CVRP’s Terms and Conditions and Implementation Manual are updated every six months to accommodate operational process changes. Both the Terms and Conditions and Implementation Manual in place at the time of application will determine an applicant’s eligibility for the program. Changes to these governing documents may impact the applicant’s eligibility for the program.

The next regular updates are scheduled as follows*:

  • February 24, 2022

*Note that there may be instances where no update is necessary.

CVRP also reserves the right to update the Implementation Manual and the Terms and Conditions outside of the scheduled updates. The timing of these updates will be communicated here as early as possible.

Summary of February 24, 2022 updates (applies to applications submitted on/after this date):

  • Income Cap for Higher-Income Consumers
    • The maximum income eligibility levels to qualify for a rebate are as follows:
      • $135,000 for single filers (previously $150,000)
      • $175,000 for head-of-household filers (previously $204,000)
      • $200,000 for joint filers (previously $300,000)
  • MSRP cap update
    • CVRP-eligible Cars (per EPA Vehicle Class) will now have a maximum manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $45,000* (previously $60,000).
      • *excludes fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
      • The following vehicles will no longer be eligible:
        • BMW i3s
        • BMW i3 REX
        • BMW i3s REX
        • Polestar 2
    • CVRP-eligible SUVs, trucks, and vans (per EPA Vehicle Class) will continue to have a maximum manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $60,000.
  • The following table lists the U.S. EPA vehicle classes applied to CVRP’s two vehicle categories.
Cars ($45,000 base MSRP cap) SUVs/Trucks/Vans ($60,000 base MSRP cap)
Compact Cars Minivan 2WD
Large Cars Minivan 4WD
Midsize Cars Small Pickup Trucks 2WD
Minicompact Cars Small Pickup Trucks 4WD
Subcompact Cars Standard Pickup Trucks 2WD
Two Seaters Standard Pickup Trucks 4WD
Midsize Station Wagons Small SUV 2WD
Small Station Wagons Small SUV 4WD
Standard SUV 2WD
Standard SUV 4WD
Vans, Passenger Type

Summary of April 23, 2021 Updates:

  • Waitlist in effect
    • As of April 23, 2021, limited funding is only available for Rebate Now applicants. All other applications will be placed on a rebate waitlist. Qualified applicants on the rebate waitlist may receive a rebate if the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) receives funding from the State of California.
    • Applicants on the CVRP rebate waitlist understand and agree that an application placed on a waitlist may be subject to new Terms and Conditions and new CVRP Implementation Manual requirements should funding become available. As a result, there is no guarantee that you will be eligible for a rebate.