January 2021 CHEAPR Data Released

CHEAPR Rebates Through Jan 21

CHEAPR Rebates Continue at Low Rate January has generally been a slow month in our tracking of EV purchase incentives, and it continues in the same vein with 68 rebates, per the latest data release … Read more

New Program Rules Adopted by CHEAPR Board

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Higher Incentive Levels, Low MSRP Cap, New Income-Limited Incentives Note: This page is updated to note that the new incentive levels have been implemented as of June 7, 2021. The CHEAPR home page has been … Read more

CHEAPR Closes 2020 With an Uncertain Outlook

Rebates by Month Thru Dec 2020

CHEAPR Rebate Data Released for December 2020 The EV purchase incentive program awarded 74 rebates in December. This is slightly higher than the 40 from November, but of a piece with what we have been … 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

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