Pennsylvania Extends Plug-In Electric Car Rebate

MAY 18 2015 BY MARK KANE 7

2015 Nissan LEAF

2015 Nissan LEAF

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

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7 Comments on "Pennsylvania Extends Plug-In Electric Car Rebate"

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wow, a whole 250 ?

In California they’d be gone by the end of the day.

The PA rebates for 2015 are already gone. I thought this article was referring to “extending” the rebates for 2016 but that doesn’t seem to be the case. I am looking to purchase a 2016 Volt towards the end of the year then filing for the rebate in early January before the 250 rebates are gone.

BC, I think they added more. A few eeks ago i checked it it said there were 38 remaining. today it says 250. So I think they reset it back to 250 today.

Yes, this is what happened. I had been keeping my eye on that website, wondering if I might buy a new iMiev (to replace my 2012), and take the PA rebate. It was almost gone a few weeks back, then I noticed a reset to 250 last week. I was surprised because in previous iterations the rebate value went down from $3000 initially, to $2500 for sometime, then down to $2000 now. I’m glad they kept it at $2000, which at the rate they’ve been used, will probably last through the end of 2015.

ok, my bad. I had checked a couple weeks or so ago and the # of remaining rebates was very low. I didn’t realize they would, could or had reset the rebates. Good to know.

Thank you Governor Wolf.