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Pennsylvania DEP extends alternative fuel vehicle rebate program with additional $1.5M

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will extend the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program once it reaches its milestone of awarding 500 $3,500 rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles.

As we approach this milestone, DEP and this administration remain committed to seeing this alternative fuels market grow. Because of this commitment, this agency will offer $3,000 rebates for the next 500 vehicles, which represents an impressive total investment of $3.35 million toward electric vehicles since 2011.

—DEP Secretary Mike Krancer

Large-battery vehicles that have battery system capacity equal or greater than 10 kWh, including models such as the Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus and Chevy Volt, are eligible for the highest rebate amount. DEP also offers rebates of $1,000 for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles with battery system capacity less than 10 kWh, including models such as the Toyota Prius plug-in and Ford C-Max Energi.

Rebates of $1,000 are offered for natural gas, propane, hydrogen or fuel-cell vehicles. A $500 rebate is available for electric motorcycles and scooters.

DEP provides these rebates as incentives to assist Pennsylvanians with the incremental cost of purchasing an alternative fuel vehicle. To qualify, the vehicle must be registered in Pennsylvania, operated primarily in-state and be purchased no more than six months before the rebate application is submitted.



Is $1.5M enough to make the news?


If your an average person in Pennsylvania, you should never expect to get the rebate. This stuff is done only for the politicians and their friends around Harrisburg. I know everyone thinks New Jersey is the most corrupt place, but Penssylvania probably really is. It's just that no one lives in Pennsylvania. Or at least, no one who cares about honest government.

The DEP in Pensylvania is a joke. They are really an organization used to itentify "trouble makers" who may actual want a cleaner environment. Then once identified they can be harassed until they quit expecting industry to not pollute.

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