California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) promotes clean vehicle adoption by offering rebates of up to $4,500 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles, including electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. Sponsored by the California Air Resources Board, the program is administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy. Eligible applicants must meet requirements that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Be an individual, business*, nonprofit or government entity that is based in California or has a California-based affiliate at the time the rebated vehicle is purchased or leased
  • Meet income eligibility requirements at the time application is received
  • Submit a CVRP application prior to exhaustion of available rebate funds and within 18 months of the vehicle purchase or lease date

Rebate amounts include:

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell - $4,500
  • Battery-Electric - $2,000
  • Plug-in Hybrid - $1,000