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

EV charging stations installed at L.L.Bean’s main store in Freeport.

Investing in Electric Vehicles (EV) and EV charging is a great way for your town, business, or organization to save money and enjoy the benefits of renewable energy systems. Thanks to a variety of government tax credits, rebates, and utility programs offered in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, installing EV charging infrastructure is more affordable than ever.

Federal Tax Credits

The US federal EV & EV charging tax credits for commercial customers was extended at the end of 2020, and offers your organization 30% of the cost of charging hardware and infrastructure installation. The EV charging tax credit is capped at $30k for commercial 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

Maine

Efficiency Maine EV & Charging Incentives
Efficiency Maine has a three phase program to expand EV access and charging infrastructure in Maine, including charging infrastructure incentives and vehicle rebates.

For full details visit Efficiency Maine’s EV Initiative website.

CMP EV Charging Incentives
Central Maine Power (CMP) offers an EV charging station pilot program, through which they help subsidize the cost of EV charging infrastructure. The program provides $4,000 per port with a four port minimum, which can be applied to installation costs.

For full details and the application process visit CMP’s EV Charging Program website.

A Climate to Thrive EV Charging Incentives
EV charging incentives MaineA Climate to Thrive (ACTT), located in the Downeast region, has funds available to pay for the installation of publicly-accessible EV charging sites. ACTT will award grants of up to $5,000 to enable municipalities, non-profits, schools and businesses to purchase and install public EV chargers. Interested host sites can apply for ACTT grants to cover the cost of charging equipment and installation.

For full details and the application process visit their website.

Massachusetts

MassEVIP EV Charging & Vehicle Incentives
The Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP) provides several financing and incentives options for workplace charging, commercial fleet charging, and multi-unit dwellings. The MassEVIP offers charging infrastructure grants up to $50,000 to eligible workplaces, as well as grants for the purchase of lease of qualified PEVs and EV supply equipment for public fleets. For multi-unit dwelling, MassEVIP offers grants for 60% of the cost of Level 1 or Level 2 charging equipment installed at MUDs, up to $50,000.

For full details and application information visit MassEVIP’s Workplace & Fleet Charging website.

Eversource EV Charging Incentives
Eversource is offering to manage and cover all the related cost of┬áthe implementation of the infrastructure that will connect to their customers’ chargers. This includes, but is not limited to trenching, a transformer (if deemed necessary), a dedicated service meter, panel(s) and all conduits and necessary wiring to support the approved number of charging stations. Infrastructure for up to ten Level 2 chargers can be put in place.

For full details visit Eversource’s Business EV & EV Charging Stations website.

National Grid EV Charging Incentives
National Grid’s Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Charging program will fund up to 100% of the electrical infrastructure and charging station equipment costs. The Level 2 charging station rebate for a multi-unit dwelling is up to 75%.

For full details visit National Grid’s Business EV Charging Incentive website.

New Hampshire

EV Charging Incentives through NHEC
NHEC offers incentives for the installation of new electric vehicle charging stations to NHEC commercial and municipal members. Install up to two Level 2 or larger charging stations and qualify for an incentive of 50% of installed cost up to $2,500, eligible twice per year.

For full details visit NHEC’s Commercial Charging website.