Pennsylvania renews EV rebate program

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What the EV gods taketh away in Georgia, they reneweth in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced the continuation of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program, which provides rebates of up to $2,000 to buyers of plug-in vehicles.

Under the program, which is supported by a gross receipts tax on utilities, vehicles with battery capacities of 10 kWh and up are eligible for $2,000 rebates. Plug-ins with smaller batteries get $1,000, and electric motorcycles and scooters score $500. Limited funds are available, so the program will be reassessed at the end of 2015, or once 250 of the $2,000 rebates have been awarded.                

“Alternative energy options are central to making Pennsylvania’s environment beautiful and sustainable for years to come,” said acting DEP Secretary John Quigley. “We encourage everyone to consider these renewable and clean technologies.”

 

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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