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Get the latest on electric vehicles in the Commonwealth. Includes new legislation, new program announcements, ZEV Commission updates and more.

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State officials on Dec. 31, 2019 committed to restoring funding for the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program, which will issue rebates of $2,500 on the purchase of battery-electric vehicles and $1,500 on plug-in hybrids. To be eligible, a vehicle must have a final price of no more than $50,000.

A supplemental budget bill signed by Gov. Charlie Baker in December provides the program with at least $27 million annually for 2020 and 2021, funded by proceeds of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a 10-state cap-and-trade system intended to reduce emissions from power plants in the Northeast.

Notices & Updates

MOR-EV Cost-Effectiveness Study Released

The MOR-EV Cost-Effectiveness Study was commissioned by the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and prepared by Synapse Energy Economics in order to independently evaluate the MOR-EV Program. By releasing this report, the Administration is not endorsing its findings. DOER will review the recommendations and take them into consideration. 

This study analyzes the cost-effectiveness of the MOR-EV Program at increasing electric vehicle adoption and reducing GHG emissions. It reviews the MOR-EV Program within the context and landscape of policies and programs across the country, and globally. 

The study identifies opportunities for program revisions and supplemental transportation policies which may improve the financial sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and equity of vehicle electrification policies and programs in the future. 

You can download the study here: MOR-EV Cost-Effectiveness Study

DOER Announces MOR-EV Trucks Program

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has expanded the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program to create a new program that incentivizes the purchase of electric trucks. General program details are provided below but are subject to change by DOER.  Further details about the program can be found here:  

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