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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

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:  

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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