CARB Changes Rebate Program Reducing Some CVRP Rebates

With an increasing program demand that exceeded the current program budget, the California Air Resources Board approved changes to ensure that this year’s funding allocation provides a meaningful incentive to encourage EV purchases while maintaining a program that is viable for a longer portion of the upcoming year. Since 2010, CVRP has helped put over 300,000 clean vehicles on California roads. However, the rebates still help reduce the cost of ownership.

Luxury vehicles over $60,000 will not be eligible with the exception of fuel cell electric vehicles. The Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule (UDDS) all electric range will be increasing from twenty miles to 35 miles.Rebate limits are reducing from 2 rebates to 1 rebate per any single entity for individual and business applicants. This will not be applied retroactively. Applicants who have not already met their rebate limit prior to December 3, 2019, will be eligible for one additional rebate after December 3rd, 2019. Those that have already met their two-rebate limit will remain ineligible for an additional rebate.

 

Applicants will need to submit applications within 3 months of the vehicle purchase or lease date (post purchase applications only). Vehicles purchased or leased prior to December 3rd, 2019 will continue to have an 18-month eligibility window in which to submit an application.

Vehicle Rebate Amounts:

  • Standard rebate amounts will be reduced. The new rebate amounts will be:
    • $4,500 for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
    • $2,000 for battery or range-extended electric vehicles
    • $1,000 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
    • $750 for zero-emission motorcycles
  • Increased Rebate amounts are unchanged.
    • $7,000 for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
    • $4,500 for battery or range-extended electric vehicles
    • $3,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles
    • $750 for zero-emission motorcycles

Reduced Ownership Period Provisions:

  • Reduced ownership amounts for car share and rental fleets will be reduced. The new rebate amounts will be:
    • $1,800 for Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicles
    • $800 for All-Battery or Range-Extended Electric Vehicles
    • $400 for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    • Zero-Emission Motorcycles will no longer be eligible for the reduced ownership provision for car share and rental fleet vehicles.

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