Why don’t I see my vehicle on the eligibility list?

Vehicle manufacturers must apply for CVRP eligibility with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and meet a number of program requirements.

Generally, a vehicle is not eligible to participate in the CVRP for one of these reasons:

  • It does not meet required emission standards.
  • It does not have an original equipment manufacturer’s warranty.
  • It does not meet the 30-month lease term duration requirements

Vehicle models over two years old are also removed from the eligible vehicle list. The following table provides information on why several common vehicles are not on the list.

 

ModelModel YearReason Not Eligible/Removed from Eligible Vehicles List
Azure Dynamics Transit Connect Electric2012Azure Dynamics is no longer in business, so there is no manufacturer's warranty
BMW 330e2016Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
BMW 740e2017Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
BMW ActiveE2011Lease term was only 24 months
BMW i82014-2015Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
BMW X5 xDrive40e2016Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
Brammo Empulse    2013-2014       Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Brammo Empulse R2014Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Brammo Enertia2010-2012Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Brammo Enertia Plus   2011-2013Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Cadillac CT62017Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
Chevrolet Volt (Non-Low Emissions Package)2011-2017Standard emissions package not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
CODA Sedan2012-2013CODA is no longer in business, so there is no manufacturer’s warranty
Fisker Karma2012Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
Honda Accord Plug-In2014Does not meet minimum 20 mile electric range requirement (implemented November 1, 2016)**
Honda FCX Clarity2010-2014Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Honda Fit EV2013-2014Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 350e2016Does not meet minimum 20 mile electric range requirement (implemented November 1, 2016)**
Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e2016Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
Mercedes-Benz F-Cell2011-2012Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible.*
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 550e2015-2016 Does not meet minimum 20 mile electric range requirement (implemented November 1, 2016)**
Porsche Cayenne2015-2016Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
Porsche 918 Spyder2015-2016Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
Porsche Panamera2014-2016Not certified to the required tailpipe emission standard
Tesla Roadster2009-2011Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid 2012-2015Does not meet minimum 20 mile electric range requirement (implemented November 1, 2016)**
Toyota RAV4 EV2012-2014Last eligible model year more than two years old; may still be eligible*
Volvo XC90 T8 2016-2017Does not meet minimum 20 mile electric range requirement (implemented November 1, 2016)**

*Consumers who purchased or leased a new vehicle for these model years may still apply for a rebate within 18 months of the vehicle purchase or lease date. Please contact our team for directions at 866-984-2532 or cvrp@energycenter.org

**If vehicle was purchased on or before October 31, 2016, please read: I purchased a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that is no longer on the eligible vehicle list. Can I still apply for a rebate?

Medium and heavy-duty hybrid and zero-emission vehicles are incentivized through the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP). Please visit www.californiahvip.org for more information.