To make the Energy Commission’s buy-down program as efficient and simple as possible, the incentive reservations are awarded in blocks to vehicle manufacturers or their designated dealers. The incentives are passed on to the individual buyers at the point of sale. To benefit from the program, purchasers must agree to operate the vehicles in California on the alternative fuel at least 90 percent of the time for three years.
“With this new incentive and CNG fuel costs, it will give our California-based dealers a pricing advantage to enter the market with our new line of green alternative fueled line of cab forward trucks. We thank the California Energy Commission for its forward thinking and our acceptance to the program”, said Frank Ziegler, director of Sales of GreenKraft, a company that received $400,000 to buy 20 natural gas vehicles.
Source: California Energy Commission