(a) The maximum available grant for any qualified recipient, as determined by the state board, shall be an amount equal to 90 percent of the incremental cost above one thousand dollars ($1,000) of a new zero-emission light-duty car or truck eligible for the program.
(b) For the purposes of this chapter:
(1) “Incremental cost” means the amount determined by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development
Commission as the reasonable difference between the cost of the zero-emission vehicle and the cost of a comparable gasoline or diesel fueled vehicle.
(2) “New zero-emission vehicle” shall include previously leased vehicles that have been substantially upgraded, as determined by the state board, with new technologies, including, but not necessarily limited to, advanced batteries or power electronics.