25 Jul '11, 4pm

Breathe Easy, Californians: Electric-Car Rebates Survive, Cut To $2,500

First 2011 Nissan Leaf delivered to buyer, San Francisco, Dec 2010, photo by Eugene Lee Enlarge Photo It came down to the wire, but in the end, California's program of purchase rebates for buyers of qualifying plug-in electric cars has survived the state's grim budget crisis. Last Thursday, we wrote about the decisions facing the California Air Resources Board : How much could it really afford to allocate to plug-in purchase incentives? And what could it offer those citizens who'd already bought an electric car, but after the rebate funds were exhausted? As it turned out, CARB approved up to $40 million in funds for the third year of the electric-car incentive program. From $15 million to $21 million of that will go to buyers of plug-in passenger cars, with the rest allocated to more efficient lower- and zero-emissions trucks and buses, plus some technology demonstration p...

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