On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced larger consumer rebates for electric vehicles.
PENNSLYVANIA | As of Thursday, September 1, the DEP is offering Pennsylvanians larger rebates for the purchase of a new or used battery electric car or truck through the 2022-2023 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program.
This year’s rebate amount has increased from $750 to $2,000 or $3,000, depending on household income and family size. The program has also lowered the household income levels for a rebate, allowing a family of two with an income of $69,000 to be eligible for a $2,000 rebate and a family of four with an income of $55,500 eligible for a $3,000 rebate.
“DEP continues to work strategically to support Pennsylvanians’ growing interest in zero-emission electric vehicles, supporting for electric vehicle purchases to working-class Pennsylvanians, and funding installation of fast chargers along major traffic corridors in locations where no fast charging infrastructure currently exists,” said DEP Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh. “By reducing nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, carbon dioxide, and other pollutants from the transportation sector, we make the air quality healthier in our communities, while helping to slow down climate change and its impacts.”
Battery electric vehicle registrations in Pennsylvania more than doubled from March 2020 to March 2022, from 11,343 to 23,689 registrations. With a total of $2 million available, the rebate program aims to help get about 1,000 more electric vehicles on the road in Pennsylvania from September 1, 2022, until June 30, 2023. Household income levels and additional rebate information, including application instructions can be found HERE.
The program was established by Act 178, passed in 2004. It is funded by the utilities gross receipts tax.