Just got an update info from ARB, seems like it is a follow-up program to what was available in 2008-2009.

However as far as I can tell NGV are not included.

here the text of the e-mail:

The Zero-Emission and Plug-In Hybrid Light-Duty Vehicle (Clean
Vehicle) Rebate Project is intended to encourage and accelerate
zero-emission vehicle deployment and technology innovation.

Rebates for clean vehicles are now available through the Clean
Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) funded by the Air Resources Board
(ARB) and implemented statewide by the California Center for
Sustainable Energy (CCSE). The rebates offer up to $5,000 for
the purchase or lease of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid
light-duty vehicles and up to $20,000 for the purchase or lease
of ARB-certified or approved zero-emission commercial vehicles on
a first-come, first-served basis. The rebates are available to
individuals, business owners and government entities in
California that purchase or lease new eligible vehicles on or
after March 15, 2010. Eligible vehicles are electric drive cars,
trucks, commercial medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, motorcycles
or neighborhood electric vehicles. Manufacturers of zero
emission vehicles must apply to ARB to have their vehicles
included in the rebate project.
To apply for a rebate or to get more information, please visit


The CVRP Implementation Manual (available at the above website)
specifies applicant requirements, provides information on
eligible vehicles, and describes responsibilities for ARB and
CCSE.

For more information regarding the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project,
please see the AQIP Funding Plan or contact Stella Ling-Taylor of
ARB at (916) 322-6369 or email: [email protected] or Johanna
Levine of ARB at (916) 324-6971 or email: [email protected].