Monday, March 31, 2014

Massachusetts Plugs into Electric Vehicle Rebates

Proterra battery electric bus (Credit: Proterra) Click to enlarge.
Massachusetts has unveiled two new incentive programs designed to help shift its transition to a clean transportation future into the fast lane.

The two new incentives, unveiled last week by Governor Deval Patrick, will provide point-of-sale rebates for plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) as well as grants to help schools and government entities purchase EVs and charging infrastructure.

Both incentives were announced during the unveiling of an all-electric fleet of 6 buses at the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA).  The Proterra plug-ins were purchased with more than $7 million in federal and state grants, will eliminate nearly 800 tons of carbon dioxide annually and cut fuel costs $3 million over 12 years, and can function as energy storage units through vehicle-to-grid technology.  The electric buses are set to be built at Proterra’s Greenville, SC, manufacturing facility.

By committing to help drivers cut their emissions, the Bay State is accelerating clean transportation funding en route to a goal of 300,000 EVs on the road as part of a multi-state compact targeting 3.3 million EVs in the US by 2025.

Massachusetts Plugs into Electric Vehicle Rebates

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