Per the Fiscal Year 2021-22 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives, Clean Vehicle Rebate Program rebates will soon be ending. If you recently purchased a vehicle that qualifies for CVRP and are below the income cap, submit your request ASAP! Rebates for low and moderate income consumers are increasing temporarily. This year there will be no wait list as there is no further funding in sight for this year or next. At the public CVRP Implementation Workgroup on February 5th, 2021, CARB informed stakeholders that $25 million would be moved from general funding to funding reserved for increased rebates for low-to-moderate income consumers.

In addition, the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program for used electric vehicles has set up a Reservation List as of 3/17/2021 to meet the financial obligations of approved applicants. All available funds have been awarded or reserved for those who applied and have been approved.

If you fit into the income brackets below, now is the time to buy or lease a new electric vehicle!

The California Clean Fuel Reward$1500 point of sale incentive is not affected by this and will continue.

Unfortunately, there is no information about the program ending on the CVRP website, but Cool Davis, thanks to partner SacEv, will keep you as informed as possible. Visit our Cool Davis incentives page for more details.

Rebate Income Limits

  • Income Cap: Higher income consumers are not eligible for CVRP rebates if their gross annual incomes are above the income cap. The income cap applies to all eligible vehicle types except fuel-cell electric vehicles.
Vehicle Date of Purchase/Lease*Income Cap
November 1 2016 – Present
  • $150,000 for single filers
  • $204,000 for head–of–household filers
  • $300,000 for joint filersIncome Cap: Higher income consumers are not eligible for CVRP rebates if their gross annual incomes are above the income cap. The income cap applies to all eligible vehicle types except fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Increased Rebate

  • Increased Rebate: Consumers with household incomes less than or equal to 400 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for an increased rebate amount. Increased rebate amounts are available for fuel-cell electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Increased Rebate Household Income Limits effective January 27, 2021. These numbers are based on 400% of the 2020 Federal Poverty Level. For example, a family of 3 with a combined household income of less than $86,880 would qualify for the increased rebate.
Increased Rebate Income Limits
Household SizeCombined Household Income must be less than*:
1$51,040
2$68,960
3$86,880
4$104,800
5$122,720
6$140,640
7$158,560
8$176,480

Visit the CVRP web page for more eligibility details.

More reading

https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/rebate-funding-status

https://www.carsdirect.com/deals-articles/california-cvrp-rule-change-will-soon-exclude-half-a-dozen-plug-in-hybrids