NEW EV Rebate Amounts
As of October 11th, 2022, new, higher EV rebates are available for qualified moderate-income customers. In addition, the rebate amounts for any income and low income customers have been changed.
To receive the low- or moderate-income rebate, a customer must have a pre-approval letter from Efficiency Maine at the time of purchase. If the customer does not have a pre-approval letter, they can receive the “any income” rebate of $1,000 for BEVs and $500 for PHEVs. Customers can apply for pre-approval for low- and moderate-income rebates at https://www.efficiencymaine.com/income-based-eligibility-verification/.
For vehicles that have been ordered with a paid deposit but not yet delivered, Efficiency Maine will honor the rebate that was available when the customer ordered the vehicle.
Important: Please recycle old brochures and other point of purchase materials with the old ($2,000/$1,000) rebate amounts. New POP materials will be shipped to dealerships soon.
*To qualify as moderate-income, a customer must have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) below $70,000 for an individual filing as single, head of household or married filing separately, or $100,000 if married filing jointly or individual filing as a qualifying widower. Customers will be asked to submit a Tax Return Transcript so Efficiency Maine can verify AGI.
**To qualify as low-income, a customer must be a member of a household that participates in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or MaineCare.
If a customer has submitted a vehicle order through your dealership before October 11th, 2022, they will still be eligible for the previous rebates of $1,000 for PHEVs and $2,000 for BEVs as long as a rebate hold has been submitted. If a customer is waiting on a car and a rebate hold has not been submitted, we recommend that this is done in order for the customer to receive the rebate they were eligible for at the time of purchase.
For more information about these changes, please visit: https://www.efficiencymaine.com/electric-vehicle-rebates/