California to Limit Electric Car Rebate Program to Earners Below $250k

A 2012 model of the the all-electric Nissan Leaf. (Josh Cassidy/KQED)

New rules go into effect Tuesday for California's electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle rebates, eliminating the cash given back to high earners and upping the amount for those who make less.

Those who make $250,000 or more or have a combined household income topping $500,000 will no longer qualify for discounts on the cars, while those with lower incomes will qualify for a larger rebate.

"The state of California is trying to increase the accessibility of these vehicles to all Californians," said Collin Santulli, a program manager with the Center for Sustainable Energy, which runs the rebate program for the state.

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