Boston, MA - Yesterday, the Healey-Driscoll Administration announced a series of new rebates as a part of the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles Program (MOR-EV).
Instead of being reimbursed later, MOR-EV rebates will now be available to customers at participating dealerships when they buy or lease an electric vehicle. Under the expanded program, income-eligible residents now qualify for a $3500 rebate for used EVs and an additional $1500 rebate adder for the purchase of new and used EVs. These new changes will support greater adoption of electric vehicles and make them accessible and affordable to more people.
The MOR-EV program encourages the adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). Since the program began in 2014, it has given out over $51 million for over 25,000 vehicles while reducing carbon emissions to protect the environment.
Massachusetts has a goal of having 900,000 passenger electric vehicles on the road by 2030.
Sierra Club Massachusetts Director of Transportation Veena Dharmaraj issued the following statement in response:
“Strong electric vehicle policies –in combination with affordable public transportation systems and safe walking and biking options– are key in reducing air pollution in the Commonwealth. These announced changes will encourage wider EV adoption, make it easier for low-and middle-income earners to access electric vehicles, and move us closer to our climate goals. The expanded MOR-EV program offers residents even greater savings for new and used vehicles on top of the federal rebates from the Inflation Reduction Act. We applaud the Healey-Driscoll administration for making them a reality."
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