Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Sign Up

Has anyone received the $1500 CA CVRP Clean Vehicle Rebate Project rebate on their PIP?

Discussion in 'Toyota Prius Plug-in' started by PRIUS PHV, Mar 25, 2012.

Social Buttons

  1. PRIUS PHV

    PRIUS PHV New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    LA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    Probably too early to ask but it seems the funding is evaporating quickly. I sent in an "application" via their website in which I received an auto response "If your application is accepted, you will receive an email with additional instructions on how to complete the application process"?
  2. pfile

    pfile Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    bay area, ca
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    isn't there still like 6 million dollars there?

    edit: also i don't think they work over the weekend and there were quite a few PIPs moved over the weekend, so maybe we'll hear back from them early next week.
  3. PRIUS PHV

    PRIUS PHV New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    LA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    True. I guess the $6M is enough to cover 4000 units at $1500 a pop and the relatively few buyers of leaf/volt here in CA. Was just curious if anyone actually got paid yet......
  4. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #00005

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Milpitas CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    My "approval" e-mail in response to sending the documentation is dated Tuesday, March 13, 2012, although I never got that message. I sent a follow-up message, and a copy of the approval message was sent to me. But still no check. The "official" word is that it takes up to six weeks after the approval.
  5. kstitt

    kstitt Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    San Bernardino
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced
    I found the application process to be very easy and effecient. I prepared the application on line on Monday, March 19, mailed the documents that evening, and received an approval email on Wednesday, March 21. I emailed a question on Monday and received an email response immediately. I understand that after the application is approved it goes to the state for payment. I suspect that is where the bottleneck exists.
  6. ryogajyc

    ryogajyc Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Reseda, CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    So you received the email with additional instructions to submit the completed, signed application with documentation the same day you submitted the application online?
  7. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #00005

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Milpitas CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    I got mine the next day. Remember, we are talking about a private non-profit that handles the applications, not a government agency. Actually getting the check once the application has been approved: that is another matter.
  8. kstitt

    kstitt Junior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2011
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    San Bernardino
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    Yes!
    1 person likes this.
  9. pfile

    pfile Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    34
    Location:
    bay area, ca
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    i submitted my application friday night (3/23) and just this morning (3/27) i received the email instructing me to submit my documentation.
  10. flim

    flim Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, California
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    I have the same timeline as yours. I submitted my signed application and supporting documentation (03/27) after receiving the email instructions.

    I just received an email today (03/28) that my rebate was approved. Mail from Huntington Beach takes only a day, sometimes same day to San Diego!:D
    1 person likes this.
  11. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #00005

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Milpitas CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    Now the wait until the state gets around to actually issuing the checks. :(
  12. samsdad

    samsdad Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    I've ordered the Plug-in but it's not set to arrive till April. Can I send in the CA rebate application ahead of time, or do I need a VIN number, etc.? Thanks.
  13. ryogajyc

    ryogajyc Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Messages:
    984
    Likes Received:
    157
    Location:
    Reseda, CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    No. You need a copy of the sales contract and (temporary) registration.
  14. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #00005

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Milpitas CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    But (unlike the HOV decals) not the license plate number.
  15. devprius

    devprius /dev/geek

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2006
    Messages:
    869
    Likes Received:
    216
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base


    You need to have a sales contract plus the temporary or permanent registration for the car to start with. There's some other stuff required as well. So, in other words, no, you can't send in the application early.
  16. Ichiro

    Ichiro Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2008
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    SF
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2008 Prius
    I sent in the application on 3/15 and no check yet.

    Anyone know how to report this money on tax returns next year? Is it considered income?
  17. SimiPrius

    SimiPrius Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Simi Valley,Ca
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    I suspect that you will receive a 1099-MISC to report it as misc income on your 2012 return.
  18. rogerv

    rogerv Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Simi Valley, California
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base


    But it's not the state actually issuing the checks, is it? I thought it was the outfit in San Diego doing it.
  19. CharlesH

    CharlesH CA HOV Decal #00005

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    306
    Location:
    Milpitas CA
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Advanced


    The California Center for Sustainable Energy is handling the applications, but from what I hear, they forward the approved applications to the state for cutting the actual check. And that is what takes the time.
  20. rogerv

    rogerv Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Messages:
    1,510
    Likes Received:
    285
    Location:
    Simi Valley, California
    Your Vehicle Year:
    2012 Prius Plug-in
    Model:
    Plug-in Base
    On another thread, which I can't find right now, someone posted that he had met the guy from CCSE who actually writes the checks. That's what I was going by.
Similar Threads: anyone received
Forum Title Date
Toyota Prius Plug-in Has anyone received a CA Green HOV Sticker yet? Mar 2, 2012
Gen III 2010+ Prius Main Forum Anyone received notices in the mail? Feb 16, 2010
Gen III 2010+ Prius Audio and Electronics WARNING: Anyone who purchase Myron & Davis aftermarket NAV Tuesday at 7:37 PM
Gen III 2010+ Prius Accessories and Modifications Overhead Console LED That Illuminates The Shifter Console- Color Change...? Anyone...? Tuesday at 7:08 PM
Gen II Prius Main Forum Does anyone want to share a picture of their Gen 2 HID cutoff? Saturday at 8:59 PM