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.