Calwa Recreation and Park District Goes Electric to Curb Emissions

 

June 19, 2019

 

Calwa Recreation and Park District has purchased its’ first [EV] electric vehicle into its fleet to support the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent by 2020. In addition to helping to clean the air and improve public health, the conversion to electric vehicles was cost-effective due to rebates from California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for Public Fleets.

 

CVRP for Public Fleets offers rebates of up to $7,000 per electric vehicle for up to 30 vehicles a year per public agency. Rebate amounts vary based on the vehicle type, and increased incentives are available for agencies in disadvantaged communities.

 

CVRP for Public Fleets issued our fleet $3500.00 for one electric vehicle.

 

Fleet electrification provides public agencies further financial benefits resulting from lower fuel and maintenance costs.

 

The environmental benefits from the electrification of Calwa Recreation and Park District public fleet enhances the health and well-being of the community. Reduction of greenhouse gases greatly improves air quality and eliminates pollutants that can lead to respiratory diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma. 

 

For more information on CVRP for Public Fleets and individual electric vehicle rebates for consumers, visit CleanVehicleRebate.org.