Electric Vehicle Rebates in California

Administered by CSE for the California Air Resources Board, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers up to $5,000 in electric vehicle rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.

When can I apply for a rebate?

  • Within 18 months of the vehicle purchase or lease date.
  • After taking possession of the vehicle.
  • Before exhaustion of available rebate funds.
  • Note: Purchase/Lease Date must be on or after the vehicle’s first Eligibility Date.

 What am I responsible for?

  • Submitting the online rebate application.
  • Submitting all required supporting documents to CSE within 14 days after submitting the online rebate application (if your documents are not received, your application will be automatically cancelled).
  • Retaining ownership of the vehicle in California for a minimum of 30 consecutive months immediately after the vehicle purchase or lease date.

When will I receive my rebate?

  • Rebates are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and issued to qualified recipients in a single payment within 90 days of application approval.
  • Delays beyond normal processing times may occur.

For more information about the California Electric Vehicle Rebate Program, click here.

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