In 2019, California was home to 15 of the 30 places in the United States with the worst air pollution and Southern California was home to 4 of those. Air pollution affects everyone, but specific populations are more affected than others.

Why does improving the air quality matter?

  • Poor air quality is responsible for an estimated 60,000 premature deaths each year in the United States
  • Costs from air pollution illness are estimated at $150 billion a year
  • Short-term health side effects and long-term respiratory and cardiovascular problems

How can you make a difference?

  • You can make a change by helping to move away from a dependence on nonrenewable sources. We can do that by moving away from the use of gas-powered vehicles
  • Gas-powered vehicles releaser about 1.7 billion tons of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere each year, contributing to global climate change.
  • You can make a difference and help be a part of the solution to climate change by lowering your carbon footprint. One way you can do this is by switching to an electric vehicle

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California Electric Vehicle Rebates

Federal Tax Credit

The federal government provides a substantial tax credit for new electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles, ranging from $2,500 – $7,500. All Battery-Electrics are eligible for the full $7,500, whereas some plug-in hybrids with smaller batteries receive a reduced amount.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

Rebates of up to $4,500 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles. Eligible applicants must meet requirements that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be an individual or business based in California.
  • Meet income eligibility requirements.
  • Submit application prior to exhaustion of available rebate funds and within 18 months of the vehicle purchase or lease date.

To apply for a CRVP rebate or for additional program information and FAQ’s, you can visit the following:

  • Website : www.CleanVehicleRebate.org
  • Call: 866-984-2532 or 866-550-8130 (Spanish)
  • Email: cvrp@energycenter.org

Clean Vehicle Assistance Program

Affordable financing to help low-income Californians purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. You can get a $2,500 grant for a hybrid vehicle or a $5,000 grant for a plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle. Battery-Electrics can also include a charging unit and its home installation. If you qualify for a grant and purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle, the grant will be given to the dealer to lower the overall cost of the vehicle. How can you get a clean vehicle grant and fair financing?

  • Visit: cleanvehiclegrants.org
  • Call: 1-599-271-1957
  • Email: cleanvehicals@beneficialstate.org

As part of their national educational campaign, Electrify America aims to build electric vehicle awareness and consideration in the United States and demonstrate the potential of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) adoption in metropolitan areas.