COVID-19 Update

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has instated a work from home policy for all employees due to increasing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19. Operations for the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) will continue but delays to check processing and mailing may occur until our office re-opens. If you have mailed in supporting documents for your application, the postmark will be honored as the submission date, but we will review these documents upon re-opening of the CSE office. You may experience delays in processing.

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 Honda Clarity PHEV

Rebates are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and issued to qualified recipients in a single payment within 90 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. 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.
    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) or Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) with an all-electric range of at least 25 miles, with a final purchase price under $50,0001. 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 reestablishment of program on January 1, 2020.
  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 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.
1Final purchase price is defined as the price listed under the “Total Cash Value” or “Agreed Upon Value” or similar field on a Motor Vehicle Purchase Agreement or Motor Vehicle Lease Agreement or similar contract.

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