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

Should There Be An Incentive for E-bikes

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An E-bike Pilot Among the suggestions offered by members of the new CHEAPR board has been a pilot project for e-bike rebates.[1] This is most strongly advocated by those who are focused on lower-income households, … 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

CHEAPR Rebates Continue at Slow Pace – May Update

CHEAPR Rebate Count Through May 2020

CHEAPR Rebates Continue to Crawl – Revised Guidelines Needed UPDATE: CHEAPR Board Meeting Scheduled for July 17th. CHEAPR recently published updated stats through May 30. The recent trend continues. May rebates totaled 25. The breakdown … Read more

What if They Gave a Rebate and Nobody Came

Number of Monthly CHEAPR Rebates through April 2020

Rebates at Lowest Level Ever The lowest number of monthly rebates since its inception has been awarded by CHEAPR in April 2020, a not so grand total of 13, down from 90 in March. There … Read more

CHEAPR Rebates Up as Car Sales Plummet

CHEAPR Rebates by Model by Month First Quarter 2020

First Quarter Sales Results Were Terrible for the Industry, but a Sliver of a Silver Lining for EVs The first-quarter economic data were just released and as bad as expected (GDP down 4.8%) with worse … Read more

CHEAPR Update and COVID Outlook

CHEAPR Rebate Trend Through Feb 2020

CHEAPR Rebates – The Doldrums Continue Given the after-effects of the change in rebate parameters, the numbers seen in the graph were not a surprise. This information dates through the end of February, which is … Read more