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) is providing 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 through the purchase or lease details with vehicle dealers. The following documents provide more information about MassEVIP.
- MassEVIP Phase II Brochure file size 1MB
- MassEVIP Phase II Questions & Answers
- List of MassEVIP Phase II Awards - March 27, 2014
Recipients include 17 municipal entities, three public universities and one state agency.
- 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 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. Additional information about these sessions is provided below.
- Application Process
Interested parties were required to submit their completed applications to MassDEP no later than 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.