Skip to Main Content

Electric Vehicle Buyers Guide

What you need to know before you purchase

Understanding the basics and supporting infrastructure can help you make an informed purchase

EVs, HEVs and PHEVs

All-electric vehicles (EVs), also referred to as battery electric vehicles, use a battery pack to store the electrical energy that powers the motor. EV batteries are charged by plugging the vehicle into an electric power source. Today's hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) are powered by an internal combustion engine in combination with one or more electric motors that use energy stored in batteries. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid electric vehicle whose battery pack can be recharged by connecting to an external power source, in addition to internally by its on-board internal combustion engine.


EV Rebates & Incentives

The following offerings are not affiliated with Unitil and are shared for informational purposes only. It is always prudent to consult your tax, legal, and/or accounting advisors before engaging in any transaction.

Federal Offers

Massachusetts Offers




Other Helpful Resources

There are many available resources dedicated to advancing smart transportation.

There are more than 65 EV models available today.

By 2024, nearly 140 models are expected.