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Clean Vehicle Assistance Program and Tesla

TheRev

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Sep 23, 2019
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Hayward, CA
just call the representative and he told me they are working on the end of October people. so for those who are in Nov, we are quicker. just pray!
So does that add up to about 2 1/2 month wait? I just applied yesterday as I was waiting for the 7 seater and RWD model y (could not apply before as Tesla is so random with when vehicles are available) now I feel it will be near impossible to line up the 35 days from approval and it is very clear no extensions, with the end of qtr push from tesla (I dont care for end of qtr delivery but usually they dont have any cars after that for months)
 

kevinq

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Dec 4, 2020
30
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LOS ANGELES
So does that add up to about 2 1/2 month wait? I just applied yesterday as I was waiting for the 7 seater and RWD model y (could not apply before as Tesla is so random with when vehicles are available) now I feel it will be near impossible to line up the 35 days from approval and it is very clear no extensions, with the end of qtr push from tesla (I dont care for end of qtr delivery but usually they dont have any cars after that for months)
u are right. u can go back the old post, most people they take 2 months to get approval.
 

TheRev

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Sep 23, 2019
96
56
Hayward, CA
Applied: Oct 5th
Approved: Jan 8th

Just in time to order the MY 7 seater.
So thats 3 months, do you think you can have tesla deliver a car for you in 30 days, I only say this because it is well known that tesla does not usually deliver cars to california the first half of the qtr but instead does massive deliveries on the last month, in your case March, it clearly says on CVAP "no extensions at all"
 

EvilEvilPanda

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Jan 8, 2021
15
11
Pasadena, CA
So thats 3 months, do you think you can have tesla deliver a car for you in 30 days, I only say this because it is well known that tesla does not usually deliver cars to california the first half of the qtr but instead does massive deliveries on the last month, in your case March, it clearly says on CVAP "no extensions at all"

Expiration date on the packet says 5/13/2021
 

tbwnm

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Sep 1, 2019
155
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Los Angeles
So thats 3 months, do you think you can have tesla deliver a car for you in 30 days, I only say this because it is well known that tesla does not usually deliver cars to california the first half of the qtr but instead does massive deliveries on the last month, in your case March, it clearly says on CVAP "no extensions at all"

CVAP have extended the time to redeem the grant once approved to 125 days. Although on the FAQ it states this all applies to grants approved in 2020 but have to assume this will carry over into grants approved in 2021. Specifically:

“We are so sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing because of the evolving health and economic crisis. We have extended the deadline to redeem a grant by an additional 90 days. In total, grant recipients will have 125 days to redeem a grant once it has been approved. The 90-day extension applies to applicants who have already received a grant approval letter in 2020. This extension will be available to grant-approved participants until further notice. We will continue monitoring the impacts of the evolving health and economic crisis and will consider additional changes if appropriate”.

Reference:
FAQ - Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
 
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TheRev

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Sep 23, 2019
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Hayward, CA
CVAP have extended the time to redeem the grant once approved to 125 days. Although on the FAQ it states this all applies to grants approved in 2020 but have to assume this will carry over into grants approved in 2021. Specifically:

“We are so sorry to hear about the challenges you are facing because of the evolving health and economic crisis. We have extended the deadline to redeem a grant by an additional 90 days. In total, grant recipients will have 125 days to redeem a grant once it has been approved. The 90-day extension applies to applicants who have already received a grant approval letter in 2020. This extension will be available to grant-approved participants until further notice. We will continue monitoring the impacts of the evolving health and economic crisis and will consider additional changes if appropriate”.

Reference:
FAQ - Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
Thats good news to me, now its a matter of "hurry up and wait". Lol
 

tbwnm

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Sep 1, 2019
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Los Angeles
Don't want to sound like a total Scrooge, but given the CVAP administrators are so far behind in approving applications (currently running a backlog of around two and half months), I must say I was a bit surprised that they closed down the whole operation for 11 days between December 24th and January 4 (good enough for government work I guess ?) . Hopefully applications will start being approved again sooner than later now!
 

everydaychris

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Feb 10, 2020
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You can’t extend once you get approved. You would have to reapply with a different email address which is what I did. Mine expires end of feb but not sure I can get it by then so I made a new one. I can still use the old one but can’t use them both
 

tbwnm

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Sep 1, 2019
155
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Los Angeles
You can’t extend once you get approved. You would have to reapply with a different email address which is what I did. Mine expires end of feb but not sure I can get it by then so I made a new one. I can still use the old one but can’t use them both
As far as I am aware (ref. earlier post) CVAP are giving 125 days now to redeem the grant. If yours expires in February, what was your approval date?
 

JLERX

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Oct 27, 2020
16
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CA
GOT APPROVED! Applied 10/9
just applied my approval packet to Tesla.
I was approved for %2.47 interest rate through well fargo
Someone had mentioned if you email Tesla for a better rate they adjust it to a lower?
 

Slate

Member
Nov 8, 2020
25
15
San Francisco Bay Area
GOT APPROVED! Applied 10/9
just applied my approval packet to Tesla.
I was approved for %2.47 interest rate through well fargo
Someone had mentioned if you email Tesla for a better rate they adjust it to a lower?
Yes, just politely ask them, “Can you find me a better rate?” The worst they can do is say no.
 

kevinq

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Dec 4, 2020
30
3
LOS ANGELES
"I can say that we have begun working on November applications today, please allow us some time to reach your application. Keep in mind that we must work on applications on the order received."
they told me they begin the Nov applications! just be patient!
 
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Genericgu

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Jan 11, 2021
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CA
Applied: Oct 27th
Approved: Jan 11th

Waiting for packet in the mail now. Thanks to this thread it gave me a much better estimate on when I could expect approval. When I first started checking it appeared to be about 3 months but looks like they did pick it up a little, especially since they had a holiday during my wait time. Good luck to everyone waiting.
 
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