Rebates and Incentives (Charging)
INCENTIVE UPDATE: Taxpayers once again qualify for a 30% Federal rebate (up to $1,000) on costs associated with the installation of an EV charging station through 12/31/2020. More info: https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-form-891
Save with the “Dollar a Gallon” off-peak EV charging incentive
Sign up for this valuable EV rewards program open to Georgetown residents. Simply set your car to charge between 10 pm and 12 pm (next day) on weekdays and complete the enrollment process. You then earn either a credit of either $5 (for Level 1 charging) or $10 (for Level 2 charging) on your electric bill. Georgetown having some of the lowest electric rates in MA, this could be like paying just one dollar per gallon equivalent of electric driving mileage!*
You are eligible to participate if you:
- Own or lease an EV, either a battery electric vehicle (BEV) that runs exclusively on electricity, or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) that runs on electricity but can also switch to gas/electric hybrid mode
- Have a Georgetown Municipal Light Department residential electric account that you use to charge your EV
To enroll now or get more information, contact us.
*$1 per gallon equivalent is based on an average EV efficiency and average miles driven per month combined with Georgetown’s low electric rate and a $10 bill credit, as compared to an average compact/mid-size gasoline only vehicle. Actual cost per e-gallon equivalent will vary depending on vehicle efficiency and the number of miles driven per month.
Get $300 back with the Level 2 Charging Rebate Program
Georgetown Municipal Light Department is offering EV owners a rebate of $300 to help offset the cost of installing a Wi-Fi capable Level 2 charging unit for higher speed charging of an electric vehicle at your home. Customers will then be eligible to enroll in the “Dollar a Gallon” EV rewards program described above and receive a $10 monthly electric bill credit.
A Wi-Fi capable Level 2 charging system consists of a 240 volt wiring circuit from your house electrical panel to an optional NEMA 14-50 or similar outlet and a home EV charging station (aka EVSE, short for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment) that has built-in WiFi network capability, such as the eMotorwerks Juicebox Pro 40 or Chargepoint Home.
The rebate may be used to pay for a licensed electrician’s services, electrical and/or the charging equipment. The rebate provided will be $300 or the amount of documented, eligible charging system expenditures, whichever is less.
To claim your rebate, contact us after purchasing and installing your Level 2 charging equipment.