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newsrel -- Success of state's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project prompts increase funding

Posted: 25 Apr 2014 12:06:42

Please consider the following news release from the California
Air Resources Board: http://bit.ly/1iltmyd



News Release 14-33

April 25, 2014

John Swanton
(916) 322-2990

Melanie Turner
(916) 322-2990

Success of state’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project prompts increased

California Air Resources Board votes to expand waiting list with
additional $25 million

SACRAMENTO - On the heels of another record-breaking month of 
rebates for the cleanest cars in California, the Air Resources
Board today voted to immediately expand the funding and current
waiting list for incentive funds that help consumers buy
zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

The Board’s action expanded the current $5 million waiting list,
established last month, by an additional $25 million to
accommodate expected market growth into the summer. The move is
in response to the growing demand for zero-emission and plug-in
hybrid electric vehicles over the past two years. Currently,
about 3,500 rebates are being processed each month totaling
between $6 million and $7 million. March marked another
record-setting month with 4,800 rebates totaling $9.8 million.

“Thanks to the Legislature and Governor Brown, California
consumers can get up to $2,500 back when they buy an ultra-clean
vehicle,” said California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D.
Nichols. “These incentives have helped make California the
fastest-growing market for zero emission vehicles in North

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project has exceeded all expectations.
ARB has issued about $100 million for about 50,000 rebates since
the program began in March 2010, and plans to continue supporting
the project in the coming years.

Applications are being accepted for rebates while the additional
funding for the program is being put in place. Consumers placed
on the waiting list will receive their rebates at the end of
September. Eligibility criteria and rebate amounts for the
current fiscal year (2013-14, which ends June 30) will apply to
these rebates.

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

Funding for the continuation of the program for the coming fiscal
year is currently in the governor’s proposed budget. That funding
will be allocated pending the Legislature’s passage of the budget
and adoption of the annual CVRP spending plan by the ARB in

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project is administered statewide by the
California Center for Sustainable Energy.  For more information
on the program and which cars and models qualify for rebates,
please visit http://bit.ly/1iIQSbW 

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