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schoolbus -- The California Energy Commission has released a solicitation for Buy-down Incentives for Natural Gas and Propane Vehicles

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 15:43:30
The California Energy Commission has released a solicitation for
Buy-down Incentives for Natural Gas and Propane Vehicles.  The
California Energy Commission has posted the Buy-down Incentives
for Natural Gas and Propane Vehicles solicitation on their
website at: 
http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/transportation.html#PON-10-604
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Proposal Due Date: Continuous until April 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. or
until all the available funds have been exhausted, whichever
occurs first.

Purpose

This Program Opportunity Notice (PON) is to announce that funding
is available and reservations are now being accepted for buy-down
incentives for specific classes of natural gas and propane
on-road vehicles. Incentives will be provided at varying levels
depending on the class of vehicle.

The incentives will reduce the high initial price of natural gas
and propane vehicles to assist public and private fleets and
individual consumers in making the decision to purchase and
utilize vehicles powered by non-petroleum, lower-carbon,
alternative and renewable fuels.

Total funding $14.6 M
- $10.1M for Natural Gas vehicles excluding school and transit
buses
- $2.5M for propane, excluding school buses
- $2 M for propane school buses

Preset incentive levels based on vehicle weights:

Natural Gas             Natural Gas        Propane
and Propane Vehicles    Incentive          Incentive 
GVW (lbs) 	        Amounts            Amounts
	   
Up to 8,500	         $3,000 	    $3,000 
8,501  14,000	         $8,000             $6,000 
14,001  26,000	         $20,000            $10,000 
26,001 & greater         $32,000 	     N/A 


Amounts for Propane School Buses are:

Propane School Buses         Incentive Amounts 
GVW (lbs) 	

Up to14,000 	             $15,000 
Greater than 14,000 	     $20,000 

Funding available first-come-first-serve.

Open to OEMs/dealers, who will apply to reserve an allotment of
vehicles then get paid when they submit paperwork showing that
they sold the vehicles for the prescribed discount.  

The program is described in more detail in the following
Application Manual: 
http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/PON-10-604/PON-10-604-Application_Manual.pdf

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