Vermont Clean Transportation Incentive Programs


CSE administers several incentive programs for Vermont that provide residents and businesses cleaner and more affordable transportation options designed to help reduce state greenhouse gas emissions.

Incentive offerings vary based on the program, type of vehicle and income-qualifying requirements. Most incentives can be combined with other state clean vehicle programs and stacked with federal and local utility programs for even greater cost savings. The programs are:

  • Incentives for New Electric Vehicles: Offers $1,500-$3,000 for plug-in hybrid vehicles and $2,500-$5,000 for all-electric vehicles.
  • Replace Your Ride: Incentives of $2,500 and $5,000 for residents who scrap an at least 10-year-old vehicle and switch to a new or used EV or receive a prepaid clean mobility debit card.
  • Incentive Program for eBikes: Rebates of $400 to $800 for electric bicycles for residents – the nation’s first statewide electric bike incentive program.

CSE helped design and develop the programs and is responsible for their operations.

"We look forward to working with CSE to expand our program offerings and ensure options are available for all Vermonters," – Michele Boomhower, Division Director, Agency of Transportation, Policy, Planning & Intermodal Development

Vermont EV Initiatives

Vermont Clean Transportation Incentive Programs Impacts

New EVs

1,679 incentives totaling $5.6 million


Replace Your Ride

172 Incentives totaling $732,000


415 Incentives totaling $162,018

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Reduce carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions from personal transportation and provide a healthier environment for Vermonters

CSE's Role

Program design 

Incentive management 

Customer support 

Dealer education 

Create online platforms and data dashboards 

Recordkeeping and reporting


Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Key Partners

Vermont Transportation Agency

Drive Electric Vermont

VEIC (Vermont Energy Investment Corporation)

State Policies Supported

Vermont Climate Action Plan 

State of Vermont’s Comprehensive Energy Plan 

Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act

Impact Statement

Vermont’s clean transportation incentive programs are designed to increase the state’s energy independence and contribute to healthier air and lower carbon and greenhouse gas emissions.