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 states’ 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.
View the MOR-EV cost-effectiveness study here.