About the Program
The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) administered by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) that provides incentives to eligible entities for the acquisition of electric vehicles (EVs) and 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 was announced on Earth Day 2013 and in two application cycles so far, has provided more than $1 million in incentives for public entities to acquire EVs and charging stations.
List of MassEVIP Phase I Awards - December 12, 2013
Seventeen municipal entities received funds to acquire 40 electric vehicles and 14 dual head charging stations.
List of MassEVIP Phase II Awards - March 27, 2014
Seventeen municipal entities, three public universities and one state agency received funds to acquire75 electric vehicles and 16 dual head charging stations.
- Map of MassEVIP Phase I & II Grant Recipients
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.
How to Apply
MassEVIP is not currently accepting incentive applications. The information below is provided for reference only and will be updated for future MassEVIP application opportunities.
MassDEP presented a series of pre-application at its Boston and regional offices in January 2014. Additional information about these sessions is provided below.
- Application Process
Interested parties were required to submit their completed applications to MassDEP by February 28, 2014.
After the application deadline, MassDEP reviewed all applications received. Upon completing its review, the agency issued 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 one year to complete their vehicle acquisitions and charging station installations, as applicable. MassEVIP provides incentives directly to vendors on state contract or reimburses entities that perform their own competitive bid processes.
For More Information
- To learn more about MassEVIP, contact Sejal Shah at 617-556-1015 or Richard Blanchet at 617-654-6585.
- See also Alternative Transportation for additional information.