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$3 billion EV rebates scrapped in favor of Ca. state study

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by voyager, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. voyager

    voyager Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    $3-billion spending bill to boost rebates for electric vehicles was amended in the California Legislature late Friday. The $3 billion was taken out of the bill, AB 1184. No dollar amount was inserted to take its place. Instead, the bill is now a directive to the state Air Resources Board to conduct studies on the best ways to write and implement EV rebate legislation, with the report due Sept. 1, 2019. The original bill also presented a rough formula for higher rebate amounts. That language was stripped out of the bill as well. The final report, according to the current text of the bill, should suggest funding levels necessary to meet state emissions goals for zero and near-zero emission vehicles, and recommend changes to the existing rebate program to increase market penetration of such cars and trucks.

    Plan to boost electric-vehicle rebates to $3 billion is scrapped in favor of state study
  2. bkp_duke

    bkp_duke Active Member

    May 15, 2016
    San Diego, CA
    It was ambitious to begin with. Given the high cost, I'm not surprised to see it get neutered.
  3. hockeythug

    hockeythug Active Member

    Jun 3, 2013
    Shocking. I thought California was leading the world against climate change. Can’t they get money from the Paris agreement to do this?

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