Here is good news for fans of Chevrolet Volt in California; Future Chevy Volt owners in California can breathe a sigh of relief: General Motors will come out with a version of the plug-in hybrid that will qualify for the state’s generous tax rebates in 2012.
In 2011 Chevy Volt was not able to qualify as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) means that it’s not eligible for California’s $5,000 tax rebate. But now reports say that Chevy is preparing to get their Volt qualified under Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) so Customers in California can have $5000 rebate on 2012 or 2013 Volt model. These specifications require cars in this category to guarantee their batteries will last for ten years and/or 150,000 miles. The idea behind the law is to prevent companies from trying to game the regulations by putting out a car with a small battery or a battery that may not last.
Total of $12, 500 will surely be rebated if things happen as expected as Volt’s sold in California may eventually be eligible for both the $7,500 federal tax credit and the State’s $5,000 rebate.