Pennsylvania Extends Plug-In Electric Car Rebate
Pennsylvania continues its plug-in electric car support by extending the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, which offers up to $2,000.
To get one of the 250 available rebates of $2,000 you need to buy a new plug-in car with battery size equal to or larger than 10 kWh. If less than 10 kWh, the rebates will be just $1,000.
Pennsylvania intends to keep its electric cars in state, so the vehicle must be registered in Pennsylvania and operated primarily in-state.
“Large-battery vehicles that have battery system capacities equal or greater than 10 kilo-watt hours (kWh), including models such as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, BMW, Tesla, and Chevy Volt, are eligible for the highest rebate amount of $2,000. DEP is also extending rebates of $1,000 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles with battery system capacities of less than 10 kWh, including models such as the Toyota Prius plug-in, Ford C-Max Energi, Ford Fusion, and Honda Accord.”
“There are only a limited number of rebates available at $2,000. The rebate program offered will be reassessed upon payment of the first 250 rebates at $2,000 or December 31, 2015, whichever occurs first.”
Additionally, a $500 rebate is available for electric motorcycles and scooters.
$1,000 is available for natural gas, propane, hydrogen, or fuel-cell vehicles.
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary John Quigley said:
“Alternative energy options are central to making Pennsylvania’s environment beautiful and sustainable for years to come. We encourage everyone to consider these renewable and clean technologies.”
For details please visit Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program website.
- $2,000 rebate for a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) (battery system capacity equal/greater than 10 kWh) and battery electric vehicle (EV) (battery system capacity equal/greater than 10 kWh). Does not include electric motorcycle, scooter, ATV, or low-speed electric vehicle. (The first 250 qualified applicants only**)
- $1000 rebate for a PHEV or EV (battery system capacity less than 10 kWh). Does not include electric motorcycle, scooter, ATV, or low-speed electric vehicle.
- $1000 rebate for a compressed natural gas fueled vehicle (CNG). OEM/Certified Retrofit only.
- $1,000 rebate for a propane fueled vehicle (LPG). OEM/Certified Retrofit only.
- $1,000 rebate for a hydrogen and/or fuel cell vehicle (FC).
- $500 rebate for an electric motorcycle/scooter, ATV or other low-speed electric vehicle if registerd in Pennsylvania (EMC).
Source: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania