Cost-Effectiveness Study for Massachusetts EV Rebate Program (MOR-EV)

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Project Completed February 2022

Massachusetts was one of the first states in the nation to set aggressive economy-wide goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the electricity, thermal, and transportation sectors and enact a suite of policies and practices to reach those goals. However, emissions from the transportation sector remain the state’s foremost challenge in reaching its goal of net zero emissions in 2050. Transportation is the largest source of GHG emissions, and its emissions continue to grow.

This report examines the cost-effectiveness of the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles program (MOR-EV), which provides incentives for the adoption of new battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). With seven years of MOR-EV performance data spanning several program design updates and insights on strategies and performance in other states and countries, ample information is available to inform the future direction of the MOR-EV program. The report identifies key findings and opportunities to improve the design of the MOR-EV program, as well as opportunities to potentially supplement the program with other efforts to accelerate transportation electrification.