The customer does not need to apply – the onus is on the dealership.

The dealership gives the rebate to the customer at the point-of-sale as a clearly marked line item on the Bill of Sale or Lease Agreement. Then the dealership must apply for the rebate to be reimbursed back to them using the online form found under Dealers tab.
To take advantage of the CEV Point of Sale Incentives, please visit an authorized auto dealership in your area. To find an authorized dealership please click here