EV Ownership Increases 18.2% In a Difficult Year

CT EV Registraton Trend 2017-2021

DMV Releases Updated EV Registration Data There are 13,800 EVs registered in CT as of January 1, 2021, according to data released by the Department of Motor Vehicles in its statutorily required semi-annual reporting. This … Read more

CHEAPR – Nov Update and Prolonged Limbo

CHEAPR rebates by month through Nov 2020

CHEAPR Remains in a Limbo Which Might End Soon The combination of the 2019 legislation authorizing a modest, but steady funding stream, along with new program elements, and changes made by DEEP to the program … Read more

2020 – A Lost Year for CHEAPR

CHEAPR Rebates Monthly Through Oct 2020

48% Month Over Month Drop in October Rebates Newly released data, updated with transactions through October 31, show a decline from September to October from 97 to 59 rebates. (The September number was restated and … Read more

Electric Vehicles are Bipartisan

EVs as % of all vehicles by city with political registrations for cities with household income of $75,000 or greater

EV Incidence and Political Party Registrations by City As this is being written on Election Day, and with an enormous chasm between the environmental/climate change plans of the two presidential candidates, we thought it a … Read more

September CHEAPR Stats Update and Pending Vote

CHEAPR Rebates Through September 2020

Spike in Model 3 Rebates leads to Slightly Stronger Rebate Activity in September The September data were published on Friday, Oct. 30th, and show 84 rebates awarded with a $104,000 spend. Also, August was restated … Read more

July CHEAPR Stats – Upcoming Board Meeting

CHEAPR rebates by month through July 2020

This will be the last CHEAPR post prior to the CHEAPR board meeting on Thursday, September 10. Stats Update The July stats have been published and rebate levels increased slightly over the desultory levels where … Read more

Presence of CHEAPR Among Eligible New Vehicles

New EVs vs CHEAPR incentive

Whenever we have looked at CHEAPR, it has appeared to be a worthwhile program. (Our complaint is with how the parameters were changed in October 2019.) Creating a Comparison of Registered Vehicles with CHEAPR Rebates … Read more

Where Should I Buy an EV?

Federal and State of CT Incentives for EV Purchase

Data from the Center for Sustainable Energy Helps Us Identify EV-friendly Dealers We regularly field inquiries from club members and others asking for dealer recommendations. Usually, it follows a negative interaction with a dealership, when … Read more

Used EVs and CHEAPR Incentives

EVs Added to File vs Used EVs

The used car market, in general, is more than double that for new vehicles. That does not appear to be the case for EVs to this point. CHEAPR Likely to Implement Used EV Incentive in … Read more