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CVRP for Fleets Program

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers three different fleet programs for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles. Sponsored by the California Air Resources Board, CVRP is administered by the Center for Sustainable Energy.

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EV Benefits

  • Reduce total cost of fleet ownership by decreasing fuel, operation and maintenance costs

  • Help meet California’s climate action goals through fleet greenhouse gas reductions and compliance with upcoming mandates to purchase zero- emission vehicles

  • Improve local air quality in your community by reducing emissions from public vehicles
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Public Fleets

 

CVRP offers up to $7,000 for the purchase or lease of eligible electric vehicles for public agencies–up to 30 rebates a year. To help with planning and budgeting, public fleets are eligible to reserve rebate funds up to 18 months prior to vehicle purchase by submitting supporting documentation.

Eligibility

Public agencies are defined as local or state government entities. Vehicles must be on the CVRP list of eligible vehicles, new at the time of lease or purchase, registered in California and owned, operated and registered in the state for a minimum of 30 months. Original lease terms must be for a minimum of 30 months.

Program Requirements

Public fleets must submit annual vehicle usage reports to the CVRP administrator for all rebated vehicles 12, 24 and 30 months following the date of asset delivery. Required data may include, but is not limited to, mileage reporting, annual fuel use by fuel type and percentage of operation within underserved communities. Download the data usage template.

Download Program Flyer

Rebate Amounts

Receive up to $7,000 on the purchase or lease of up to 30 vehicles annually.

Increased Rebate

Increased incentives are available depending on location. Check your eligibility for increased incentives by entering information in the CalEnviroScreen 3.0 tool. Check map for eligibility.

Vehicle Type Standard Amount Increased Amount
Fuel cell electric $4,500 $7,000
Battery electric $2,000 $4,500
Plug-in hybrid electric $1,000 $3,500
Zero-emission motorcycles $750 n/a

Car Sharing and Rental Fleets

 

CVRP offers up to $4,500 for the purchase or lease of eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles for car sharing and rental fleets.

Eligibility

Car sharing and rental fleets are eligible for up to 20 rebated vehicles per calendar year. Original lease terms must be for a minimum of 30 months, and the vehicle must remain in California and available for rent for a minimum of one year. Vehicles must be on the CVRP list of eligible vehicles.

Reduced Ownership Provision

A reduced ownership provision is available for car sharing and rental vehicles circulated out of fleet operations in less than the required 30-month ownership or lease period. Under this provision, car sharing and rental fleets are eligible for up to $1,800 in rebates per vehicle owned and operated for over one year and less than 30 months.

Download Program Flyer

Rebate Amounts

Receive up to $4,500 on the purchase or lease of up to 20 vehicles annually.

Vehicle Type Standard Amount Reduced Ownership Amount
Fuel cell electric $4,500 $1,800
Battery electric $2,000 $800
Plug-in hybrid electric $1,000 $400
Zero-emission motorcycles $750 n/a

Business, Nonprofit, Tribal Communities and Federal Entities

 

Businesses, nonprofits, tribal communities and federal entities may receive up to $4,500 on the purchase or lease of one eligible vehicle per lifetime.

Eligibility

The vehicles must be on the CVRP list of eligible vehicles, new at the time of lease or purchase, registered in California, and owned and operated in the state for a minimum of 30 months. Original lease terms must be for a minimum of 30 months.

Download Program Flyer

Rebate Amounts

Receive up to $4,500 on the purchase or lease of 1 vehicle per lifetime.

Vehicle Type Standard Amount Increased Amount
Fuel cell electric $4,500 n/a
Battery electric $2,000 n/a
Plug-in hybrid electric $1,000 n/a
Zero-emission motorcycles $750 n/a