SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is offering up to $5,000 in rebates to Californians who purchase alternative-fuel and electric vehicles, under the Fueling Alternatives rebate program administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). A total of $1.8 million was appropriated for vehicle incentive rebates as part of $25 million of overall funding that came out of Assembly Bill 1811 — authored by Speaker Fabian Nunez (D–Los Angeles) and passed in 2007 — which promotes alternative-fuel infrastructure and vehicles.

CARB estimates that there are currently about 25,000 dedicated alternative-fuel vehicles in California, collectively saving millions of gallons of gasoline each year while emitting fewer pollutants than conventional internal combustion engines. Rebates up to $1,500 are now available for Vectrix zero emission vehicles purchased or leased by Californians between May 24, 2007, and March 31, 2009.