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Electric Vehicle News & Updates

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

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Legislation

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

Comments Requested on MD/HD MOR-EV Program Enhancement Proposal

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has drafted a proposal for the inclusion of medium and heavy duty vehicles to be included in it’s MOR-EV program.

DOER will be accepting comments on this proposal until Friday, November 13, 2020 at 5pm. Please submit any comments to will.lauwers@mass.gov.

MOR-EV Truck Proposal

The MOR-EV Truck proposal also includes assistance in addressing health outcomes in Environmental Justice (EJ) communities, Incentive recipients can receive an additional 10% rebate increase for trucks registered in a zip code that contains an income EJ criteria block or can demonstrate greater than 50% of operations occur within one.

DOER will be hosting an Environmental Justice Community Stakeholder Meeting on this proposal on October 29, 2020, at 6 pm. Please see the attached flyer and register to attend here.

Please feel free to distribute the flyer amongst your networks and submit any questions about the upcoming stakeholder event to john.liriano@mass.gov.

MOR-EV EJ Event Flyer

Zero Emission Vehicle Commission Update

As part of the State’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and expanding access to zero emission vehicle adoption, The Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Commission held their 10th meeting, virtually, on October 13, 2020. Several program updates and new initiatives were discussed. Notably, an update during the ZEV meeting on proposed revisions to the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) Program. 

If you would like to know what else was discussed during the ZEV meeting, its recording and all relevant information can be found on their website.

Please contact Daniel Gatti at 617-626-1143 or daniel.gatti@mass.gov with any questions.  

 

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Contact

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Boston, MA 02114
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