Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

CSE is statewide administrator of the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), an initiative of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board providing rebates for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles. Since program inception in 2009, CSE has issued over $621 million to fund rebates for individuals, nonprofits, government entities and business owners. The project and incentives are part of California Climate Investments, which uses proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide other benefits.

In addition to issuing rebates, CSE facilitates clean vehicle outreach events throughout the state, collects statistics and conducts ongoing surveys of CVRP recipients and encourages clean vehicle technology development and deployment.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Impacts

Program at a Glance