Maine Laws and Incentives for HEVs / PHEVs
The list below contains summaries of all Maine laws and incentives related to HEVs / PHEVs.
Commercial Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Grant Program - Central Maine Power
Central Maine Power (CMP) offers grants of up to $15,000 for the purchase or lease of an eligible PEV. A portion of the grant may be used to purchase and install qualified Level 2 or DC fast charge electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). To be eligible, applicants must be organizations located or operating within CMP???s service territory, agree to work with CMP promoting their participation, and collect and share data about how the vehicle and EVSE are used. For more information, see the CMP Electric Vehicle Grant Program website.
Laws and Regulations
State Plan to Reduce Petroleum Consumption
The Maine Office of Energy Independence and Security (Office), in consultation with the Efficiency Maine Trust, must develop a plan to reduce fossil fuels, with a primary focus on reducing oil consumption, in all sectors of the economy with the overall goal of reducing fossil fuel and oil consumption in the state by at least 20% and 50%, based on 2012 levels, by 2020 and 2050, respectively. The plan must prioritize the use of alternative energy sources for heating and transportation. The Office must include an update on the progress towards meeting these goals in the state's biennial comprehensive energy plan.(Reference House Bill 0651, 2013, and Maine Revised Statutes Title 2, Section 9)
Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Infrastructure Development
Maine has adopted a policy to promote the development, implementation, availability, and use of smart grid technology. The policy includes the goal of integrating advanced electric storage and peak-reduction technologies, such as PEVs, into the electric system. (Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 35-A, Section 3143)