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newsrel -- ARB adds $6 million to help consumers buy the cleanest cars

Posted: 21 Mar 2013 16:25:28
Please consider the following news release from the California
Air Resources Board:
March 21, 2013


Melanie Turner
(916) 322-2990

ARB adds $6 million to help consumers buy the cleanest cars

Extra funds address growing California market for electric cars
as program closes in on 20,000 rebates

Sacramento — With demand for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and
zero-emission vehicles growing at a record pace in California,
the California Air Resources Board today announced that it has
put an additional $6 million into the state’s Clean Vehicle
Rebate Project.

Along with another infusion of $4.5 million from the California
Energy Commission two weeks ago, the combined $10.5 million is
expected to extend the rebate program until next year’s funds are

“This successful rebate program is helping establish California
as the electric vehicle capital of the nation,” Air Resources
Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols said. “The program is also helping
to clean the air and fight climate change by reducing our use of
fossil fuels."

Under the rebate program, individuals, nonprofits, government
entities and businesses can get up to a $2,500 state rebate. This
can be combined with an up to $7,500 clean vehicle federal tax
credit and various other regional incentives.

Demand is currently very strong for zero-emission and plug-in
hybrid electric vehicles. To date, ARB has issued more than $42
million and is closing in on the 20,000th rebate offered through
its Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Between 1,500 and 2,000 clean
car rebates are now issued each month, placing California at the
forefront of the nation in terms of ultra-clean car sales. Even
though California is only 10 percent of the total car market, it
now accounts for about 40 percent of all purchases of plug-in
electric vehicles nationwide.

The program is also helping to fulfill Governor Brown’s executive
order of March 2012 that directs state government to support and
facilitate the rapid commercialization of zero-emission vehicles
(ZEVs), with a target of having 1.5 million ZEVs on California
roadways by 2025.

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project is made possible by the 2007 law
known as Assembly Bill 118. The bill, designed to spur
development and deployment of alternative and renewable fuels and
advanced transportation technologies, will end in 2015. It is
currently being considered by the Legislature for reauthorization
to allow the successful rebate program, and other clean fuel and
clean vehicle programs, to continue to benefit California. AB 118
programs are funded through motor vehicle and vessel fees.

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project is funded by the Air Resources
Board and administered statewide by the California Center for
Sustainable Energy.

For more information on the program and which cars and models
qualify for rebates see:  http://www.energycenter.org/CVRP
ARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare
and ecological resources through effective reduction of air
pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the
economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in
California to attain and maintain health-based air quality

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