The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) is reminding car buyers of the upcoming funding round for the state's Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program. Beginning on November 1, 2023, and continuing until January 31, 2024, this initiative aims to incentivize the adoption of electric vehicles. To be eligible for rebates, buyers must purchase a new or used all-electric vehicle from a licensed Illinois dealer and meet specified criteria.
Governor JB Pritzker highlighted the state's commitment to the clean energy revolution, noting the distribution of millions in EV rebates since the landmark Climate and Equitable Jobs Act was signed. The program has already shown impressive results, with over $19 million in rebates awarded in the last fiscal year.
Applicants, however, should be mindful of the November 1 start date for submitting rebate applications. The program prioritizes low-income applicants, aligning with the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act's directives. The Illinois EPA will review applications accordingly, while all other submissions will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Illinois EV Rebate Program is a significant step toward achieving the ambitious goal of one million registered EVs on the road by 2030. By encouraging eco-friendly transportation choices, the state continues to lead the way in sustainable energy initiatives. For further details and application instructions, interested parties can visit the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program webpage starting October 18, 2023.