Cox Reminds Residents about State Rebates for Hybrid Vehicles

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering rebates to Pennsylvanians who have recently purchased or leased a hybrid electric vehicle, Rep. Jim Cox (R-Berks) said today.


“These rebates make cutting-edge, hybrid-powered vehicles more affordable,” Cox said.  “This will help Pennsylvania drivers to be early adopters of these new, more fuel-efficient vehicles.”


Pennsylvania’s Hybrid Electric Vehicle Rebate Program offers a $500 rebate while funds are available for vehicles that have a combined EPA city and highway rating of greater than 55 miles per gallon, with a carbon footprint of fewer than seven tons per year of carbon dioxide.  Flexible fuel and diesel vehicles are not eligible for rebates.


The rebate program is scheduled to end March 6.  Rebates provide assistance with the incremental costs of buying or leasing a new, approved hybrid electric vehicle.  Applications will be accepted for up to six months after the date of purchase.


The program was established by the DEP in 2004 to promote the use of alternative fuels, improve environmental quality and reduce reliance on foreign energy sources.  To date, approximately 9,000 rebates have been issued to help Pennsylvanians acquire new hybrid electric vehicles.


“Every drop of gasoline we save through the use of hybrid vehicles is another step toward establishing our energy independence,” Cox said.  “It is fitting for Pennsylvania, where America’s Declaration of Independence was adopted, to lead the effort to declare and bring about America’s energy independence.”


Rebate forms, along with additional information about the rebate program, can be found at Cox’s Web site at by clicking on “Hybrid Vehicle Rebates.”  Additional information is available by calling 1-866-294-3854.


Rep. Jim Cox
129th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(610) 670-0139
(717) 772-2435
Contact:  Dan Massing

 (717) 782-9845

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