Eligible Vehicle Models for the Statewide ZEV Incentive Program (ZIP)

This page last reviewed November 20, 2008

Pursuant to California Health and Safety Code sections 44260-44265 (AB 2061, Lowenthal)


Vehicle and Dealer Information
New Vehicle Grant Amounts (through 12/31/02)
Grant Amounts for Previously Leased Vehicles (through 12/31/02)
Expanded ZIP Program Grant Amounts (through 6/30/04)



New Vehicle Grant Amounts
Through December 31, 2002, subject to fund availability

Make and Model

Maximum Grant1

Chevrolet S-10 Pb-A (truck)

$9,000

Chevrolet S-10 NiMH (truck)

$9,000

Dodge EPIC EV NiMH (van)

$9,000

Ford Ranger EV NiMH (truck)

$9,000

Ford Ranger EV Pb-A (truck)

$9,000

Ford Th!nk City EV (2-seat city car)

$9,000

General Motors EV1 Pb-A (2-seat coupe)

$9,000

General Motors EV1 NiMH (2-seat coupe)

$9,000

Nissan Altra (4 seat wagon)

$9,000

Toyota RAV 4 NiMH (sport utility)

$9,000

Solectria Force Pb-A (sedan)

$9,000



Previously Leased Vehicles with Substantial Upgrades
Through December 31, 2002, Subject to Fund Availability

Make and Model

Maximum Grant1

1997 General Motors EV1 with Panasonic Pb-A (2-seat coupe)

$3,500



Grant Amounts for the Expanded Statewide ZIP
Through June 30, 2004, Subject to Fund Availability


The expanded Statewide ZIP program will provide varying grant amounts for eligible ZEVs, up to $5,000 for full function ZEVs, $3,500 for City ZEVs, up to $2,000 for Zero Emission Motorcycles (ZEMs) and $1,000 for Neighborhood ZEVs.2  ARB staff will work with vehicle manufacturers to identify eligible vehicle models. Purchases / leases prior to the placement of a vehicle model on this list will not be eligible for grants.

NOTE: Recently, Global Electric Motors (GEM) informed ARB staff that it does not plan to participate in the expanded ZIP; therefore, GEM vehicle models will not be eligible for ZIP grants, nor included on this list.



1 For leased vehicles, the maximum grant will be prorated if the lease period is less than 36 months.

2 Manufacturers of low speed / Neighborhood ZEVs may participate in the expanded ZIP on a voluntary basis or the ZEV regulatory credit program, but not both.



Zero Emission Vehicle Program
Mobile Source Program

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