HARRISBURG, P.A. (WENY) - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is offering consumer rebates for electric vehicles.

The DEP says they are focusing on working-class households when it comes to the rebates.

The amount has increased from 750 to $2,000 or $3,000 depending on household income.

With a total of $2 million dollars available, the DEP says that the rebate program aims to help get about 1,000 or more electric vehicles on the road in Pennsylvania.

The program also lowered the household income levels eligible for a rebate. For example, a family of two with an income of $69,000 is eligible for a $2,000 rebate for a battery electric vehicle. A family of four with an income of $55,500 is eligible for a $3,000 rebate.

The program was established by state law in 2004 and is funded by the utilities gross receipts tax.