• The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) provides rebates to low-income Californians to assist them with the purchase of a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV). It has provided over 147,000 rebates to purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), over 324,000 for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and over 11,000 for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCV).79,80 In 2021, California implemented $156.7 million in the CVRP to further promote the use of electric vehicles.
  • Economically, the CVRP created around 822 jobs in California, of which 290 were directly created by this project. At first, this may not seem like not a huge impact, but the project also produced $280 million in output for California’s economy—nearly double the initial investment. Additionally, according to California Climate Investments, $67.3 million of the funds implemented in 2021 by the CVRP benefited priority populations. Environmentally speaking, this project succeeded in reducing GHG emissions by an estimated 462,578 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent (MTCO2e) in 2021. Cumulatively, over the life of the program, it has resulted in emissions reductions of an estimated 6,702,548 MTCO2e.81 These cumulative emissions reductions are equivalent to 1,444,193 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year, or 844,273 homes’ energy use for one year.

79 “Priority Populations” California Climate Investments

80 “Rebate Statistics.” California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Available at: https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/en/rebate-statistics

81 “Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.” California Climate Investments. Available at: https://www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov/the-clean-vehicle-rebate-project