Establishment of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and Near-ZEV Component Rebates

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will establish the Zero Emission Assurance Project (ZAP) to offer rebates for the replacement of a battery, fuel cell, or other related vehicle component for eligible used ZEVs and near-ZEVs. Rebates will be limited to one per vehicle. By January 1, 2024, CARB must publish a report to the legislature detailing the number of rebates awarded, the emissions benefits of the ZAP, and the impacts of the ZAP on low-income consumer decisions to purchase zero and near-zero emissions vehicles. A ZEV is defined as a vehicle that produces no criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, or greenhouse gas emissions when stationary or operating. A near-ZEV is a vehicle that uses zero emission technologies, uses technologies that provide a pathway to zero emission operations, or incorporates other technologies that significantly reduce vehicle emissions. Rebates will be available through July 31, 2025.

(Reference California Health and Safety Code 44274.9)

Jurisdiction: California

Type: Laws and Regulations

Enacted: Sep 13, 2018

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, PHEVs

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