SACRAMENTO, CA - California fleets can now receive rebates on new zero-emission and electric vehicles of up to $5,000 per vehicle as part of the new Clean Vehicle Rebate Project ( CVRP). Certain zero-emission commercial vehicles are also eligible for rebates up to $20,000.

The program is funded by the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board ( ARB) and administered statewide by the California Center for Sustainable Energy ( CCSE). A total of $4.1 million was appropriated from the ARB's Air Quality Improvement Program for the Project in order to promote the production and use of zero-emission vehicles, including electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Passenger vehicles can receive rebates up to $5,000 and commercial vehicles up to $20,000. The ARB has already committed to additional funding to continue the program through 2015.

Vehicle Eligibility

  • Battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles.
  • Cars, trucks, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, zero-emission motorcycles, and neighborhood electric vehicles.
  • New vehicles only.
  • Vehicles must be purchased or leased on or after March 15, 2010.
  • Only ARB-certified or approved zero-emission or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project funding will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Funding for the Project is expected through 2015, with specific funding amounts determined annually by the Air Resources Board.

Click here for full program details.

 

Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine

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