California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)#
The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) provides a rebate for the purchase of clean vehicles depending on vehicle characteristics, household income, household structure, and program participation. The Center for Sustainable Energy, a nonprofit, administers CVRP on behalf of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency. CARB projects a funding demand of $147 million for the period October 2021 to June 2022.
The base CVRP rebate is limited by income and tax filing status. The increased rebate of $2,500 is limited to households with income below 400% of the poverty line, or who participate in certain means-tested programs. Full details are available at the program website.
Consider a single person with $40,000 annual income who purchased a vehicle with a CVRP of $4,000 on 2022-01-01. They would be eligible for a total rebate of $4,000, since their income is below 400% of the poverty line.
from policyengine_us import IndividualSim import pandas as pd import plotly.express as px sim = IndividualSim(year=2022) sim.add_person( name="person", employment_income=40_000, ca_cvrp_vehicle_rebate_amount=4_000, ) round(sim.calc("ca_cvrp"))
What if their earnings change? They receive $6,500 until their income reaches 400% of the poverty line: $12,880 * 4 = $51,520. Then they receive the normal benefit of $4,000 until their income reaches $150,000, which disqualifies them.
sim.vary("employment_income", max=200_000) import plotly.express as px LABELS = dict( employment_income="Annual employment income", ca_cvrp="CVRP", ) df = pd.DataFrame( dict( employment_income=sim.calc("employment_income"), ca_cvrp=sim.calc("ca_cvrp"), ) ) fig = px.line( df, "employment_income", "ca_cvrp", labels=LABELS, title="CVRP for a single person who purchased a vehicle with a $4,000 rebate", ) fig.update_layout(xaxis_tickformat="$,", yaxis_tickformat="$,") fig.show()