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 $349 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
To date, CSE has administered and processed more than $349,400,000 in rebates for plug-in, electric and alternative fuel vehicles in California.
CSE has administered and processed more than 163,109 rebates for plug-in, electric and alternative fuel vehicles in California.
CVRP attended over 340 education and outreach events to promote the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.