DriveEV Rebate Program

Concord's "rEVolutionary" Rebate!

CMLP wants to help you get an electric vehicle that’s right for you. Concord residents can get a rebate of up to $1,000 after the purchase or lease of a new or pre-owned plug-in electric vehicle (EV). Rebates are available for:

  • battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which have a rechargeable battery and rely on electricity as their sole source of fuel.
  • plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEVs), which have a rechargeable battery as well as a gasoline tank that can be used when the battery is empty.

Before you purchase or lease an EV, review the information at these links:


Rebate Amounts:

In the interest of increasing access to EVs for all residents of Concord, CMLP offers larger rebates for households with income at or below 80% or 120% of the median Income for the Boston Metropolitan Area. Eligibility is based on household size and income. Review our Residential Income-Based Rebate Guidelines to see if you qualify.  

Rebate Amount for Purchased or Leased, New or Used Vehicle

Rebate Type

Battery Electric Vehicle
(BEV)
Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
(PHEV)
80% Income-Based Rebate**
For applicants whose income is at or below 80% of the Boston Metropolitan Area median income
$1,000$550
120% Income-Based Rebate**
For applicants whose income is at or below 120% of the Boston Metropolitan Area median income
$850$450
Standard Rebate
For applicants whose income exceeds 120% of the Boston Metropolitan Area median income
$650$350

**To receive an income-based rebate, the residential customer must complete one of the accepted income verification methods listed at the bottom of the Residential Income-Based Rebates page.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Any EV purchased or leased must have a final sale price of under these amounts: $55,000 (new BEVs), $50,000 (new PHEVs), or $25,000 (used BEVs or PHEVs).
    • The final sale price may be listed on your purchase or lease agreement as “Total Cash Price” or “Agreed Upon Value”, or similar. However, language does vary. The final sale price cap refers to the manufacturer's final purchase price and encompasses the full value of the vehicle itself.
      • Costs included
        • Trim level costs such as:
          • Color options (interior & exterior)
          • Wheel upgrades
          • Drive train or battery upgrades 
        • Other packages, such as entertainment system upgrades 
      • Costs not included
        • Destination or delivery charges
        • Sales and use taxes
        • Additional maintenance or repair packages purchased from the dealership or showroom
        • Documentation and registration fees
        • Add-ons related to vehicle maintenance or operation, such as: 
          • Electric vehicle charging packages
          • Floor mats
          • First aid kits
          • Cargo nets
        • Vehicle trade-in value
        • Auto loan finance charges 
  2. Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) plug-in electric light duty, highway capable passenger vehicles are eligible for a rebate. (Fuel cell vehicles, electric bikes, electric motorcycles, electric scooters, neighborhood vehicles or conversion or hobbyist EVs are not eligible.)
  3. Any used EV must be a 2013 or newer model.
  4. All PHEVs must have an all-electric range of at least 25 miles.
  5. EVs must be purchased or leased from a licensed new or used auto dealer or manufacturer. Private sales are not eligible.
  6. Any lease agreement must be 3 years or longer.
  7. Customer must have an active, residential electricity account with CMLP.
  8. Vehicle must be registered to an individual (not a business) and garaged in Concord.
  9. Each CMLP service address is eligible for one rebate every 5 years. The eligibility period re-starts at year 1 for each new account holder at the service address. 

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How to Apply:

Step 1: Before buying or leasing a car, we strongly encourage you to contact our EV Support Service by requesting a consultation here or by calling 833-443-8363 or emailing ev@conconcordma.gov to confirm that the car you're interested in qualifies for the DriveEV rebate. 

You can also request advice from our EV Specialists to ensure that your EV buying journey goes smoothly. For example:

  • If you don’t yet have a vehicle in mind, you can request advice on what cars will meet your needs. 
  • For used electric car purchases, CMLP strongly suggests that you have the EV Specialists help you do a battery health check prior to purchase or lease. 

Step 2: After vehicle is purchased or leased, apply for the rebate by clicking on the "Apply" button below to fill out CMLP’s online rebate application. 

Have electronic copies of the following required documents ready to be uploaded with application:

  1. Executed vehicle purchase or lease agreement.
  2. Vehicle registration. Address on registration must be the service address associated with the applicant’s residential electricity account.
  3. Income Verification: Customers requesting rebate amounts at the 80% or 120% of median income levels must complete one of the income verification methods described in our Residential Income-Based Rebate Guidelines and upload the resulting proof-of-income documentation with the DriveEV rebate application.

CMLP must receive the rebate application within 1 year of the effective date on the vehicle purchase or lease agreement.

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 Step 3: After rebate processing and approval, a bill credit or check is issued for the appropriate amount. 

  • Any rebate of $750 or less is issued as a credit on your electric bill. 
  • Any customer in good standing may choose to receive a rebate over $750 either as a bill credit or a check from the Town. 
  • A rebate check will arrive in 4 – 6 weeks after rebate approval. 
  • If a customer requesting a check has been in arrears frequently in the past two years, CMLP may apply all or part of the rebate as a bill credit rather than as a check.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Who can I contact if I have questions about the DriveEV rebate?
Contact Pamela Cady, CMLP’s Energy Specialist, at pcady@concordma.gov or 978-318-3149.

Are there other federal, state or local incentives available to Concord residents who purchase or lease an EV?
Yes! The vehicle you purchase or lease may also be eligible for:

Here's how the available incentives can add up:


Battery Electric Vehicle (New*)Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Used**)
MSRP$27,495$23,000
Federal tax credit($7,500)($4,000)
MA MOR-EV rebate    ($3,500)***$0
CMLP's DriveEV rebate($1,000)($550)
Total Incentives($12,000)($4,550)
Net purchase cost
$15,495
$18,450

*Used battery electric vehicles are also eligible for federal tax credits and MOR-EV rebates under certain conditions, in addition to CMLP's DriveEV rebate.  
**New plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are also eligible for federal tax credits (but not MOR-EV rebates) under certain conditions, in addition to CMLP's DriveEV rebate. 
***MOR-EV+: An additional rebate of $1,500 is available to income-qualifying Massachusetts residents participating in an approved program. See https://mor-ev.org/faqs under "What is changing in the MOR-EV rebate program?"

Disclaimers: Federal tax credit amounts assume full eligibility by the purchaser and for the vehicle. The Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) tax credit is shown for demonstration purposes only. Actual PHEV tax credit amount is based on battery size, and ranges from $2,500 - $7,500. The CMLP rebates shown are available for households earning up to 80% of the Boston metro area median income. Rebates for households with higher incomes are lower. Request a consultation with a Concord EV Specialist here, email ev@concordma.gov or call 833-443-8363 for more information on purchaser and/or vehicle eligibility for each incentive. EV Specialists can also tell you about available manufacturer and dealer discounts.   

In addition, CMLP’s EV Level 2 rebate helps you pay for a home charging system. The EV Miles Program provides electric bill credits when you charge your car during off-peak hours.

Who can I contact if I have questions about buying, charging or driving an electric vehicle?

Contact our trained EV Specialist Team by requesting a consultation, emailing ev@concordma.gov or calling 833-443-8363  to ask questions about all things EV. You will also find a wealth of information at ConcordDrivesElectric.org.

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