STATEMENT: Coalition for Clean Air applauds California Air Resources Board for passing Clean Transportation Funding Plan

Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) releases the following statement on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) adoption of the $1.548 billion 2021-2022 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives 

“We thank CARB for approving a bold and generous Funding Plan today,” said CCA Deputy Policy Director Christopher Chavez. “This Plan will give low- and middle-income Californians more access to affordable electric vehicles. Additionally, this plan supports clean mobility and will help small businesses replace old, polluting heavy-duty diesel trucks with updated cleaner technology. Still, there’s more work to be done, such as protecting low-income Californians participating in the Clean Cars 4 All program from receiving a surprise tax bill.” 

The annual Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives is a guide map for some of California’s most important transportation incentives. These include rebates for passenger electric vehicles, clean mobility programs and vouchers to replace medium- and heavy-duty trucks. This year’s Funding Plan is the first installment of the 2021 California State Budget’s historic investment in clean transportation, totaling $3.9 billion over the next three years. This Funding Plan maximizes this investment by focusing on the constituencies that face the greatest barriers to clean transportation.  

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