In the vibrant state of Connecticut, a green revolution is underway as electric vehicles (EVs) take center stage in reshaping transportation. Anchoring this transformation are two pioneering EV charging incentives offered by Eversource and The United Illuminating Company. These incentives are not just about financial support; they’re about fueling a cleaner, more sustainable future. This article takes a closer look at the details of these incentives and examines how they will affect the residents of Connecticut.

NEVI Program Formula Funding 2024

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) is actively soliciting Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Program. In its first phase, Connecticut’s NEVI Plan targets the establishment of a dozen new charging sites across 12 priority zones along Alternative Fuel Corridors. Each site is envisioned to feature a minimum of four electric vehicle (EV) Direct Current Fast Charger (DCFC) ports. With approximately $15 million in federal funding allocated for this initial round, covering up to 80% of eligible reimbursement costs, CTDOT aims to enhance the state’s EV charging infrastructure. The move aligns with Connecticut’s broader strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by ensuring reliable and accessible EV chargers. Interested parties, having submitted a Letter of Intent (LOI) in 2023, can submit RFPs until March 13, 2024. CTDOT is overseeing the allocation of nearly $52 million in federal NEVI program funding, contributing to the state’s commitment to sustainable and resilient transportation. For additional details and to access the RFP, visit the Connecticut NEVI Program’s official website:

Eversource Connecticut’s EV charging rebates

Eversource Connecticut aims to empower EV adoption across the state through its comprehensive EV charging rebate program. This initiative is designed to cater to projects of all sizes, offering rebates that can reach an impressive $250,000 for select projects. The best part? Eversource is all about inclusivity, making sure that a wide range of sites are eligible to benefit. Whether it’s a workplace, multi-family housing, fleet, parking lot, government site, or even a new construction project, Eversource is committed to supporting a wide array of charging infrastructure implementations.

As Connecticut paves the way for cleaner transportation, this incentive acknowledges the importance of public spaces, workplaces, and residential areas in promoting electric mobility. Oh, and don’t worry about a ticking clock – the absence of a fixed deadline is a clear sign that Eversource is here for the long run, committed to nurturing a sustainable transportation landscape that benefits everyone.

Facilitating charging infrastructure with United Illuminating’s make-ready program

The United Illuminating Company of Connecticut is vital in expanding the EV charging infrastructure through its innovative Make-Ready Program. This program focuses on removing barriers by offering businesses substantial reimbursements for the electrical improvements required to support EV charging stations. The program provides up to 100% reimbursement for these necessary electrical enhancements.

But the United Illuminating Company’s support doesn’t stop there. They also offer up to 50% reimbursement for installed electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). This dual-tiered approach ensures that businesses have the financial backing needed to not only make their spaces EV-friendly but also install the necessary charging equipment.

With a range of eligible sites including multi-unit housing, public destinations, workplaces, and DC fast charging (DCFC) sites, the Make-Ready Program spans residential and commercial sectors, paving the way for a more electrified Connecticut.

Connecticut’s sustainable drive ahead

Connecticut’s commitment to a cleaner future is evident through the strategic incentives offered by Eversource and The United Illuminating Company. These incentives don’t just provide financial support; they empower individuals, businesses, and communities to actively participate in reducing emissions and embracing electric mobility.

As EVs become an integral part of the transportation landscape, these incentives are a testament to Connecticut’s determination to lead the charge toward a greener future. By supporting diverse projects and making EV charging infrastructure accessible, the state is not just driving change but also nurturing a more sustainable and resilient tomorrow. Through these initiatives, Connecticut is sending a clear message: the road to a cleaner future is open, accessible, and electric.


Ivelina Kadiri

Policy Compliance Manager

About the author

Ivelina is a trend-seeking policy compliance manager who skillfully navigates complex regulatory landscapes and bridges the gap between sustainable transportation goals and actionable implementation.