Executive Order 569; ESTABLISHING AN INTEGRATED CLIMATE CHANGE STRATEGY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH
Governor Charlie Baker’s Executive Order builds a strategy to address climate change in Massachusetts. The strategy addresses reducing emissions through the use of electric vehicles.
Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (Mor-EV)
$12 million in was recently added for the Commonwealth electric vehicle rebate program, Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (Mor-EV). The Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) announced a $2 million commitment in 2017. This program offers a rebate of $750-$2,500 for buying or leasing 25 types of qualifying electric vehicles.
DOER & DOE Plug In America Funding
- Electric vehicles
- Plug-in electric vehicles
- Fuel cell electric vehicles
The initiatives give consumers experience with electric vehicles and help show how simple the switch to electric can be.
DOER grants for Electric School Bus pilot:
DOER's Vehicle-to-Grid Electric School Bus Pilot Program has awarded four grants for buying electric school buses and chargers.
Schools that have received grants:
- Acton-Boxborough Regional School District
- Amherst Public Schools
- Cambridge Public Schools
- Concord Public Schools
The program aims to reduce schools’ petroleum use and test the benefits of electric school bus technology. The electric buses are less expensive and more environmentally-friendly than traditional diesel buses. Electricity is cleaner than diesel by at least 70% and at least 40% cheaper. This program will be one of the first uses of electric school buses on the East Coast of the United States.
VEH-102 Request for Response
VEH-102 is a Request for Response by the Commonwealth for the procurement of Advanced Vehicle Technology equipment, supplies, and services.
Advanced Vehicle Technology includes:
- Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)
- Anti-Idling technology
- After-market conversion technology
The services requested in the contract are intended to assist the Commonwealth and its partners keep pace with the energy efficient alternatives in the transportation sector.
Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) Charging Funds
The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) offers the Workplace Charging program. The Workplace Charging program is an open grant program. MassEVIP Workplace Charging offers employers 50% of the funding for hardware costs towards Level 1 and 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations. Grants may be in amounts up to $25,000. Massachusetts employers with 15 or more employees in non-residential places of business are eligible.
Learn more about the MassEVIP Workplace Charging program
Leading by Example Solar Canopies
DOER's Leading by Example (LBE) Clean Energy Grant Program for Solar Photovoltaic Canopies has awarded $245,000 in grant funding. These grants supported the installation of a 490 kW solar canopy at a MassDOT facility in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The program has awarded six grants for installing over 6.5 MW of solar power at state facilities.