An Act To Increase Electric Vehicles in Maine
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §§10124 and 10125 are enacted to read:
§ 10124. Electric Vehicle Fund
(1) Is sold or offered for sale by its original equipment manufacturer or an authorized licensee of the original equipment manufacturer or a licensed automobile dealer;
(2) Is listed by the trust in accordance with subsection 4; and
(3) If the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less, has a manufacturer's suggested retail price of not more than $50,000.
The fund may be used for the program and other uses consistent with the purposes for which the fund is established.
The trust shall establish the rebate amount for each eligible electric vehicle. The trust shall establish rebate amounts that it determines most effectively increase the purchase of eligible electric vehicles. For each model of an eligible electric vehicle, the trust may establish different rebate amounts based on the size of the vehicle battery. The trust may establish different rebate amounts for the purpose of providing reasonable opportunity for participation in the program across different customer groups and geographic areas. The trust may establish reasonable limits on the number of rebates per vehicle or per person.
§ 10125. Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Fund