Special Offer for Electric Vehicle (EV) Buyers!

Introducing Smart-E for EV

An electric vehicle (EV) can help you save money on car maintenance and fuel costs. With low interest financing and state and federal incentives still available, it’s never been a better time to purchase an EV!

For a limited time, you can qualify for a 1.99% rate when you purchase a new or used EV using a Smart-E Loan*. Act now and plug-in to savings before this rate drives off! 

Borrower must live, work, worship, or attend school in Windham and New London Counties, and vehicle must be registered with the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles.

Already own an EV? Add solar + storage and save more. Click here to learn how. 


* This program is for purchase only and not refinancing current car loans or lease-end buyout.


Connecticut Green Bank – in partnership with select local lenders and car dealerships – offers low-interest financing to help you go electric with your next car.

Whether you are looking to save on an EV, improve the comfort of your home, lower your energy costs, or increase your home’s value, a Smart-E Loan makes it easy!

A Smart-E loan offers no money down, low-interest financing with flexible terms to help you go green and save green. The process is as easy as child’s play. Here’s how to get started. 

  1. Find a dealer
  2. Select a qualifying EV from list below
  3. Get pre-approved with a participating lender 


Qualifying Electric Vehicles

Audi  A3 eTron
BMW  i3 Rex / i3 / 330 iPerformance / 530 iPerformance
Chevrolet  Bolt / Spark EV / Volt
Chrysler  Pacifica PHEV
FIAT  500e
Ford  Focus Electric / C-Max Energi / Fusion Energi
Honda  Clarity (Fuel Cell or PHEV) / Honda Fit EV / Accord PHEV
Hyundai  Ioniq Electric / Ioniq Plug-In / Sonata Plug-In / Tucson Fuel
Kia  Soul EV / Optima Plug-In / Niro PHEV
Mercedes Benz  B250e / C350e
Mini Cooper  SE Countryman ALL 4
Mitsubishi  i-MiEV / Outlander PHEV
Nissan  LEAF
Smart  ED
Tesla  Model 3
Toyota  Mirai / Prius Prime / Rav 4 EV / Prius Plug in
Volkswagen  e-Golf
Volvo  XC60T8 AWD

May only finance used EVs that are 5 models years old or less. Electric scooters, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), neighborhood or low-speed vehicles do not qualify.


Get pre-approved for this EV offer with Coreplus Credit Union. 

  • Financing is available for new or used EVs (used EVs that are 5 model years old or newer).
  • Maximum term is 72 months (lender participation may vary). 
  • Maximum loan amount is $30,000.
  • This program is for purchase only and not refinancing current car loans or lease-end buyout.
  • Borrower must be a Connecticut resident.
  • Vehicle must be registered with the CT Department of Motor Vehicles.

If you already own an EV, you are now eligible for super low rates on home-energy upgrades such as vehicle chargers, battery storage, even residential solar! Learn more now.