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There’s no denying that electric vehicles (EVs) quickly get expensive when you're first looking to buy. Thankfully, running costs are low and there are federal and state incentives like rebates and tax credits to make EVs more financially appealing.

But what state EV incentive programs are in place in Connecticut?

Let’s see what current incentives are available in your area and whether or not you qualify for them.

Last Updated: January 2024

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What EV Incentives Are Available in Connecticut?

Connecticut has the following incentives in place for electric vehicles and associated purchases for charging:

  • $2,250 base rebate for the purchase of new eligible EVs
  • Up to an additional $2,000 for an eligible new battery electric (BEV)
  • Up to $2,250 for a plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV)
  • Up to $9,500 for a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) when a Standard Rebate is combined with Rebate+ New for Rebate+ qualified individual
  • Up to $3,000 total rebate for the purchase of eligible used BEVs
  • Rebate+ Used Incentive of up to $1,125 for eligible used PHEVs
  • Rebate + Used Incentive of up to $7,500 for eligible used FCEVs

Let’s take a look at each of these in more detail.

Incentives for Purchasing an EV in Connecticut

Connecticut offers a standard rebate for up to $2,250 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle. The state then offers additional incentives for certain qualifying vehicles.

To qualify, EV buyers must meet the following purchase criteria:

  • Reside in an Environmental Justice (EJ) Community or Distressed Municipality
  • Participate in a qualifying state or federal income qualifying program
  • Have income less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • MSRP Cap of $50,000
  • New EVs must be on this eligible vehicle list
  • Used EVs must be on this eligible vehicle list

Additional incentives may be available to low-income applicants. Visit this state information site to see if you meet the requirements.

If you -- or the model you intend to purchase -- do not meet the criteria for this incentive, take a look take a look at our federal EV incentives resource to see if you qualify for any federal incentives.

Other EV Incentives Offered in Connecticut

Connecticut offers the following incentives for electric vehicle charging, maintenance, or related benefits:

  • Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) provides as much as a $1,000 rebate for residential customers who install a Level 2 charging station.
  • NPU also offers vehicle purchase rebates (see link above) to its customers. New or used EV buyers in Connecticut who are NPU customers can receive: 1) up to $1,500 for a new EV, 2) up to $1,000 for a new PHEV, 3) up to $1,000 for a used EV (2019+), or 4) up to $500 for a used PHEV (2019+)
  • Eversource offers residential customers a rebate of up to $1,000 for installing home charging hardware. The utility may provide a further $300 for Connecticut-based customers who sign up for managed charging programs.
  • Connecticut Smart-E Loans for Residential EV Chargers- check this site for more information.

Now that you know what electric vehicle incentives are available in Connecticut, what else do you need to know about making the switch to all-electric transportation?

Read our guidance on how to prepare for an EV to make sure the models you’re considering will meet your real-world driving needs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there incentives for purchasing an electric vehicle in Connecticut?

Yes, there are many state-level incentives in place when you purchase an EV in the state of Connecticut. New buyers can get up to $2,500 off the purchase of a new electric vehicle and may also qualify for federal EV incentives. Also, check out our picks for the best deals on EVs.

Are there additional fees for purchasing an electric vehicle in Connecticut?

No, there are not additional fees to pay when you purchase an EV in the state of Connecticut.

Does sales tax apply when I buy an EV in Connecticut?

Sales tax is applied to electric vehicle purchases in Connecticut at the same rate as traditional combustion vehicles. Visit our resource page to find the vehicle sales tax in Connecticut.