California funds more rebates for plug-in cars, trucks and buses
The California Air Resources Board approved an additional $27 million for its Air Quality Improvement Program, which provides incentives to buy advanced-technology cars and trucks.
The Golden State isn’t afraid to invest some of its gold in cleaning up its less-than-golden air. Last week, the California Air Resources Board approved an additional $27 million for its Air Quality Improvement Program, which provides incentives for the purchase of advanced-technology cars and trucks.
The majority of the funds will go to rebates for buyers of electric and plug-in hybrid passenger cars. There’s also $10 million in incentives for hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses, and $2 million for demonstration projects that support the commercialization of new vehicle technologies.
The Air Quality Improvement Program is designed to accelerate the number of clean vehicles sold in California, and help establish a sustainable market. Since the program began in 2008, over 7,500 passenger cars and 1,000 trucks and buses have received incentives. The program also supports the Advanced Clean Car regulation, which builds on California’s already tough standards to reduce auto emissions, including a separate requirement that one in seven new cars sold in 2025 in California be zero-emission.
Source: California Center for Sustainable Energy
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