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California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

markb1

Active Member
Feb 17, 2012
3,051
659
San Diego, CA
Update:
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, official web site

$2,500 rebate. 85 and 60 kWh packs are now eligible, 40 kWh presumably to follow.

Update: New funding has been added as of 3/1/13!

Chart of remaining funds:
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(I believe that the red line, remaining minus pending, is the most realistic estimate of remaining funds.)

Interactive chart and spreadsheet of CVRP remaining funds


Original post:

So my understanding is that California currently offers a $2500 rebate for buying an electric vehicle, but this expires on June 30th (this according to Tesla's site). However, I found this proposed funding plan that seems to propose that the program be renewed for fiscal year 2012-13:

AQIP Funding Plans

(Direct link to plan: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/fundplan/AQIP_FY2012_FundingPlan.pdf)

It will be presented to the board for approval on June 28th. That's cutting it close! Anyway, fingers crossed!
 
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strider

Active Member
Oct 20, 2010
3,527
772
NE Oklahoma
Yeah, guess we'll have to see how the budget negotiations go. I think the legislature is due to submit their budget tomorrow. Then let the howling begin...
 

ggr

Expert in Dunning-Kruger Effect!
Mar 24, 2011
6,981
27,543
San Diego, CA
Yeah, guess we'll have to see how the budget negotiations go. I think the legislature is due to submit their budget tomorrow. Then let the howling begin...

I am pleased to say that I just got the cheque for $2500 for our Model S (the BGC).
 

GasDoc

Member
Nov 15, 2012
806
492
SF Bay Area
Is it true that the rebate is only for the 85kWh battery?

CVRP Eligible Vehicles

This might make me change my order (if I can) The difference in cost between 60kWh with supercharger and 85kWh drops to $5500 with the rebate and included supercharger.
 

markb1

Active Member
Feb 17, 2012
3,051
659
San Diego, CA
I just sent the CVRP people an email about the 60 kWh pack. Hopefully they will have it listed by the time I get my car, since I will want to reserve my rebate as soon as I get the car.

There's still $6,718,879 remaining, so it should hold up for a couple more months, I hope.
 

markb1

Active Member
Feb 17, 2012
3,051
659
San Diego, CA
Got this response:

Unfortunately, I am unable to give you a clear answer on the timeframe for when the 60 kWh Model S will be eligible for the state rebate. We are confident that the 60 kWh Model S will be added to the Eligible Vehicle list on the CVRP website soon. The vehicle has already been certified as a Zero Emission Vehicle by the Air Resources Board (the ‘hard’ part) and the final step to receive eligibility is mostly administrative in nature. We add new eligible models to our site as soon as possible after receiving notification from the Air Resource Board.
 

markb1

Active Member
Feb 17, 2012
3,051
659
San Diego, CA
$5,634,279 remaining today. That's $1,084,600 since 12/31, which is an average of $135,575 per day. At that rate, there will only be $1.5M remaining at the end of the month.
 

strider

Active Member
Oct 20, 2010
3,527
772
NE Oklahoma
Got my final approval yesterday.

12/14 - submitted web form
12/19 - received rebate materials via e-mail
12/21 - mailed documents
1/7 - rebate approved
1/30 - check recevied
 
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FredTMC

Model S VIN #4925
Dec 26, 2012
3,492
3,745
Orange County CA
Damn, $271,500 in one day. Well, I guess that could be two days, depending on when they updated the page. I'm getting a little worried that my 1/27-2/10 delivery range is going to be too late.

I guess it's out of the question that CA will extend/Renew the program. I'm not expecting delivery until March. Ugh
 
Mar 11, 2010
4,536
1,402
Humboldt/Los Altos
Damn, $271,500 in one day. Well, I guess that could be two days, depending on when they updated the page. I'm getting a little worried that my 1/27-2/10 delivery range is going to be too late.

that is about 100 people per day, correct?
If they are pushing out maybe 1/4 - 1/2 of those as Model S' each day (if they are still getting out the same rate as they were on Dec 1)
that will eat it up quick :eek:
 

Kipernicus

Model S Res#P1440
Dec 2, 2009
1,255
136
Belmont, CA
This sucks. With each passing day my decision to save $10k becomes more likely a savings of only $7.5k. :cursing:

If I had known, I would have gone with the 85!
Actually, if I had known a lot of things I would have been a very rich guy, but that's hindsight for you.
 

Kipernicus

Model S Res#P1440
Dec 2, 2009
1,255
136
Belmont, CA
$ 4,853,979 now

Oh I just saw markb1's idea about updating one post to avoid clutter. I'll stop unless there hasn't been any update for some time.
 

markb1

Active Member
Feb 17, 2012
3,051
659
San Diego, CA
$ 4,853,979 now

Oh I just saw markb1's idea about updating one post to avoid clutter. I'll stop unless there hasn't been any update for some time.

No problem. Maybe I should keep it in the top post. Pretty soon it's not going to matter, it seems.

- - - Updated - - -

Was just reading this:

http://energycenter.org/index.php/incentive-programs/clean-vehicle-rebate-project/tesla-s-requirements
To qualify for a rebate, vehicles must meet the following requirements:

1. The vehicle must be new as defined in the California Vehicle Code (CVC) section 430 and must be manufactured by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or its authorized licensee. Vehicles considered new vehicles solely for determination of compliance with state emissions standards are not eligible.

2. The vehicle must be on the List of Eligible Vehicles (available at www. CVRP.energycenter.org) on the date of purchase or lease.

3. Zero-Emission Motorcycles ( ZEMs) and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles ( NEVs) must be equipped with sealed, maintenance-free batteries and meet the warranty requirements as described in Sections 2.3.3 and 2.3.4 of the CVRP Implementation Manual.

You know, if I read this literally, it says that if you get your 60kWh Model S before it's on the list, your are forever ineligible for the rebate. They better hurry up and add it.
 

giants2001

Member
Dec 13, 2012
84
19
san jose
This sucks. With each passing day my decision to save $10k becomes more likely a savings of only $7.5k. :cursing:

If I had known, I would have gone with the 85!
Actually, if I had known a lot of things I would have been a very rich guy, but that's hindsight for you.

@Kipernicus - I was getting concerned myself, so I called Colin Santulli (CVRP Program Manger).
http://energycenter.org/index.php/incentive-programs/clean-vehicle-rebate-project/contact-cvrp
He was very nice and assured me the 60kwh battery size will be eligible for the rebate. He said that it will be listed on the website about a week before the first delivery. I happily informed that deliveries could start this weekend :biggrin: He said not to worry and that he is just waiting on the final paperwork from Tesla. He assured me that even if I was to take delivery of the car before it's on the website that they will still honor the rebate. He also said is very confident that the CVRP funds should last through Februrary.

Hope this eases you tension somewhat. No regrets on getting the 60kwh, it will be worth the wait :wink:
 

gg_got_a_tesla

Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913
Jan 29, 2010
6,534
769
Redwood Shores, CA
Before I saw this thread and to keep the pressure up in any case, sent them this email:

Hi Colin, Amy, Tom, John,

How are you? I have a quick question: I'm all set to pick up my 2013 Tesla Model S equipped with the 60 kWh battery pack this Saturday (01/19/2013) from the Tesla Factory in Fremont. I'll probably be one of the first few folks to get this version as the 60 kWh has just entered production.

However, I noticed that the list of CVRP-rebate-eligible ZEVs does not yet include the 60 kWh version and only the 85 kWh pack (that has been in production since June, 2012) is listed.

Can you please clarify when the 60 kWh version will be listed?

I'm concerned that the CVRP rebate funds may be exhausted soon given the surge in demand for eligible PHEVs too and that I may not get a chance to apply in time to receive the rebate.

I'd really appreciate a response. Thanks in advance!
 

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