California Votes to Extend Rebates, Build Infrastructure

The Cal­i­for­nia leg­is­la­ture has approved mea­sures to extend rebates for elec­tric vehi­cles and to help devel­op up to 100 hydro­gen fuel­ing sta­tions over the next decade.

Get the details on these sig­nif­i­cant moves toward alter­na­tive fuel mea­sures.

The Cal­i­for­nia leg­is­la­ture has approved mea­sures to raise $2 bil­lion to extend rebates for elec­tric vehi­cles and to help devel­op up to 100 fuel­ing sta­tions over the next decade for vehi­cles pow­ered by hydro­gen fuel cells.

The leg­is­la­tion, expect­ed to be signed by Gov. Jer­ry Brown, would extend some vehi­cle fees to help pay for the pro­grams. The state has made its zero emis­sion vehi­cle pro­gram a cor­ner­stone of its efforts to reduce smog and green­house gas emis­sions.

One bill would extend fund­ing for up to a $2,500 state tax cred­it for buy­ing an elec­tric vehi­cle or plug-in hybrid elec­tric through 2024.

Through the end of 2012, the state has award­ed $24.8 mil­lion in rebates for 8,305 EVs — includ­ing 6,720 Nis­san Leaf EVs and about 600 Tes­la cars. The pro­gram has also award­ed $11.2 mil­lion in $1,500 rebates for plug-in hybrid elec­tric vehi­cles, includ­ing $5.7 mil­lion for 3,777 Chevro­let Volts.

Oth­er pro­grams help small truck fleet own­ers and con­sumers buy green­er cars, trucks, bus­es, and con­struc­tion equip­ment.

The bills extend for eight to nine years — from 2015–2016 until 2024 — var­i­ous tem­po­rary vehi­cle-relat­ed state and local fees and sur­charges to fund vehi­cle-relat­ed pro­grams and would use up to $220 mil­lion in vehi­cle reg­is­tra­tion fees over the next 11 years to build 100 hydro­gen fuel cell sta­tions.

Some automak­ers have vowed to start sell­ing hydro­gen fuel cell vehi­cles as ear­ly as 2015, includ­ing Toy­ota Motor Corp.. Many major automak­ers have formed part­ner­ships to speed devel­op­ment of fuel cell vehi­cles.

The state’s Air Resources Board expects near­ly 100 per­cent of all cars sold in the Gold­en State will be zero-emis­sion vehi­cles by 2040.

 

 

 

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