Featured California incentive addition

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  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    Source: $1,500 Clean Fuel Reward Applies To All Electric Vehicles Bought In California

    It applies to any fully-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle with a battery pack bigger than 16 kWh.

    In case you were looking for additional discounts when buying a new electric vehicle, then this new so-called ‘ Clean Fuel Reward ‘ may be of interest to you. It makes all EVs and some PHEVs purchased in the state of California $1,500 cheaper, and the only criteria is to have a certain size battery pack.

    Its introduction can be credited to the California Air Resource Board (CARB) and local power providers and it actually applies to all fully electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. You can still benefit from it regardless if buy or lease a new plug-in vehicle in the state, although said vehicle does have to be registered in California and the buyer needs to be a state resident - buying one with the goal of taking it to another state probably isn’t possible.
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    Curious omission that no fuel cell vehicles were mentioned. Has a common sense "2 x clue" struck CARB?

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    I'm not seeing the terms and conditions at the link, but it is possible FCEV fulls under fully electric for California. The hurdle would be the battery size.
     
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    The fuel cell vehicles currently get $4500, a bev $2000. This raises bevs to $3500. So carb is still giving fuel cell vehicles more, and asking for more than the $20M/year in hydrogen station funding because they are more expensive than they thought. CARB is still part of the fuel cell lobby california fuel cell partnership.

    Of course cars like the tesla model 3 don't really need any incentive to sell, so most of this is a waste. It would help vehicles like the rav4 prime but alas toyota's production in 2021 will likely sell out, so that is a waste too until toyota invests in that production.

     
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    And who said that tax payers money is wasted ;) it’s only money right - you get a new and you get a new car and you get a new car! :ROFLMAO:
     
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