In order to make clean vehicles more accessible to a greater number of California drivers, especially in communities that are highly impacted by air pollution, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is implementing increased incentive levels for low- and moderate-income consumers and high-income eligibility caps. The California Air Resources Board (ARB) approved the changes in June 2015, as directed by the Charge Ahead California Initiative established by Senate Bill 1275 (De León).
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The California Energy Commission has awarded a $1.5 million grant to the CSE to lead development of an advanced management platform for integrating electric vehicle (EV) charging with utility-scale energy systems.
CSE will work closely with KnGrid, a leader in vehicle-grid communications, to create a standardized platform that optimizes charging benefits for both grid operators and vehicle owners. It will be the first data platform to employ the international ISO/IEC 15118 standard for flexibly managing vehicle charging with data from the power grid.
Promoting electric vehicles to reduce regional air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has selected CSE to administer a new incentive program aimed at increasing the number of zero-emission vehicles state residents own. The program provides $885,000 in funding for the purchase or lease of eligible electric vehicles (EVs).
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced April 2 approval of $2 million funding for the second year of Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV), a program administered by CSE for the state’s Department of Energy Resources (DOER). Massachusetts has set a goal of 300,000 zero-emission vehicles or 15 percent of the projected registered vehicles in the state in 2025.
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) rang in the New Year following a record-breaking month during which more than 5,900 new vehicle owners submitted applications. This submission level for December 2015 far exceeded the monthly average of about 4,200 new applications and beats the previous monthly high of 4,900 submissions set in March 2014.
Nationwide, car consumers bought more electric vehicles in December than in any other previous month ever, with 13,650 purchases or leases, even though gas prices were the lowest in nearly six years.
Rebates are helping to rev up Massachusetts drivers to buy and lease electric vehicles (EVs) since they went into effect in June 2014. Nearly three-quarters of recent EV customers who participated in a survey indicated financial incentives were an important factor in their decision to go electric, according to data released by CSE for the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER).