The following summarizes participation in the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), California’s state rebate program for plug-in and fuel-cell electric vehicles.

Over the first five years of the program, roughly three-quarters (>74%) of eligible purchases and leases were rebated. Over two-thirds (>67%) of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) consumers, and over four-fifths (>81%) of all-battery electric vehicle (BEV) consumers, participated.

Variations in participation over time, by vehicle brand, and by county are illustrated, and factors that contribute to program participation and uncertainty in the estimation of participation rates are discussed.