Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version Share this

November 12, 2010 (San Diego)--Next month, San Diego will become one of the first and few markets in the country where Nissan will begin selling its plug-in electric vehicle called the Leaf. That model will be joined by the Chevrolet Volt, another plug-in electric vehicle, by year’s end. 


These models and other plug-in electric vehicles are eligible for a $5,000 tax credit offered by the State of California on a first-come, first-served basis.


The program is administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy and will last until the $4.1 million fund is exhausted.  The rebate is available for individuals and business owners who purchase or lease new zero-emission or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Certain zero-emission commercial vehicles are eligible for rebates up to $20,000. To learn more about the state program, visit www.energycenter.org/index.php/incentive-programs/clean-vehicle-rebate-p....

In addition, the federal government is offering up to $7,500 rebates for plug-in electric vehicles, and a tax credit of 50 percent of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging equipment at residences or businesses. To learn more about the federal programs, visit www.fueleconomy.gov.

Error message

Support community news in the public interest! As nonprofit news, we rely on donations from the public to fund our reporting -- not special interests. Please donate to sustain East County Magazine's local reporting and/or wildfire alerts at https://www.eastcountymedia.org/donate to help us keep people safe and informed across our region.