Recently, we reported that Environment California is urging Governor Jerry Brown to put a plan in place that will result in 1 million clean vehicles on California roads by 2022. This goal has just gotten a little help with the California Air Resources Board's announcement that the 2011 budget for clean vehicle rebates will receive an additional $2 million from the California Energy Commission. This puts this year's rebate fund at $9.3 million – $2.3 million leftover from 2010, second year
If you're a California resident looking to cash in on the $5,000 tax rebate for the purchase of a plug-in vehicle, you'd better act quickly. Jay Frieland, legislative director of Plug In America, told the Los Angeles Times that the rebate is likely to run out by the middle of 2011. In August 2010, Mike Ferry, transportation programs manager of California's Center for Sustainable Energy, the group that manages the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, estimated there would be $8 million remaining in the
California's Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) received another boost in funds just days ago when the California Air Resource Board (CARB) backed the program with an additional $5 million earmarked for the 2010-11 fiscal year. Combined with the $4.1 million announced earlier this year, the CVRP now has $9.1 million at its disposal, though some of the funds have already been claimed by buyers snatching up qualifying vehicles.