The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has just approved an action that will see the states' Clean Vehicle Rebate Project receive an additional $116 million in funding:
"The California Air Resources Board took two separate actions today that combined will continue to support the development and deployment of advanced vehicle technologies, provide incentives for clean-cars and improve existing vehicle retirement and replacement programs."
Highlights of the plan include:
$116 million to support the highly successful Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), which offers rebates directly to consumers who purchase zero-emission and near-zero-emission passenger cars.
Fuel-cell electric vehicles, which run on hydrogen, are now eligible for $5,000 per vehicle.
Additionally, CARB allocated funding for heavy-duty hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as for zero-emission technologies employed in other transport sectors:
- $10 million to $15 million in incentives for the purchase of heavy-duty hybrid and electric vehicles, such as delivery trucks.
- $20 million to $25 million for large-scale pilot projects to provide robust demonstrations of zero-emission technologies in the freight and transit sectors.
- $50 million for advanced technology freight demonstration projects, including zero-emission drayage trucks (that service ports).