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EV Rebate Resources

There are many resources available to customers and users of electric vehicles. CNCDA uses its best effort to maintain information on this page, but programs can change quickly. If you’re interested in a program, visit its website to learn more.

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Federal

Federal Tax Credit for Plug-in Electric Vehicles

  • Federal tax credit for new Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)s and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)s
  • Tax credit ranges from $2,500-$7,500 depending on battery capacity
  • Credit amount affected by tax liability (click here for breakdown)
  • Once manufacturer’s EV sales exceed 200,000, tax credit begins to phase out
  • For a list of eligible vehicles, click here.

State

California Clean Fuel Reward (CCFR)

  • Instant savings up to $750 (recently reduced from $1,500) on the purchase or lease of a new Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicle
  • Amount of savings depends on battery size and vehicle eligibility

California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

  • Rebate from $1,000 to $7,000 on the purchase or lease of a new, eligible zero-emission vehicle
  • Currently includes PHEVs and fuel cell vehicles
  • Program changes coming February 24th will update MSRP eligibility requirements (click here to view changes)
  • Includes additional income-based “increased rebate”

Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) – Advanced Technology Vehicle Financing

  • Partnership with California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Used reliable advanced technology vehicles
  • Down payment, financing, and flexible repayment assistance
  • All Bay Area counties, Sacramento, Santa Cruz, and Yolo

Consumer Assistance Program – Vehicle Retirement

  • Administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR)
  • Consumer may retire a qualified vehicle and receive up to $1,500
  • Offers assistance for vehicle that cannot pass smog

Local

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) – All-Electric Vehicle Rebate

  • Rebate up to $2,000 for used BEV
  • Purchase price must be below $22,000
  • Standard rebate $2,000
  • Income-qualified rebate $3,000

Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District – Alternative Fuel Vehicle Program

  • Incentive up to $1,000 for Antelope Valley residents
  • New BEV or PHEV only
  • Incentive up to $500 for residents who purchase a BEV or PHEV from a dealer outside of Antelope Valley
  • Income eligible residents may qualify for up to $2,500 on a new or pre-owned BEV or PHEV

Bay Area Air Quality Management District – Clean Cars for All

  • Up to $9,500 in incentives
  • Low-income Bay Area residents only
  • Must retire a 1996 or older vehicle and replace it with an eligible vehicle

Colton Electric Utility – Used Electric Vehicle Rebate

  • Up to $1,000 rebate
  • Customers enrolled in the low-income program through the utility may get up to $1,500
  • Only available for used EVs registered to a residence serviced by the utility

Eastern Kern Air Pollution Control District – Vehicle Voucher (Currently out of Funds – Grant program)

  • Vouchers to use toward the purchase of new, eligible lower-emitting vehilcle
  • Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) with EPA Smog Score of 10 – $4,000
  • Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) with EPA Smog Score of 8 or 9 – $2,000

El Dorado Air Quality Management District – Drive Clean! Incentive

  • El Dorado County residents
  • Up to $599 incentive for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle that is eligible for the DMV’s Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decal.
  • Pre-approval required

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) – Charge up LA!

  • LADWP customers eligible
  • Up to $1,500 for used BEVs

Marin Clean Energy (MCE) – MCEv Rebate

  • New and used BEVs
  • Up to $3,500 rebate
  • Income driven program

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) – PWP Electric Vehicle Incentive

  • Customer incentives
  • Up to $250 for the purchase or lease of a new or used BEV
  • Additional $250 for purchase at a Pasadena auto dealer
    • Of note: does not apply to purchases from direct-sales business model companies where transactions completed entirely online
  • Additional $1,000 available for customers participating in PWP’s income-qualifying programs

Peninsula Clean Energy – DriveForward Electric

  • Base Rebate (PHEV) – $700
  • Base Rebate (BEV) – $1,000
  • Increased Rebate (income-qualified residents)(PHEV) – up to $3,700
  • Increased Rebate (Income-qualified residents)(BEV) – up to $4,000
  • Must apply and be approved prior to purchase

Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative – Electric Vehicle Rebate

  • Up to $500 rebate for purchase or lease of new BEV or PHEV
  • Vehicle must be purchased within 6 months of application
  • Vehicle must be registered in Plumas, Lassen, or Washoe County

Redding Electric Utility (REU) – Residential EV Rebate Program

  • Up to $1,000 rebate for purchase or lease of a new, qualified electric vehicle
  • Maximum of 2 new EV rebates per residential account
  • BEV and PHEV only

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District – Drive Clean! Rebate Program

  • BEVs – up to $3,000
  • Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles – up to $3,000
  • PHEVs – up to $2,500
  • Natural gas vehicle rated as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (AT PZEV) – up to $2,000
  • Natural gas vehicles rated as a Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) – up to $1,500
  • Valley residents only

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District – Valley Air District Replace Program

  • Residency and income limitations
  • Incentive to replace 2006 or older high polluting vehicle
    • Conventional (meeting program fuel economy standards)
    • Hybrid 20+
    • Hybrid 35+
    • PHEV/EV
  • Up to $4,500 for qualified residents

South Coast Air Quality Management District – Replace Your Ride

  • Up to $9,500 to replace older, high-polluting vehicle with newer vehicle or upgrade to a hybrid or EV
  • Note: due to a high number of applicants, it can take up to 10-12 weeks after submitting an application before being assigned to a case manager
  • Income and vehicle eligibility restrictions apply

Southern California Edison Pre-Owned EV Rebate

  • Up to $4,000 rebate for purchase or lease of an eligible used EV
  • Standard rebate – $1,000
  • Income-qualified rebate – $4,000

Turlock Irrigation District – Electric Vehicle Rebate

  • Standard rebate – $500
  • CARES program customers – $700
  • Qualifying new or used BEVs only
  • Limit 2 rebates per residential account

Charger Rebates

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) – Level 2 EV Charger Rebate – up to $800

Anaheim Public Utilities – Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate – up to $500

Azusa Light & Water – EV Charger Rebate – up to $150

Burbank Water and Power – Residential EV Charger Rebate – up to $500

City of Ukiah Electric Utilities Division – Residential Level 2 EV Charger Rebate – up to $500

Colton Electric Utility – EV Charger Rebate – up to $500

Glendale Water & Power (GWP) – Residential Charging Station Rebate – up to $500

Imperial Irrigation District – recharge! EV Charger Rebate – up to $500

Island Energy – Plug-In Electric Vehicle Rebate Program – up to $750

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) – Charge Up LA! Residential – up to $500

Modesto Irrigation District – Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate – up to $500

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) – Residential Charger Incentive – up to $600

Redding Electric Utility (REU) – Residential EV Rebate Program – up to $500

Silicon Valley Power – Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebate – up to $1,000

Sonoma Clean Power – GridSavvy – Free EV charger

South Coast Air Quality Management District – Residential EV Charging Incentive Pilot Program – up to $800

Transportation Authority of Marin – EV Supply Equipment Grant – up to $3,000

Trinity Public Utilities District – Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate – up to $500

Truckee Donner Public Utilities District – Residential EV Charger Rebate – up to $500

Turlock Irrigation District – Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate – up to 300

For more current and past local credits, EVSE credits, and in-home charging incentives, click here.

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