About the Program
Phase II of the Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) will help eligible entities acquire electric vehicles and charging stations. Through a competitive solicitation, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) will provide the following incentives for the acquisition of plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles (PHEV) and battery electric vehicles (BEV), and the installation of Level 2 dual-head charging stations:
|Eligible Entity||PHEV Incentive||BEV Incentive||Level 2 Charging Station Incentive|
|Municipality||$5,000||$7,500||Up to $10,000|
|Public University/College||$5,000||$7,500||Up to $10,000|
|State Fleet||$5,000||$7,500||Up to $10,000|
|Car-Share Company||$2,500||$3,750||Up to $5,000|
The incentive for a charging station includes part and installation costs for a Level 2 dual-head charging station (can charge two vehicles at a time) with the purchase of at least one battery electric vehicle (BEV). An entity may acquire EVs either through vehicle purchase or lease. In either case, eligible entities must work with the vehicle dealers regarding the details on a purchase or lease. The following documents provide more information about MassEVIP.
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 a conventional gasoline fueled vehicle. The Northeast power grid is more reliant on natural gas and renewable energy, so electricity generated in the Northeast is among the cleanest in the country.
- Since electricity is generated almost entirely by domestic sources, we can decrease our dependence on foreign oil imports. Electricity costs are lower than petroleum and not subject to price volatility and EV owners can benefit from a reliable and less expensive source of energy to power their vehicles.
- Over the lifetime of an EV, an owner can save thousands of dollars in fuel costs.
How to Apply
MassDEP presented a series of pre-application at its Boston and regional offices in January 2014. Potential applicants who were unable to attend one of these sessions are encouraged to review the presentation below.
- Application Process
The application process is quite simple. Interested entities need to complete the application form and submit it to MassDEP, postmarked no later than February 28, 2014.
After the application deadline, MassDEP will review all applications received. Upon completing review of its review, the agency will issue Grant Application Approvals and End-User Agreements that define the terms and conditions of the incentives being awarded to recipients. Once it receives completed and signed End-User Agreements, MassDEP will give approved entities 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 Alternative Transportation for additional information.