Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Efficient Vehicle Incentive Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Transportation
Eligible Technologies Renewable Fuel Vehicles
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Varies by county

Maximum Incentive 1,000 for efficient gasoline fuel vehicles; 3,000 for dedicated natural gas vehicles

Program Administrator California Energy Commission
Website http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/vehicles/incentive/default.php?ID=19

Last DSIRE Review 2002-09-01

References DSIRE[1]


The Energy Commission in partnership with automakers, Air Districts, and the Mobile Source Emission Reduction Committee has launched an efficient vehicle program. The program promotes the purchase of clean efficient gasoline and alternative fuel vehicles.

One goal of the program is to decrease petroleum use in California vehicles. The program showcases the most fuel-efficient vehicles and provide information on new cars with the best fuel economy for their vehicle class.

Depending on the county you live in, this program is offering incentives up to $1,000 for efficient gasoline fuel vehicles and up to $3,000 for dedicated natural gas vehicles purchased or leased to individuals and fleet buyers. Incentive amounts vary by county. Incentives are provided through the manufacturer at the time of purchase or lease to customers on a first-come, first served basis.

Several models will are eligible for incentives under this program. Eligible vehicles include natural gas and other alternative fueled vehicles, super-efficient gasoline vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Irene Salazar
Department California Energy Commission

Address 1516 9th Street

Place Sacramento, California
Zip/Postal Code 95814
Phone (916) 657-4046

Email isalazar@energy.state.ca.us
Website http://www.energy.ca.gov/

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"