to 180 days to complete their vehicle acquisitions and charging station installations, as applicable. MassEVIP provides incentives directly to vendors on state contract or to entities directly if they choose other vendors.
MassEVIP was announced on Earth Day 2013 and in three application cycles so far, has provided more than $1 million in incentives for public entities to acquire EVs and charging stations.
- Lists of MassEVIP Phase I, II & III Awards - August 2016
Fifty-seven separate entities have received nearly $1.9 million in grant funds to acquire 190 electric vehicles and 60 dual head charging stations.
- Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations
Search by Zip Code for publicly-accessible electric vehicle charging stations near you, using this lookup developed by the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center.
Follow the links below to see MassDEP Flickr Photostream images of electric vehicles and charging stations that cities, towns and municipal authorities have acquired or installed with MassEVIP assistance.
- Town of Barnstable
- City of Boston
- Town of Braintree
- City of Brockton
- Town of Chelmsford
- Chicopee Electric Department
- Town of Lancaster
- Town of Melrose
- City of New Bedford
- Town of Scituate
- Springfield Parking Authority
Electric Vehicle (EV) Facts
Many are choosing to drive EVs because:
- EVs not only decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but also significantly reduce smog forming emissions. Even when EVs are charged with electricity generated from fossil fuels, less GHGs are emitted than conventional gasoline-fueled vehicles. The Northeast power grid is more reliant on natural gas and renewable energy, so electricity generated in our region is among the cleanest in the country.
- Since electricity is generated almost entirely by domestic sources, driving EVs reduces our dependence on foreign oil imports. Electricity costs less than petroleum and is subject to less price volatility, so EV owners can benefit from reliable and less expensive sources of energy to power their vehicles.
- Over the lifetime of an EV, an owner can save thousands of dollars in fuel costs.
For these and other reasons, the number of battery and plug-in hybrid EVs on Massachusetts roads has grown significantly since July 2013.
For More Information
- To learn more about MassEVIP, contact Sejal Shah: 617-556-1015 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- To learn more about employer incentives for purchasing and installing electric vehicle charging stations, see: Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP): Workplace Charging
- Use the Vehicle Cost Calculator from the U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center to compare the lifetime emissions and ownership costs of gas-powered versus electric vehicles.
- See also Alternative Transportation for additional information.