Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

Administered by CSE for the California Air Resources Board, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers up to $5,000 in electric vehicle rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.

When can I apply for a rebate?

  • Within 18 months of the vehicle purchase or lease date.
  • After taking possession of the vehicle.
  • Before exhaustion of available rebate funds.

 What am I responsible for?

  • Submitting the online rebate application.
  • Submitting all required supporting documents to CSE within 14 days after submitting the online rebate application (if your documents are not received, your application will be automatically cancelled).
  • Retaining ownership of the vehicle in California for a minimum of 30 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase or lease date.

 When will I receive my rebate?

  • Rebates are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and issued to qualified recipients in a single payment within 90 days of application approval.
  • Delays beyond normal processing times may occur.
 

Have more questions? Please visit the FAQ page for more information.

Choose an Eligible Electric Vehicle and Apply for a Rebate

 Make / ModelRebate Amount 
Zero-Emission Vehicles: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Clarity

Honda FCX Clarity
2010-2012
manufacturer's website

$ 5,000Apply Now

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell
2015
manufacturer's website

$ 5,000Apply Now

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell
2011 and 2012
manufacturer's website

$ 5,000Apply Now
Zero-Emission Vehicles: Battery Electric
bmw I3

BMW
i3 or i3 REx
2014
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

BYD e6
2012-2014
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now
Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet Spark EV
2014-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now
Fiat 500 ev

Fiat 500e
2013-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now
Ford Focus

Ford Focus Electric
2012-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

Honda Fit EV
2013 and 2014
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now
Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV
2015
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive
2014
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2012, 2014
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

Nissan LEAF
2011-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

smart ED and Electric Fortwo
Cabriolet or Coupe
2011, 2013-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500 Apply Now

Tesla Model S
2012 - 2014
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

Tesla Roadster and Roadster Sport
2009-2011
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

Toyota RAV4 EV
2012 - 2014
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now

Volkswagen e-Golf
2015
manufacturer's website

$ 2,500Apply Now
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Cadillac ELR
2014
manufacturer's website
$ 1,500Apply Now

Chevrolet Volt
2012-2015
manufacturer's website

Low Emission Package (Low Emissions Package will have a C, D, E, F, G or H in the 5th position of the VIN)

$ 1,500Apply Now

Ford CMAX Energi
2013-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 1,500Apply Now

Ford Fusion Energi
2013-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 1,500Apply Now

Honda Accord Plug-In
2014
manufacturer's website

$ 1,500Apply Now

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
2012-2015
manufacturer's website

$ 1,500Apply Now
Neighborhood Electric Vehicles

EVI eMega
2010-2012
manufacturer's website

$ 900Apply Now

GEM (e2, GEM e4, GEM eS, GEM eL, GEM eL XD)
2009-2013
manufacturer's website

$ 900Apply Now

Miles (EV ZX40SAD, EV ZX40ST)
2009
manufacturer's website

$ 900Apply Now

Vantage (EVX1000, EVC1000, EVP1000, EVR1000)
2010-2013
manufacturer's website

$ 900Apply Now
Zero-Emission Motorcycles

Brammo (Enertia, Enertia Plus, Empulse, Empulse R)
2010-2014
manufacturer's website

$ 900Apply Now

Zero (S, SR, DS, XU, FX)
2010-2015
manufacturer's website

Eligible Zero for prior 2012 models S and DS only type (ZF 6, ZF9). Verify with dealer prior to purchasing vehicle.

$ 900Apply Now
Commercial Zero-Emission Vehicles

Commercial Zero Emission Vehicles (CZEV) were included in the CVRP for FY 2009-2010. As of Feb. 14, 2011 CZEVs will be rebated under the Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP). For more information on incentives offered through the HVIP click on the following link http://www.californiahvip.org/.

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* These rebate amounts only apply to vehicles with sealed, maintenance-free batteries and extended warranties as described on the program manual.

For more specific program information, download a copy of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Implementation Manual, which contains the detailed guidelines for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

Californians are Driving onto the Electric Vehicle Highway

California is leading the nation in clean vehicle adoption with more plug-in electric vehicles on its roadways than any other state and some 3,000 new vehicles joining them each month. This shift away from gasoline and diesel brings many environmental and economic benefits including less air pollution and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.