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Redwood Coast Energy Authority launches public rebate for electric vehicles

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority, a California community choice aggregator, launched a public rebate for electric vehicles on December 1.

The rebate, funded by RCEA’s community choice energy program, aims to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles in Humboldt County, Calif., and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

The program will incentivize community members to purchase EVs by adding an additional rebate to the state Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) as a limited time offer.

RCEA customers are eligible for a rebate totaling 50% of whatever incentive amount they received from the CVRP. Applicants can only apply for RCEA’s rebate if they have already been approved by the CVRP.  CVRP applications dated Sept. 1, 2020 or later will be accepted.  

RCEA said that $50,000 in funding is initially available for the program. The rebate program, which is the first of its kind in the county, will run until the funding has run out. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis for vehicles registered in Humboldt County.