Message from Congressman Scott Petri:

The state can help make the purchase of a new fuel-efficient vehicle more affordable with a $500 rebate to owners of eligible hybrid vehicles.

What is a Hybrid Vehicle?

A hybrid is defined by state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) as a motor vehicle that draws its propulsion energy from an onboard source of stored energy that is both:

  • An internal combustion engine using combustible fuel.
  • A rechargeable energy storage system.

While flexible fuel and diesel fuel vehicles are not eligible, DEP maintains a list of specific vehicles whose owners can collect the rebate. These vehicles must be classified as a hybrid, and must have a combined Environmental Protection Agency city and highway MPG (miles per gallon) rating of more than 55 MPG. Additionally, the vehicle cannot emit more than seven tons per year of carbon dioxide.

About the Rebate

Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is no longer available. Applicants must have purchased or leased the vehicle new and include a completed rebate form, a copy of a valid Pennsylvania vehicle registration, a copy of the invoice and proof of purchase. Rebate checks typically take between 10 and 14 weeks to process.

More Information

For a full listing of eligible vehicles or for more information about the rebate application process, visit: http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/dep/site/default.asp and http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/enintech/cwp/view.asp?a=1412&Q=502288&PM=1

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