The Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate (CHEAPR) offers rebates of up to $5,000 for Connecticut residents who purchase or lease a new eligible battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric or fuel cell electric vehicle.

There are currently over 20 eligible vehicles available and the list continues to grow as manufacturers release new models.

Please be aware that on July 1, 2016, the CHEAPR rebate amounts changed. To learn more about this change, and how it may affect you, please visit the FAQ.


Purchasing a CHEAPR electric vehicle is as easy as...

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Purchase or lease an eligible vehicle from a licensed Connecticut franchised new automobile dealership.


By participating in this pilot program you are not only going to receive a rebate on an electric vehicle, you are also helping Connecticut meet its clean air and energy goals!



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Your dealer will complete and submit your rebate application at the time of purchase or lease of the eligible vehicle.


You will need to fill out a short survey at the time of purchase or lease.

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The rebate amount will be credited to your final purchase or lease price of the eligible vehicle, which reduces the monthly payment on the vehicle.


If you decided to receive the rebate directly, it will be sent by Electronic Funds Transfer within 10 days of rebate application approval.

If you have any questions please view the Frequently Asked Questions or Contact Us. For detailed information about the rebate program please visit the CHEAPR Resources page for program related materials.