Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), a California community choice aggregator, has launched a public rebate for electric vehicles.

The rebate, funded by RCEA’s community choice energy programme, aims to encourage the purchase of electric vehicles in Humboldt County, California. 

The programme will incentivise 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 1 September, 2020 or later will be accepted.  

RCEA said US$50,000 in funding is initially available for the programme.

The rebate programme 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.