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Massachusetts announces additional $2M for electric vehicle rebate program

An additional $2 million will be allocated to the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program. The electric vehicle rebate program, administered by the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER), offers rebates of up to $2,500 to Massachusetts residents who buy or lease electric vehicles.

To date, the program has provided rebates for more than 700 zero and low-emission vehicles. Eligible vehicles include battery electric vehicles (BEV) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and zero-emission motorcycles (ZEM).

The MOR-EV program was initially funded with $2 million in Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) auction proceeds, which also finance the new funding. This funding aims to help meet Massachusetts’ goals under the Global Warming Solutions Act (GWSA) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector 7.6% by 2020.

Any Massachusetts resident is eligible for the rebate. Details on which vehicles are eligible and how to apply for a rebate are on MOR-EV.org. All applications must be submitted within three months of the purchase or lease of the vehicle.

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