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$2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:59 pm
by USSValor
This appears to be new. Does anyone have any idea of how to get this rebate?

Qualified AFVs purchased on or after September 1, 2013, may be eligible for a rebate of $2,500 to assist with the incremental vehicle cost. For the purpose of this incentive, AFVs include compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 9,600 pounds (lbs.) or less, as well as electric vehicles with a GVWR of 8,500 lbs. or less. Additional terms and conditions may apply. (Reference Senate Bill 1272, 2013, and Texas Statutes, Health and Safety Code 386)" onclick=";return false;

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:09 am
by Stanton
It's possible, but you need to get more details (they don't seem to be easily accessible--what a surprise).
There was something similar a couple of years ago when I bought my Leaf, but it had an income CAP (which disqualified me).

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:32 am
by dweller92
this is new to me, I will have to look into it. I am in Austin Texas, that saving could help me get a home charge 2,. I just bought my leaf 2 weeks ago

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 10:32 am
by Boourns
Hmm interesting. Unfortunately I leased my Leaf on Aug. 28th!

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:18 pm
by Pipcecil
This is part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP). TERP money is grant money mostly for fleets on emission reduction. It says individuals can benefit, but I have never seen the money give to an individual (I guess if it was a one man business?). There are heavy requirements - an application needs to be sent before purchase and grant money is sent. Then you have to supply reports of the money's use and how it impacts air quality (actual real reporting, not fluf). I know this because my work gets some TERP funds.

In addition, I THINK it also refers to the Air Check Texas program - if I am not mistaken, this program uses TERP funds. That has a maximum return of $2,500 per vehicle purchase, but you have to meet specific criteria:

Lower income (its not low-income as designated by the HHS, but its low middle class) plus a you must turn in a vehicle that is either 10 years or older or has recently failed an air quality emissions test. To utilize this program you must apply for the funds before and then go to an authorized dealer (almost all are) and get the rebate applied to your purchase (there is also a nice clause that the dealer cannot change the value of the purchase to cover the cost of the rebate - they get it paid back in full usually within a month).

So either way, this money is not attainable for most individual people. And, either way, it involves up front work/applications before the funds are used.

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:05 pm
by mkjayakumar ... /#vehicles" onclick=";return false;

Looks like this is a new program starting in May this year. Can someone tell me if individuals can get this $2500 or is the same song and dance that we saw last year ? It is just not clear going through that website if a Leaf owner can apply and get a check in the mail.

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:18 am
by Pipcecil
well my previous post was wrong, this is a program, passed by the last legislature to give individuals $2,500 for the purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle (natural gas and electric only I think). As far as I knew, the program rules had not been finalized yet (why does it take so long? who knows.). I haven't heard any additional information over it yet, so they may not be finished with their rules.

How will all of it work, I have no clue. Only purchased after the law was past? currently driving? only after the rules were implemented - your guess is as good as mine. But I am sure once we have some concrete guidance everyone will be all over it.

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:46 am
by mkjayakumar
I got some more information on this and its good news.

I spoke to a gentleman named Brain who is the spokesperson for this program. Accordingly the program details will be finalized on April 9th, and he expects that individuals can take advantage of upto $2500 per vehicle, and the details such as the list of cars, rebate amount for buying, leasing, lease duration etc.. will be posted on the same website sometime later in April, and the program is mostly likely to take effect for purchases from May and beyond. There is an application form - that will be made available in the website - that individuals have to apply and get approved - and the grant is limited and so it will be on a first come, first served basis.

Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:47 pm
by aarond12
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Re: $2,500 rebate for Texas residents?

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:00 pm
by justanothernick
Anyone apply/get this rebate yet?

I just got my leaf this week and was putting together my app, but the dealer claims all I need is their purchase form and annoyed me when they didn't fill out the form on the page.
Probably going to have to go by again and watch them do this, but just thought I'd see if anyone has recently submitted with just the purchase form successfully.