Here is some information I received after talking with Darwin Burkhart.
Contact: Darwin Burkhart
Phone: (217) 524-5008
Fax: (217) 557-2559
1. This is the person to speak with to give definite answers as of 5-16-12
2. Problem #1: IL only awards up to 1 million dollars per year. They already have $750,000 in application requests, they are likely to run out of funds before we apply.
3. Problem #2: rebate checks are very slow in arriving to customers.
4. Problem #3: vehicles must be purchased in IL. PIP are not yet available for sale plus Darwin said they will not qualify.
5. Problem #4: conversion kits must be purchased and installed in IL. Plus they must be installed by an approved business.