Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

How California's clean vehicle rebate benefits the poor and middle class

To the editor: The article "California limits hybrid rebates to households earning less than $500,000" completely missed the point of California's clean vehicle rebate program. The rebate is available for buyers of pure electric cars and plug-in hybrids. These cars produce zero or low emissions and reduce smog, address climate change and help protect public health. The purpose of the program is to get more of these vehicles built and onto our roads and reduce the number of gasoline cars. The program benefits everyone in California because we all breathe the same air. Lower-income people in dense urban areas benefit the most because they tend to breathe the...