Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)
What does it fund?
Rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible light-duty vehicles, including electric, fuel-cell, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
Who is eligible for funds?
Individuals, businesses, nonprofit and government entities based in California.
CVRP Rebate Now offers the opportunity for low and moderate-income residents to be preapproved for a CVRP rebate prior to purchasing or leasing an eligible vehicle.
Are there recent policy changes?
Funds for the following three years were approved in the Fiscal Year 2021/22 State Budget. Subsequently, the Board approved a plan that includes modest adjustments over the following three years to the existing criteria to transition to a stronger equity focus. In November 2022, the Board approved adjustments to this plan that include larger Increased Rebate amounts for lower-income car buyers, the inclusion of prepaid cards to offset charging costs for Increased Rebate recipients, expansion of CVRP Rebate Now statewide, and removal of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles from CVRP eligibility by January 1, 2025.
How does this program provide benefits to priority populations?
Larger rebates are available for lower-income applicants and for public fleets operating in disadvantaged communities.
How do I access funds?
As long as funds are available, eligible California residents can follow a simple process to apply for a CVRP rebate after purchasing or leasing an eligible vehicle.
Cumulative Outcomes as of November 2022
- $1.61 billion allocated
- $1.57 billion encumbered
- $313.6 million benefitting priority populations*
- 481,600 vehicles implemented
- 9,900,000 MTCO2e GHG reductions
- 440 tons of NOₓ reductions
- 254 tons of PM reductions
- 51.5 tons of ROG/HC reductions
*Values based on the portion of the projects funded through California Climate Investments.
- Air Quality Improvement Fund
- General Fund
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Last updated: February 2023