Presentation for CARB’s Second Public Workshop on the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Update to the Three-Year Plan for Light-Duty Vehicles and Clean Transportation Investments.
Provides updated data characterizing EV adopters rebated for calendar-year 2020 purchases/leases:
- The percentage of rebate recipients that select solely white/Caucasian race/ethnicity is comparable to new-vehicle buyers
- 66% of funding went to households with incomes less than $150,000
- Rebate recipient income is:
- higher than new-vehicle buyers in total and for BEV consumers, but not for PHEV consumers
- trending downward, with two-thirds of the difference from the CA population explained by new-vehicle buying -- leaving only one-third specific to rebated EV adoption
- Program participants continue to be predominantly male and/or home-owners (less substantially so for PHEV participants)
- Several characteristics are trending toward mainstream consumers, and strategic segments being examined present a pathway forward.
- Metrics can quantify the “length of the road ahead”