California to Implement Income Cap on Green Car Rebates

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s rebate program for electric vehicles will soon cut off higher-income green car buyers.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the program is implementing an income cap starting on March 29. Single tax filers who earn $250,000 will not qualify for rebates on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and battery electric vehicles.

The income cap rises to $340,000 for head-of-household filers and $500,000 for joint filers.

Meanwhile, low- and moderate-income residents will be eligible for an additional $1500 in rebates.

California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols says that increase will help to ensure that more drivers in communities most impacted by air pollution can benefit from clean vehicles.

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