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 in San Diego County and the counties that make up the San Joaquin Valley to be preapproved for a CVRP rebate prior to purchasing or leasing an eligible vehicle. CVRP Rebate Now is currently closed and staff is considering a plan to expand CVRP Rebate Now statewide for eligible low- and moderate-income consumers. This proposal is slated to be heard before the board in November 2022.
Are there recent policy changes?
Funds for the next three years were approved in the Fiscal Year 2021/22 State Budget. Subsequently, the Board approved a plan that includes modest adjustments over the next three years to the existing criteria to transition to a stronger equity focus. However, in March 2022, Tesla raised prices on their eligible vehicles, effectively removing them from the program. Because of this, funding demand has reduced dramatically and staff plans to update the Board with adjustments to the long-term plan in November 2022.
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 2021
$1.61 billion allocated
$974 million encumbered
$313.8 million benefitting priority populations*
440,926 projects implemented
9,572,000 MTCO2e GHG reductions*
419 tons of NOₓ reductions*
113 tons of PM reductions*
174 tons of ROG/HC reductions*
*Values based on the portion of the projects funded through California Climate Investments.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Air Quality Improvement Fund
Last updated: July 2022