California Adds $4.5 Million to Clean Vehicle Rebate Funding
As February came to a close, the California Energy Commission voted to add $4.5 million in funds to the state’s clean-vehicle rebate program.
This funding will be used solely to support purchases of light-duty zero-emission electric vehicles and light-duty plug-in hybrids.
Quoting Energy Commission chair Robert B. Weisenmiller:
“This award will make clean-energy vehicles more affordable for all Californians. Additionally, it builds on a productive partnership of public agencies to help make substantial progress toward a future of clean, sustainable transportation.”
The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project is administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy and has already issued approximately 18,000 rebates worth a total of $41 million.
California accounts for nearly 40% of the nation’s plug-in vehicle purchases, despite the state only making up roughly 10% of the US’ total automotive market.
A complete list of rebate-eligible vehicles can be found by clicking here. Most vehicles are eligible for $1,500 to $2,500 in rebates.