Pennsylvania extends EV rebate program

Vehicles with a battery system capacity of 10 kWh or more are eligible for the $3,000 rebate amount.

 

The Keystone State is doing its part to promote high-tech vehicles, pledging an additional $1.5 million for its existing Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will extend the program once it reaches its milestone of awarding 500 $3,500 rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

“As we approach this milestone, DEP and this administration remain committed to seeing this alternative fuels market grow,” said DEP Secretary Mike Krancer. “Because of this commitment, this agency will offer $3,000 rebates for the next 500 vehicles, which represents an impressive total investment of $3.35 million toward electric vehicles since 2011.”
 
Vehicles with a battery system capacity of 10 kWh or more (which includes most pure EVs, as well as the Chevy Volt) are eligible for the $3,000 rebate amount. Vehicles with capacity of less than 10 kWh (which includes PHEVs such as the Toyota Prius Plug-in and Ford C-MAX Energi), as well as natural gas, propane and hydrogen vehicles, get $1,000. Electric motorcycles and scooters are good for $500.

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Source: PA DEP via Green Car Congress