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File #: 20-0129    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 1/16/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/10/2020 Final action: 3/10/2020
Title: Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors, make the following amendments to the Drive Clean program: 1) Restrict eligibility of Plug in Hybrids Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) to those with an electric range of = 35 miles; 2) Restrict eligibility of PHEVs and EVs to those with a base MSRP of = $60,000; 3) Reduce the incentive amount from $1,000 to $599; 4) Require vehicle purchase within 2 months of receiving pre-approval; 5) Require the submittal of all documentation within 3 months after vehicle purchase; and 6) Limit the number of incentives available per household to one. FUNDING: AB 2766 DMV Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction Subvention Fees.
Attachments: 1. A - Revised Pre-Approval Application_Claim Form_and Survey_Clean, 2. B - Revised Pre-Approval Application_Claim Form_and Survey_with track changes, 3. C - Revised Drive Clean Program Materials_Clean, 4. D - Revised Drive Clean Program Materials with track changes
Related files: 11-1429
Title
Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors, make the following amendments to the Drive Clean program:
1) Restrict eligibility of Plug in Hybrids Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) to those with an electric range of = 35 miles;
2) Restrict eligibility of PHEVs and EVs to those with a base MSRP of = $60,000;
3) Reduce the incentive amount from $1,000 to $599;
4) Require vehicle purchase within 2 months of receiving pre-approval;
5) Require the submittal of all documentation within 3 months after vehicle purchase; and
6) Limit the number of incentives available per household to one.

FUNDING: AB 2766 DMV Motor Vehicle Emission Reduction Subvention Fees.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
El Dorado County is nonattainment for the federal ozone standard. Motor vehicle emissions are a primary contributor to ground level ozone. In 1990, AB 2766 authorized air districts to assess motor vehicle registration fees to reduce motor vehicle emissions and implement the California Clean Air Act. On December 11, 1990, the Board of Directors adopted Resolution #90-488 that set the motor vehicle registration fee at $2.00 per registered vehicle. On June 14, 2001, the Board of Directors adopted Resolution #01-21 increasing the fee from $2.00 to $4.00 per registered vehicle. To date these funds have been awarded for the implementation of 89 motor vehicle emission reduction projects in the County. The Drive Clean! Incentive program is one of these projects.

Federal EV and PHEV income tax credits for Tesla vehicles ended on 12/31/2019, and will end for General Motors vehicles on 3/31/2020. The tax credit will continue for vehicles produced by other manufacturers until they reach the 200,000 units sold threshold. On December 3, 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) amended the State’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) by implementing program changes. These changes are anticipated to make more cost effective use of ...

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