Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) Terms and Conditions

Please read and accept the terms and conditions before continuing with the application process.

Rebate Process for Tesla Model S 100 kWh

Rebates are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and issued to qualified recipients in a single payment within 75 days of application approval. Delays beyond normal processing times may occur. To apply for a rebate:

  1. Submit an online application. The Project Administrator (Center for Sustainable Energy) will reserve funds for your rebate.
  2. Email required supporting documentation within 14 calendar days from the date you submitted the online application. If you do not have email access, mail can be accepted. Please reference the MOR-EV mailing procedures. Required supporting documentation includes the following:
    1. A printed copy of the submitted application signed by the vehicle purchaser, lessee or authorized representative;
    2. A copy of the Massachusetts registration certificate for the vehicle;
    3. A copy of the final sales or lease contract with an itemization of credits, discounts and incentives received, if applicable;
    4. A copy of a Massachusetts driver’s license or other valid form of Massachusetts residency as approved by the Administrator.

Important: If you do not submit your required supporting documentation within 14 calendar days, the Administrator will release the reserved rebate funds back to the MOR-EV, and you will have to submit a new application. Rebate checks must be cashed within three months of the postmark date the check was mailed. Checks not cashed within this timeframe will be cancelled, and the rebate amount will be returned to the MOR-EV fund.

Applicant and Vehicle Requirements
As a condition for receiving Massachusetts rebate funds, you (the applicant/purchaser/lessee) must comply with the requirements below. You are responsible for reviewing the MOR-EV program requirements prior to applying for a rebate. Eligible applicants must meet requirements that include the following:

  1. Be a private individual that is a resident of Massachusetts. Proof of Massachusetts residency will be required to complete a MOR-EV application. Businesses, fleets and other entities are not eligible to apply.
    1. Eligible vehicles may be purchased out-of-state, but consumers must be Massachusetts residents at the time of vehicle purchase or lease. Active duty military members stationed in Massachusetts with a temporary Massachusetts residential address, but with permanent residency in another state are eligible to apply and may use military orders in lieu of other proof of residence documentation.
  2. Be a purchaser or lessee of a new, eligible Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) or Zero-Emission Motorcycle (ZEM) and submit a MOR-EV application a) within 3 months of the vehicle purchase or lease date, b) after taking possession of the vehicle, and c) prior to exhaustion of available rebate funds. Vehicle purchase or lease date must be on or after start of program on June 18, 2014.
  3. Not make or allow any modifications to the vehicle’s emissions control systems, hardware, software calibrations, or hybrid system.
  4. Commit that any emission reductions generated by the purchased vehicle will not be used as marketable emission reduction credits, to offset any emission reduction obligation of any person, or to generate a compliance extension or extra credit for determining regulatory compliance.
  5. Retain ownership of the vehicle for a minimum of 36 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase or lease date.
    1. Lease terms of at least 36 months are required for program eligibility.
    2. Resale of a MOR-EV vehicle for financial gain within 36 months is prohibited.
  6. Register the new vehicle with the RMV for a minimum of 36 consecutive months for use in Massachusetts.
  7. DOER reserves the right to request voluntary participation from rebate recipients in ongoing research efforts that support the MOR-EV and DOER goals.

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Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition

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