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Frequently Asked Questions

Program Changes

What is changing in the MOR-EV rebate program?

MOR-EV Standard Light-Duty Vehicles

As of August 8, 2023, the MOR-EV Standard Rebate of $3,500 for purchases or leases of eligible new light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is offered through participating dealerships in the Commonwealth at the point of sale or at the time of lease. Alternatively, applicants can still apply for a rebate online within 90 days of the purchase or lease of an eligible vehicle.

MOR-EV Used Vehicles

As of August 8, 2023, a rebate of $3,500 for the purchase of eligible used light-duty electric vehicles (EVs) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) is available for Massachusetts residents that:

or

  • Have a maximum modified adjusted gross income (AGI) as follows:
    • $150,000 for married filing jointly or a surviving spouse
    • $112,500 for heads of households
    • $75,000 for all other filers

Eligible used EVs must have a final purchase price of $40,000 or less. Eligible residents can apply for the used vehicle rebate post purchase or apply for a prequalification voucher and receive the rebate at the point of sale through a participating dealership. For more information, please review Application for MOR-EV Used.

Eligible residents that have purchased a qualifying used light-duty electric vehicle (EV) or fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) between November 10, 2022, and August 8, 2023 must submit an application for the post purchase rebate no later than November 6, 2023.

MOR-EV+

As of August 8, 2023, an additional rebate of $1,500 is available to income-qualifying Massachusetts residents participating in one of the following approved programs:

  • Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)
  • Prescription Drug Assistance
  • Child Care Financial Assistance (CCFA)
  • Mass Save Income Eligible Programs
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
  • Massachusetts Health Connector
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • State Supplement Program
  • Mass Health
  • Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
  • Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP)
  • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
  • Section A8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)
  • Women, Infants, and Children Program Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • Veterans Programs (Chapter 115 Benefits)
  • Veterans Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Surviving Parent
  • Veterans Affairs Non-Service-Connected Pension (VANSCP)

The MOR-EV+ rebate is available to eligible residents in addition to the MOR-EV Standard rebate, MOR-EV Used rebate, or MOR-EV Trucks rebate. Those who wish to apply the MOR-EV+ rebate alongside their new or used vehicle rebate at the time of sale or lease can request a prequalification voucher to be redeemed at a participating dealership. For more information, please review Application for MOR-EV+.

Eligible residents that have purchased or leased a qualifying new or used light-duty electric vehicle (EV) and fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV) between November 10, 2022, and August 8, 2023 must submit an application for the post purchase rebate no later than November 6, 2023.

MOR-EV Trade-In

As of December 6, 2023, MOR-EV offers an additional $1,000 rebate to Massachusetts residents who have purchased or leased an eligible EV on or after August 8, 2023 and traded in a qualified internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) at that time. Applicants can apply for the MOR-EV Trade-In rebate alongside their online application for a MOR-EV Standard, MOR-EV Used or MOR-EV+ application or apply online after having received a MOR-EV rebate at the point-of-sale. Please review the MOR-EV Trade-In Eligibility & Requirements for details.

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs)

As signaled previously, the MOR-EV program has phased out rebates for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in order to comply with the ending of certain statutory authorizations (under St. 2022, c. 126, § 123 and the changes to the program under G.L. c. 25A, § 19). Consumers and private and nonprofit fleets can apply for a $1,500 rebate for eligible PHEVs (those with an all-electric range of at least 25 miles and a final sales price of $50,000 or less) that are purchased or leased through June 30, 2023. As of July 1, 2023, the MOR-EV program only accepts applications for purchases or leases of PHEVs that took place on or before June 30, 2023. Applicants will have 90 days from their purchase or lease date to submit their application on https://apply.mor-ev.org/. No further rebate applications for PHEVs purchased prior to June 30, 2023 will be accepted after September 28, 2023.

General Questions

What is MOR-EV?

Massachusetts has ambitious goals for reducing its transportation-related air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program makes electric vehicles (EVs) more affordable for Massachusetts residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations providing more equitable access to EVs.

Funded by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and administered statewide by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), MOR-EV provides several different rebates as described below:

MOR-EV Standard

A $3,500 rebate for the purchase or lease of eligible new light-duty battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV) with a Total MSRP of $55,000 or less. This rebate is available to Massachusetts residents, and businesses and non-profit organizations licensed to operate in the Commonwealth.

MOR-EV Used

A $3,500 rebate for the purchase of eligible used light-duty battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with a Final Purchase Price of $40,000 or less. This rebate is available to Massachusetts residents participating in one of the approved income-qualifying programs or who have a modified adjusted gross income (AGI) below the following thresholds:

  • $150,000 for married filing jointly or a surviving spouse
  • $112,500 for heads of households
  • $75,000 for all other filers

MOR-EV+

MOR-EV+ is an additional $1,500 rebate on top of the MOR-EV Standard rebate, MOR-EV Used rebate or MOR-EV Trucks rebate. This rebate is available to Massachusetts residents participating in one of the approved income-qualifying programs.

MOR-EV Trade-In

MOR-EV Trade-In is an additional $1,000 rebate on top of the MOR-EV Standard rebate, MOR-EV Used rebate or MOR-EV+ rebate. This rebate is available to Massachusetts residents who have purchased or leased an eligible EV on or after August 8, 2023 and traded in a qualified internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) at that time. Please review the MOR-EV Trade-In Eligibility & Requirements for details.

MOR-EV Trucks

Pick-ups & Class 2b

MOR-EV Trucks offers $7,500 rebates for the purchase or lease of eligible new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric pick-up trucks with a GVWR between 6,001 and 10,000 pounds or a new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric vehicle of any body type with a GVWR between 8,501-10,000 pounds with a Total MSRP of $80,000 or less. This rebate is available to Massachusetts residents, and businesses and non-profit organizations licensed to operate in the Commonwealth as well as educational institutions and government entities.

Class 3-8

MOR-EV Trucks incentivizes purchases and leases of a variety of medium- and heavy-duty battery electric and fuel cell electric trucks, buses and vans. This is a voucher program with rebates up to $90,000 for the purchase or lease of an eligible new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles with a GVWR above 10,000 pounds and a Total MSRP below $2,000,000. This program is available to Massachusetts residents, and businesses and non-profit organizations licensed to operate in the Commonwealth as well as educational institutions and government entities. An additional 10% rebate adder may be available for eligible medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that meet the state’s Environmental Justice Population requirements.

Which vehicles are eligible for the program?

MOR-EV Standard

Rebates are available for new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with a Total MSRP of $55,000 or less. Check out eligible vehicles here.

Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles (PHEVs) purchased after June 30, 2023, are no longer eligible to receive a rebate under the MOR-EV program. Eligible individuals, businesses and non-profits who have purchased or leased a Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle on or before June 30, 2023, have 90 days from the date of purchase/lease to submit an application for a $1,500 post purchase PHEV rebate.

MOR-EV Used

Rebates are available for used battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with a Purchase Price of $40,000 or less. Vehicles must be a model year at least 2 years earlier than the calendar year when it was purchased or leased and not have received a MOR-EV rebate within the past 36 months. Eligible vehicles must be purchased at a licensed dealership; private sales do not qualify. Check out eligible vehicles here.

MOR-EV Trucks

Pick-ups & Class 2b

Rebates are available for new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric pick-up trucks with a GVWR between 6,001 and 10,000 pounds, and new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric vehicles of any body type with a GVWR between 8,501-10,000 pounds. To qualify for a rebate the Total MSRP must be $80,000 or less. Check out eligible vehicles here.

Class 3-8

Rebates are available for new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric vehicles with a GVWR above 10,000 pounds (class 3 to class 8). To qualify for a rebate the sales price must be $2,000,000 or less. Rebate levels vary depending on the vehicle class. Check out eligible vehicles here.

Are leased vehicles eligible for the program?

Yes, leased vehicles are eligible to receive a rebate under all MOR-EV programs. The following minimum lease periods apply:

  • 36 months: MOR-EV Standard, MOR-EV Used, and MOR-EV Trucks – Pick-ups & Class 2b
  • 48 months: MOR-EV Trucks – Class 3-8

Are lease buyouts eligible for a MOR-EV Used rebate?

Yes, lease buyouts (an individual purchasing the same vehicle they have been leasing at the end of that individual’s lease) are eligible to receive a rebate under the MOR-EV Used program. To qualify for a MOR-EV Used rebate in a lease buyout, the applicant must meet the eligibility requirements for MOR-EV Used AND the vehicle must:

  • Complete the original minimum lease period of at least 36 months
  • Meet the vehicle eligibility requirements for MOR-EV Used

How do I get my rebate?

Eligible applicants may apply for the following rebates within 90 days of purchase or lease:

  • MOR-EV Standard
  • MOR-EV Used
  • MOR-EV+
  • MOR-EV Trade-In
  • MOR-EV Trucks

Eligible applicants may claim the following rebate through a participating dealer at the point of sale or lease:

  • MOR-EV Standard
  • MOR-EV Used (prequalification voucher required)
  • MOR-EV+ (prequalification voucher required)

For information on the MOR-EV Trucks – Class 3-8 rebates, please review Voucher Application and Rebate Claim Process.

My post-purchase application has been approved. When will I receive my rebate check?

Rebate checks are mailed within 90 days of application approval. You will be notified via email once your check has been mailed. Delays beyond the normal processing times may occur.

Who can I contact if I have a question?

Please contact the program administrator, Center for Sustainable Energy, at 866-900-4223 or mor-ev@energycenter.org for all program inquiries. For MOR-EV Trucks – Class 3-8, please email mor-evtrucks@energycenter.org.

Program staff is available from 9am-5pm EST to answer your questions, with 24-hour voicemail access. Program staff will return all voicemails left prior to 11am EST on the same business day. All voicemails will be returned by the next business day.

Our business has purchased or leased an eligible vehicle. How do we apply?

Commercial and nonprofit fleets, which include company-owned vehicles, companies with vans, rental car companies, and companies that provide vehicles to employees instead of paying mileage, will be eligible to receive rebates for the following programs:

MOR-EV Standard

Dealer Point-of-Sale

Select an eligible vehicle, find a participating dealer and receive the $3,500 rebate when you purchase or lease your new vehicle. Provide the dealer with a copy of your current Massachusetts business license or articles of incorporation, sign the Applicant Terms & Conditions and the Rebate Transfer Acknowledgement Form, and your dealer will take care of the rest.

Post Purchase

After purchasing or leasing and taking possession of an eligible vehicle, please create an account at www.apply.mor-ev.org to submit an application and upload supporting documentation. You must submit an application and upload supporting documents within 90 days of your vehicle purchase or lease. MOR-EV staff will contact you via email with status updates or requests for additional information. Additionally, you can log-in to your account to view your application status or submit additional supporting documentation as required. If you purchased or leased an eligible vehicle prior to August 9, 2023, acquired said vehicle out of state, or get a vehicle from a non-participating dealer, you may only apply for your rebate through a post-purchase application.

MOR-EV Trucks

Post Purchase

Apply within 90 days of purchasing or leasing an eligible new vehicle. To begin the application process, submit copies of the required supporting documents to the MOR-EV Trucks email. MOR-EV staff will contact you via email with status updates or requests for additional information. You can review the full MOR-EV Trucks application process here.

I submitted my prequalification application recently, but I haven't received approval yet. I plan to purchase or lease my vehicle soon. Does my application have to be approved prior to purchasing or leasing the vehicle?

It depends on whether you wish to receive the rebate(s) at the time of purchase or lease. If you wish to qualify for the additional MOR-EV+ rebate adder or intend to purchase a used vehicle and have the MOR-EV Used rebate applied by the dealer at the point-of-sale, your prequalification application for one or both of these rebate offerings must be approved before purchasing or leasing the vehicle. Opting to purchase or lease your vehicle before your prequalification application is approved means foregoing the option to receive the rebate(s) at the dealership. In this case, you would need to apply for the rebate(s) after completing the purchase or lease.

What is included in the Total MSRP?

The Total MSRP includes all costs associated with a vehicle as recommended by the manufacturer. It encompasses the base price of the vehicle, additional features and packages (including but not limited to battery upgrades, autonomous upgrades, wheel and tire packages, paint options, audio and infotainment system) and destination charges as suggested by the manufacturer and listed on the vehicle's Monroney label or window sticker. The Total MSRP does not include any OEM or dealership discounts or markups, applicable taxes, registration fees, documentation fees or additional maintenance or repair packages purchased from the dealership or showroom.

I don’t have a prequalification application. What kind of rebate can I get at the dealership?

If you don't have an approved prequalification application at the time of your vehicle purchase or lease, the dealership can offer you the MOR-EV Standard rebate on a new vehicle. However, to qualify for the additional MOR-EV+ rebate and/or the MOR-EV Used rebate at the dealership, you must first obtain an approved prequalification application. Without prequalification, the dealership won't be able to provide you a rebate on the day of purchase or lease. In this case, you will need to apply for the rebate after your purchase/lease.

What are the MOR-EV Guidelines and how can I access them?

The MOR-EV Guidelines are designed to complement the MOR-EV regulations (225 CMR 26.00), offering clarification and guidance on implementing the MOR-EV program for both participating dealers and applicants. For details about program guidelines, review and download copies of the MOR-EV Guidelines for applicants and the MOR-EV Guidelines for participating dealerships

I received the MOR-EV Standard rebate on my new vehicle from the dealer, but I think I might also qualify for the MOR-EV+ additional rebate. Can I apply myself to get the additional rebate post purchase?

Unfortunately, no. If you have already received the MOR-EV Standard rebate at the point of sale through a participating dealership, you cannot apply for the additional MOR-EV+ rebate afterward. To qualify for the MOR-EV+ rebate, you must either have an approved prequalification application before purchasing the vehicle and present it to the dealer at the time of purchase/lease, OR you will need to forgo the option to receive a rebate at the dealer and instead apply for the MOR-EV+ rebate alongside your MOR-EV Standard or MOR-EV Used rebate after completing the purchase or lease.

Dealer Questions

How do I sign up to become a participating dealership?

Licensed Massachusetts auto dealers can apply to be a participating dealership anytime. Before starting the MOR-EV dealership enrollment process, please review the step-by-step instructions on the Dealer Overview page.

Which forms do I need to submit to receive reimbursement for a rebate?

To apply for dealer reimbursement, you will need to collect, complete and submit the following information for each applicant:

  • Applicant Terms & Conditions
  • Rebate Transfer Acknowledgement Form
  • Proof of Massachusetts residency via a current Massachusetts driver’s license. For other forms of accepted documentation, please see the MOR-EV Guidelines for Participating Dealerships.
  • A copy of the purchase or lease agreement that clearly indicates that the applicable MOR-EV rebate(s) was applied at the time of purchase or lease
  • Proof of temporary or permanent Massachusetts vehicle registration

How will I get paid?

Participating dealers will be paid via ACH to expedite the reimbursement process. Once an application is approved, payment is sent to the dealership within 30 days. Unexpected processing delays may occur.

Which rebates require an approved prequalification voucher from the customer?

The MOR-EV Used rebate and the MOR-EV+ rebate adder both require customers to prequalify through an online application to verify if they meet the eligibility requirements. Once a customer receives preapproval, they can present their approved prequalification voucher email at a participating dealership to receive the MOR-EV Used rebate and/or the MOR-EV+ rebate adder. Dealers can confirm the validity of the prequalification through their dealership account within the application portal.

If a customer cannot provide a valid prequalification voucher ID number (included in the prequalification approval email), they cannot receive the MOR-EV Used rebate and/or MOR-EV+ rebate at the point of sale.

Where can I find blank forms required for the applications?

Links to the Applicant Terms & Conditions, Rebate Transfer Acknowledgement Form, and Used Vehicle Attestation form (MOR-EV Used rebate only) can all be found on the Dealer Enrollment page.

A customer is prequalified for the MOR-EV Used rebate, but the used vehicle they want to purchase is not on the eligible vehicles list. Can the dealer still give them the MOR-EV Used rebate at the time of purchase?

Generally, yes. If the used vehicle meets the following criteria:

  • Final purchase price or gross capitalized cost is $40,000 or less minus registration fees, documentation fees, and sales and use taxes;
  • Model year is at least 2 years prior to the current calendar year;
  • Qualifies as a zero-emission vehicle per 225 CMR 26.00;

Then the dealer can issue the rebate at the point of sale. However, the dealer will need to contact the MOR-EV program administrator to have the vehicle added to the eligible list.

Application Process & Eligibility

How does the MOR-EV application process work?

MOR-EV Standard

Dealer Point-of-Sale

Select an eligible vehicle, find a participating dealer and receive the $3,500 rebate when you purchase or lease your new vehicle. Provide the dealer with a copy of your current Massachusetts driver’s license, sign the Applicant Terms & Conditions and the Rebate Transfer Acknowledgement Form, and your dealer will take care of the rest.

Post Purchase

After purchasing or leasing and taking possession of an eligible vehicle, please create an account at www.apply.mor-ev.org to submit an application and upload supporting documentation. You must submit an application and upload supporting documents within 90 days of your vehicle purchase or lease. MOR-EV staff will contact you via email with status updates or requests for additional information. Additionally, you can log-in to your account to view your application status or submit additional supporting documentation as required.

If you purchased or leased an eligible vehicle prior to August 9, 2023, acquired said vehicle out of state, or get a vehicle from a non-participating dealer, you may only apply for your rebate through a post-purchase application.

MOR-EV Used

Dealer Point-of-Sale

Income-qualifying applicants can apply for a voucher and become prequalified for a MOR-EV Used vehicle rebate. Simply bring the approved voucher to a participating dealership, select an eligible used vehicle and receive the MOR-EV Used rebate when you purchase or lease.

Post Purchase

Income-qualifying applicants may apply online within 90 days of purchasing an eligible used vehicle. Create an account at www.apply.mor-ev.org to submit an application and upload supporting documentation. You must submit an application and upload supporting documents within 90 days of your vehicle purchase. MOR-EV staff will contact you via email with status updates or requests for additional information. Additionally, you can log-in to your account to view your application status or submit additional supporting documentation as required.

MOR-EV+

Income-qualifying applicants can apply for a voucher and become prequalified for a MOR-EV+ rebate adder. Simply bring the approved voucher to a participating dealership, select an eligible new or used vehicle, and receive the MOR-EV+ rebate adder on top of the MOR-EV Standard or MOR-EV Used rebate when you purchase or lease.

Post Purchase

Income qualifying applicants may apply for MOR-EV+ online as part of their application for a MOR-EV Standard, MOR-EV Used or MOR-EV Trucks rebate. 

MOR-EV Trade-In

Post Purchase

Apply for the MOR-EV Trade-In rebate alongside your online application for a MOR-EV Standard, MOR-EV Used or MOR-EV+ application or apply online after having received a MOR-EV rebate at the point-of-sale through a participating dealership.

Please review the MOR-EV Trade-In Eligibility & Requirements for details

MOR-EV Trucks

Pick-Ups & Class 2b Post Purchase

Apply within 90 days of purchasing or leasing an eligible new vehicle. To begin the application process, submit copies of the required supporting documents to the MOR-EV Trucks email. MOR-EV staff will contact you via email with status updates or requests for additional information. You can review the full MOR-EV Trucks application process here.

Class 3-8 Voucher Process

Rebate voucher applications must be submitted prior to purchasing or leasing an eligible vehicle. To begin the application process, please submit copies of the required supporting documents to the MOR-EV Trucks email. MOR-EV staff will contact you via email with status updates or requests for additional information. You can review the full MOR-EV Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty application process here.

Can I mail in my MOR-EV supporting documentation?

Yes, although we strongly recommend submitting your documentation through the secure online portal. Please contact MOR-EV staff at 866-900-4223 or mor-ev@energycenter.org for the mailing address. You can expect an email notification once your application materials are received.

Where can I look at sample supporting documents?

Review supporting documents. Please note that documents must be submitted in PDF, JPG, or PNG format.

When and how do I reserve my Trucks Class 3-8 rebate?

MOR-EV rebates for eligible vehicles over 10,000 pounds GVWR must be reserved through a MOR-EV voucher application that is submitted and approved prior to the delivery of the vehicle. Rebate funds are reserved at the time of a voucher application submission for the duration of time enumerated on the issued voucher. Review the Trucks application process. All funds are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

How can I apply if I don't have computer access?

We can assist you through the application process if you don't have access to a computer. Please call us at 866-900-4223 to begin the process.

How will I know if I get the rebate or not?

If funds are available when a final application and supporting documents are submitted, the rebate amount will be reserved. If all the requirements are met, the applicant will receive the rebate. A notification email will be sent when the application is approved. For more details on the application requirements, see the following MOR-EV applicant requirements.

What are the applicant requirements?

MOR-EV Standard

Eligible applicants must meet requirements that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be a Massachusetts resident, private business or non-profit organization located and licensed to operate in Massachusetts. Governments, public fleets, and other entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 36 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase or lease date, including maintaining vehicle registration for 36 consecutive months with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Lease terms of at least 36 months are required for program eligibility.

MOR-EV Used

  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • • Participate in one of the following approved income-qualifying programs:
    • Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)
    • Prescription Drug Assistance
    • Child Care Financial Assistance (CCFA)
    • Mass Save Income Eligible Programs
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
    • Massachusetts Health Connector
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • State Supplement Program
    • Mass Health
    • Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
    • Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP)
    • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
    • Section A8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)
    • Women, Infants, and Children Program Nutrition Program (WIC)
    • Veterans Programs (Chapter 115 Benefits)
    • Veterans Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Surviving Parent
    • Veterans Affairs Non-Service Connected Pension (VANSCP)

or

  • Have a modified adjusted gross income (AGI) not to exceed:
    • $150,000 for married filing jointly or a surviving spouse
    • $112,500 for heads of households
    • $75,000 for all other filers
  • Retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 36 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase date, including maintaining vehicle registration for 36 consecutive months with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles.

MOR-EV+

  • Be a Massachusetts resident
  • • Participate in one of the following approved income-qualifying programs:
    • Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)
    • Prescription Drug Assistance
    • Child Care Financial Assistance (CCFA)
    • Mass Save Income Eligible Programs
    • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP)
    • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance PROGRAM (LIHEAP)
    • Massachusetts Health Connector
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • State Supplement Program
    • Mass Health
    • Massachusetts Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC)
    • Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP)
    • Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)
    • Section A8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)
    • Women, Infants, and Children Program Nutrition Program (WIC)
    • Veterans Programs (Chapter 115 Benefits)
    • Veterans Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) Surviving Parent
    • Veterans Affairs Non-Service Connected Pension (VANSCP)
  • Retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 36 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase or lease date, including maintaining vehicle registration for 36 consecutive months with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

MOR-EV Trade-In

Massachusetts residents may qualify for the MOR-EV Trade-In rebate when purchasing or leasing an eligible EV and trading-in a qualifying internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) at the same time. Please review the MOR-EV Trade-In Eligibility & Requirements for further details.

MOR-EV Trucks – Pick-ups & Class 2b

  • Be one of the following:
    • Massachusetts resident
    • Private business licensed to do business in Massachusetts
    • Non-profit organization licensed to operate in Massachusetts
    • Educational institution, such as a school, college and university
    • Local, Municipal and State government or department
  • Retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 36 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase or lease date, including maintaining vehicle registration for 36 consecutive months with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Lease terms of at least 36 months are required for program eligibility.

MOR-EV Trucks – Class 3-8

  • Be one of the following:
    • Massachusetts resident
    • Private business licensed to do business in Massachusetts
    • Non-profit organization licensed to operate in Massachusetts
    • Educational institution, such as a school, college and university
    • Local, Municipal and State government or department
  • Retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 48 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase or lease date, including maintaining vehicle registration for 48 consecutive months with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles. Lease terms of at least 48 months are required for program eligibility.

How do I get a vehicle added to the eligible vehicles list?

MOR-EV Standard

The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) must reach out to MOR-EV for eligibility consideration.

For OEMs and Dealerships

To have a vehicle added to the MOR-EV eligible vehicle list it must:

  • Have a Total MSRP of $55,000 or less
  • Be California approved/certified (For details, review the MOR-EV Guideline)

For both newly eligible vehicles and new model years, request information from mor-ev@energcenter.org with the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) decipherment and a marketing photo of the vehicle. Please note for some newly eligible vehicle models, the California certification may also be required.

MOR-EV Used

The Program Administrator determines vehicle eligibility based on the program requirements. If you believe a vehicle should qualify for the program, please contact mor-ev@energcenter.org

MOR-EV Trucks

The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) must reach out to MOR-EV for eligibility consideration.

OEMs and dealerships

To have a vehicle added to the MOR-EV Trucks – Pick-up & Class 2b eligible vehicle list it must:

  • Be new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric pick-up truck with a GVWR between 6,001 and 10,000 pounds
  • Be new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric vehicles of any body type with a GVWR between 8,501-10,000 pounds
  • Have a Total MSRP of $80,000 or less

To have a vehicle added to the MOR-EV Trucks – Class 3-8 eligible vehicle list it must:

  • Be new on-road battery electric or fuel-cell electric vehicles with a GVWR above 10,000 pounds
  • Have Total MSRP of $2,000,000 or less

Why don't I see my vehicle on the eligibility list?

Vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) must meet a number of program requirements for MOR-EV program eligibility. Generally, a vehicle is not eligible to participate in the MOR-EV for one of these reasons:

  • It does not meet the ZEV definition. Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles no longer qualify for the program as of July 1, 2023.
  • It does not meet the approved California Air Resources Board certification requirements.
  • It does not meet the purchase price requirements of MOR-EV Standard, MOR-EV Used, MOR-EV Trucks or MOR-EV Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty

Can I purchase the vehicle out of state?

Yes, vehicles purchased or leased outside of Massachusetts are eligible to receive a rebate post purchase if they are registered in the Commonwealth within 90 days of purchase or lease.

Is there a deadline to apply?

Applicants seeking a rebate after purchase or lease must apply within 90 days of the eligible vehicle lease or purchase date to be eligible for a rebate. 

Can I appeal the denial of my rebate application?

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) considers appeals to the denial of a rebate application on a case-by-case basis. To request DOER consider an appeal, a dealer or consumer must contact the MOR-EV@energycenter.org within 90 calendar days of the date of application denial. The appeal must include all facts that form the basis for the appeal. Any appeals submitted more than 90 days following application denial will not be eligible for review and consideration.

Failure of a dealer to advise a consumer of the MOR-EV program or the provision of false or incorrect information from a dealer to a consumer is not appealable to MOR-EV.

Appeals for vehicle purchases or leases that exceed the maximum price cap will be denied. If the only basis for the appeal is that the Applicant disagrees with the program rules and requirements as set forth in the MOR-EV Guideline, the appeal will be denied.

In instances where the initial 90-day application window was missed, appeals may be considered no more than six (6) months following the purchase or lease date of the eligible vehicle.

How do I apply for a MOR-EV Trade-In rebate retroactively?

Applicants who have already received a MOR-EV Rebate post purchase or at the point of sale through a participating dealership and want to apply for the MOR-EV Trade-In rebate retroactively, must follow the steps below: 

Applicants who have applied for a MOR-EV Standard, Used or MOR-EV+ rebate post purchase: 

  1. The applicant must wait until their original application has been paid before applying for a Trade-In rebate. 
  2. Once the applicant has received an email notification that their rebate check has been mailed or the application status in their dashboard has switched to “Paid”, the applicant must contact the Program Administrator via phone or email to request their original application to be opened again to add the Trade-In rebate. 
  3. After the application has been re-opened, the applicant must log into their existing online account and upload the required documents for the Trade-In rebate and submit the application. 

Applicants who prequalified and have received a MOR-EV Used or MOR-EV+ rebate at the point of sale: 

  1. The applicants must wait until the original application submitted by their dealership has been paid before applying for a Trade-In rebate. 
  2. Once the dealer has been paid, an email notification will be sent to the applicant inviting them to participate in the MOR-EV program survey. At this point, the applicant must contact the Program Administrator via phone or email to request their original prequalification application to be opened again to add the Trade-In rebate. 
  3. After the application has been re-opened, the applicant must log into their existing online account and upload the required documents for the Trade-In rebate and submit the application. 

Applicants who have received a MOR-EV Standard rebate at the point of sale: 

  1. The applicant must wait until the original application submitted by their dealership has been paid before applying for a Trade-In rebate. 
  2. Once the dealer has been paid, an email notification will be sent to the applicant inviting them to participate in the MOR-EV program survey. At this point, the applicant must contact the Program Administrator via phone or email to request a Trade-In application. 
  3. After the application has been opened, the applicant must create an online account via https://apply.mor-ev.org using the same email address and driver’s license number that was given to the dealership for the point-of-sale application. The applicant must then log into their new online account and upload the required documents for the Trade-In rebate and submit the application. 

Please note: If the eligible vehicle transaction occurred between August 8, 2023, and December 6, 2023, applicants have 90 days from the MOR-EV Trade-In launch date to apply, or until March 5, 2024. After this initial 90-day period has elapsed, rebates must be claimed within 90 calendar days after the purchase or lease date.

I purchased an electric pickup truck on or after August 8, 2023. Which rebate am I eligible for?

The MOR-EV program regulations 225 CMR 26.00, which expanded the eligibility of the $7,500 MOR-EV Trucks rebate to all electric pick-up trucks with a GVWR between 6,000 and 10,000 pounds, went into effect on August 8, 2023. Therefore, any electric pick-up truck with a GVWR between 6,000 and 10,000 pounds as well as other vehicles with a GVWR between 8,501 – 10,000 pounds and a purchase or lease date on or after August 8, 2023 qualifies for a $7,500 rebate. In addition, income-qualifying individuals may also receive the MOR-EV+ rebate in addition to their MOR-EV Trucks rebate.

How much funding is available for the MOR-EV Trade-In rebate program?

The Department of Energy Resources has statutory authority to set an annual budget for MOR-EV Trade-In rebates based on a percentage of the projected fiscal year spending. Between the program launch on December 6, 2023, and June 30, 2024, the total available funding for this rebate program is $300,459. MOR-EV Trade-In rebates are available on a first come, first served basis.

Which vehicles qualify for the MOR-EV Trade-In rebate?

To be considered a qualifying trade-in vehicle and receive an additional rebate of $1,000, vehicles must: 

  • have been traded-in on or after August 8, 2023 for the purchase or lease of a MOR-EV rebate eligible vehicle.
  • have been up to date on inspections preceding the trade-in, demonstrated by providing a vehicle inspection report from Massachusetts Vehicle Check.
  • have an internal combustion engine (typically fueled by gasoline or diesel), not including hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
  • be at least 12 years old based on the model year at the time of trade-in.
  • have market value, demonstrated by its trade-in value subtracted on the purchase or lease agreement.
  • have a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 8,500 pounds or less.
  • be traded-in at a licensed Massachusetts dealership at the time of purchase or lease of a new or used eligible vehicle.
  • have been registered in Massachusetts to the applicant or the applicant’s immediate family for at least 2 years prior to the trade-in date.

Additional Electric Vehicle Incentives and Resources

Are there any federal tax incentives for electric vehicles?

New Electric Vehicles

All-electric, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles purchased new in 2023 or after may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500.

The availability of the credit will depend on several factors, including the vehicle's MSRP, its final assembly location, battery component and/or critical minerals sourcing, and your modified adjusted gross income (AGI).

Used Clean Vehicle Credit 

Beginning January 1, 2023, if you buy a qualified used electric vehicle (EV) or fuel cell vehicle (FCV) from a licensed dealer for $25,000 or less, you may be eligible for a used clean vehicle tax credit (also referred to as a previously owned clean vehicle credit). The credit equals 30% of the sale price up to a maximum credit of $4,000.

Commercial Clean Vehicle Credit

Businesses and tax-exempt organizations that buy a qualified commercial clean vehicle may qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit of up to $40,000 under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 45W. The credit equals the lesser of:

  • 15% of your basis in the vehicle (30% if the vehicle is not powered by gas or diesel)
  • The incremental cost of the vehicle

The maximum credit is $7,500 for qualified vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWRs) of under 14,000 pounds and $40,000 for all other vehicles.

What is an EV license plate?

The EV license plate clearly identifies your vehicle as electric to first responders. In case of any emergency, first responders will be able to quickly identify your electric vehicle and assess the situation appropriately.

How can I find out more about workplace charging?

You can make workplace charging a reality at your workplace! The U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Coalition Workplace Charging Toolkit gives you all of the tools necessary to start the conversation about installing charging at your workplace. Use the site’s provided workplace charging best practices, outreach template, webinars and technical assistance to aid you in the successful implementation of workplace charging at your site.

Employers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are also eligible to receive incentives for installing workplace charging. Massachusetts Electric Vehicle Incentive Program (MassEVIP): Workplace Charging offers incentives of up to 60% of the costs associated with the installation of Level 1 and 2 charging stations.

How can I find out more about at home charging?

Your utility provider may offer rebates and special rates to incentivize at-home charging. To learn more about residential EV charging programs and find EV resources offered by your utility provider, visit: