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Hybrid Car Rebates Available from DEP

Rebates of $1,000 are offered for natural gas, propane, hydrogen or fuel-cell vehicles from the Pa. Department of Environmental Protection.

Did you know you can get a rebate for the purchase of new electric and hybrid vehicles such as Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius plug-in and Ford C-Max Energi?

The Department of Environmental Protection announced that the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program will be extended by an additional $1.5 million in rebates for large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery-electric vehicles.

Large-battery vehicles that have battery system capacity equal or greater than 10 kilo-watt hours (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.

Rebate applications and updated guidelines are available on DEP's website at www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates. Information on rebate availability will be updated weekly.

Robert Sentner February 19, 2013 at 12:49 PM
what a joke, lets waste tax payer dollars on an industry that is not even close to be ready for the general public, build all electric cars without any kind of infrastructure. and if you really research the carbon foot print that your electric car puts down, including the actually building and mining for the rare ingredients needed to build the battery its HUGE. don't fall for the green hype, if we were really smart we would be building hybrid diesels until this market is ready for the public, don't get me wrong it will be here someday but its not ready now. people think because there is no emissions from the car it is green, even if you charged it with your solar or wind power there is still a foot print for that.
Phillyboy February 19, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Robert...Well said. ! The Auto industry is jamming this initiative down the throats of the American Public because of Obama. Consider this ...maybe that is why Obama didn't approve the Canadian Pipeline ? Keep Gas prices high to push the consumer to the Hybrid ? One of the many bad decisisons Obama has made and time will prove it to be the costliest mistake of his Presidency.
Robert Sentner February 19, 2013 at 01:29 PM
wait till these lithium ion batteries start being a problem in these cars ( remeber the volts burning to the ground), just like the dream liner batteries. Nickel metal hydride batteries seem to be much more stable but not nearly as efficient. the whole battery issue is something that needs to be grown safely.... like everything else we rush to get done before its ready. the btu's from diesel are huge compared to gasoline and is why they get the fuel mileage they do, Diesels have come along way from the 80's and are very clean with the new DPF systems now a days. why are we not pursuing this avenue for more mileage, and less reliance on Middle east oil, diesels also will also run on Natural gas which we have buckets full of.

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