The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has added the 2008 Tesla Roadster and 2008 ZENN neighborhood electric vehicle to the list of vehicles eligible for rebates under the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Incentive Program (also known as Fueling Alternatives).
Fueling Alternatives is funded CARB, offered throughout the State of California and administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). A total of $1.8 million was appropriated and directed toward vehicle incentive rebates to promote the use and production of alternative fuel vehicles.
Rebates of up to $5,000 are available for consumers who purchase or lease new eligible alternative fuel vehicles between May 24, 2007 and March 31, 2009 or until funding runs out.
The Tesla Roadster is eligible for the maximum $5,000; the ZENN for a $1,500 rebate.