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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 08-1204


Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

[38 Pa.B. 3551]
[Saturday, June 28, 2008]

   The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) announces an opportunity for individuals to qualify for rebates under the Department's Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rebate Program. The program, authorized through the Alternative Fuel Incentive Act (Act 178 of 2004), provides $500 rebates to assist with the incremental costs of purchasing or leasing a new hybrid electric vehicle. The total of both the EPA city miles per gallon (MPG) and the EPA highway MPG must meet or exceed 55 MPG to achieve the fuel efficiency requirements. The hybrid vehicle must also have a carbon footprint of less than 7.0 tons/year of CO2 as accounted by The program was established to help reduce the Commonwealth's dependence on imported oil and to improve the environmental quality by using alternative fuels.

   To qualify for the $500 rebate, the hybrid electric vehicle must be registered in Pennsylvania and primarily operated within the Commonwealth. A list of eligible vehicles may be obtained from the Department's web site at (DEP Keyword: ''Hybrid Vehicle Rebates''). The rebates will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. A total of $1.5 million is available for allocation under the program. Rebate request forms and required documentation must be postmarked no later than 6 months after the vehicle is purchased or leased.

   Rebate forms, along with additional information about the program, may be obtained on the Department's web site at (DEP Keyword: ''Alternative Fuels'') or by contacting the Hybrid Elec- tric Vehicle Program at (866) 294-3854, (717) 214-3492 or


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 08-1204. Filed for public inspection June 27, 2008, 9:00 a.m.]

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