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Thursday, January 03, 2008

AAEA Supports California Clean Car Discount (AB 493)

AAEA has joined with the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) to promote the California Clean Car Discount bill (AB 493), introduced by Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, wherby Californians will be able to receive rebates of up to $2,500 on the purchase of clean cars, trucks, and SUVs. The amount of the rebate is based on how much global warming pollution the vehicle emits—the less pollution, the higher the rebate. The average rebate or surcharge will fall somewhere between $900 and $1,450. A significant portion of vehicles, including many family-oriented minivans and smaller SUVs, will fall into a “zero dollar-band” receiving neither a surcharge nor rebate. Vehicles that emit high levels of global warming pollution will have surcharges of up to $2,500. The whole program is self-financing and applies only when you purchase a new vehicle. (UCS Calif Clean Car Discount Page)

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