The Baker administration plans to pull the plug this fall on a rebate program designed to spur electric vehicle sales in Massachusetts, drawing jeers from clean energy advocates.
With funding for the program running out, officials announced at a Zero Emission Vehicle Commission meeting Monday that the MOR-EV program will be extended for the last time to cover electric vehicle purchases made through Sept. 30, 2019.
Battery electric vehicles are much more affordable than many might assume. New 2019 model year battery-electric vehicles are available in electric vehicle target states from coast to coast for under $20K including incentives and the federal tax deduction. These include highly-rated models like the Chevy Bolt, Nissan Leaf, and Hyundai Ioniq. All of these three models cost consumers about half of what the least expensive Tesla Model 3 offered in Mass. costs owners.