Residential EV Charging Incentives in Maine, Massachusetts, & New Hampshire

Driving on sunshine is more affordable than ever, thanks to a variety of government tax credits, rebates, and utility programs. Explore the federal and state specific incentives below, and see how you can level up your transition to a solar powered home with electric vehicles (EV) and EV charging. This era of clean transportation is developing rapidly, and new incentives and programs are offered constantly. Our team at ReVision Energy is happy to help you find the best incentives and hardware to bring the benefits of EV and EV charging to your home.

Federal Tax Credits

The US federal EV & EV charging tax credits for residential customers was extended at the end of 2020, and offers homeowners 30% of the cost of hardware and installation. The tax credit is capped at $1,000 for residential customers.

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500, depending on the manufacturer. Currently not applicable to Tesla and GM, however the credit is likely to be re-upped for them in 2021. There is also an electric motorcycle tax credit of up to $2,500.

State Specific Incentives

Use the links below to search incentives in your state, or keep reading to explore Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts’ programs:

Alternative Fuels Data Center: State by State EV Laws & Incentives

Plug In America: State & Federal EV Incentives

Maine

Efficiency Maine EV Charging & Vehicle Incentives
Efficiency Maine offers instant and mail-in rebates to Maine residents, businesses, government entities, and tribal governments for qualifying battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

The Efficiency Maine EV Smart Charge Pilot offers a discount on a smart Level 2 EV charger, giving you the opportunity to earn additional rebates for charging during off-peak hours. The program is limited to the first 100 participants who install and connect their charger on or before January 31, 2021. It also offers up to $4k per port  with a four port minimum that can apply to both hardware and installation.

These programs have received additional funding and are expected to reopen their application process soon. For full details on these incentives visit Efficiency Maine’s EV Accelerator website.

New Hampshire

NHEC Charging & Vehicle Incentives
New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) offers rebates for eligible residential members who purchase or lease an electric vehicle (BEV or PHEV) or electric motorcycle (EM). Rebates of up to $600 for PHEVs and up to $1000 for BEVs are available. NHEC also offers charging station rebates through their Residential Off-Peak Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program.

For full details visit NHEC’s Drive Electric website.

Massachusetts

Eversource EV Charging Incentives
Eversource offers to manage and cover all the related cost of the implementation of the infrastructure that will connect to their customers’ chargers. Customers cover the cost of purchasing and installing the charging station(s).

For full details visit Eversource’s Residential EV Charging website.

National Grid EV Charging Incentives
National Grid’s Massachusetts Electric Transportation program will fund 100% of the electric service to new charging stations, and provide a rebate for the charging stations themselves.

For full details visit National Grid’s EV Programs for Home website.

MOR-EV Vehicle Incentives 
The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program provides rebates of up to $2,500 for the purchase or lease of battery electric vehicles and fuel-cell electric vehicles (BEVs) and up to $1,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs).

For full details and the rebate application visit the MORE-EV program website.