Vermont Clean Transportation Incentive Programs


CSE is the administrator of a suite of clean transportation incentive programs for the state of Vermont that provides residents more affordable transportation options and helps reduce 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 local utility programs for even greater cost savings. The programs are:

Incentives for New PEVs – Offers $1,500 to $4,000 for purchasing or leasing eligible hybrid or all-battery plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). The higher amounts require low-income eligibility.

Replace Your Ride – Incentives of $3,000 for income-eligible residents who retire an at least 10-year-old vehicle and switch to a new or used PEV.

Incentive Program for eBikes – Rebates of $250-$400 for electric bicycles (e-bikes) for income-qualified purchasers – 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

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.