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More Rebate Money Available for Purchasers of Electric Vehicles in Connecticut

Nov 18, 2016

The state is making more rebate money available to customers who buy electric vehicles, or EVs: $2.7 million.

The cash will go toward the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program, also known as "CHEAPR."

After starting about a year and a half ago, the state said the program has so far issued rebates for the purchase or lease of nearly 1,000 electric vehicles in Connecticut.

By far, the most EV rebates have been issued for the Chevrolet Volt, according state data.

Rebates under the program run from several hundred to several thousand dollars, depending on the make and model of the car.

Governor Dannel Malloy unveiled the new funding at the opening of the 2016 International Auto Show in Hartford.