The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) benefits the citizens of California by providing immediate air pollution emission reductions and stimulating development and deployment of electric vehicles such as the Brammo Enertia.
A total of $4.1 million was appropriated from the ARB’s Air Quality Improvement Program for the project to promote the use and production of zero-emission vehicles. CVRP funding is likely to be insufficient to provide rebates to all eligible vehicle purchasers over the duration of the project. Because the rebates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, only those purchasers who buy eligible vehicles such as the Enertia and submit the application in a timely manner will be assured of receiving a rebate before the funds are depleted.
Brammo’s first product is the Enertia, a fully-electric motorcycle built in Ashland, Oregon. The Enertia has been available at select Best Buy stores since August 2009. The Enertia has a top speed of over 60 miles per hour (95 km/h), a range of 42 miles (68 kilometers) and a charging time of about 4 hours.