Incentives

Incentives

These incentives are subject to change and users are encouraged to inquire directly with incentive administrators. The information on this page should not be viewed as an official or legally binding document. Other requirements or exceptions may apply. For more detailed information, please consult an IRS tax representative and/or official IRS publications.

Select your location to learn more about incentives for the purchase and ownership of an electric car.  EV incentives may include financial incentives such as tax credits and other rebates, free parking, access to high occupancy commuter lanes, insurance and utility incentives.

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Utility Incentive

Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) purchased in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. New purchased or leased vehicles eligible. Phase out begins after 200,000 vehicles per manufacturer

Incentive Administrator: U.S. Dept. of Energy
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) provides a sales and use tax exclusion for qualified manufacturers of advanced transportation products, components, or systems that reduce pollution and energy use and promote economic development. Incentives are not available after June 30, 2016.

Incentive Administrator: California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (SLOAPCD) administers the Clean Air Fund, to provide grants for qualified air quality improvement projects located in San Luis Obispo County. SLOAPCD funds projects to significantly reduce emissions impacts or support innovative air pollution reduction technologies, including the purchase of alternative fuel school buses or alternative fuel infrastructure development. For more information, see the SLOAPCD Clean Air Incentives website.

Incentive Administrator: San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (SLOAPCD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) offers rebates of up to $4,000 to residential, commercial, and public agency customers for the purchase of new or used EVs or electric motorcycles.

CCCE offers a rebate of up to $10,000 for Level 2 EVSE installed at homes or workplaces. For more information, see the CCCE "Electrify Your Ride website.

Incentive Administrator: Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The MCEv Program offers a $3,500 rebate for the purchase or lease of a new EV for income-qualifying customers. To be eligible for the rebate, an applicant must live in MCE’s service area, be a MCE customer, and meet at least one of the qualifying income requirements. For more information, including how to apply, see the MCE EV Rebates website.

Incentive Administrator: MCE
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) administers the Drive Clean! Rebate Program, which provides rebates for the purchase or lease of eligible new vehicles, including qualified natural gas, propane, and plug-in electric vehicles. The program offers rebates of up to $3,000, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis for residents and businesses located in the SJVAPCD that purchase a qualified vehicle on or after March 15, 2012.

City/Cities: San Joaquin Valley
Incentive Administrator: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

https://afdc.energy.gov/laws/6307The California Energy Commission (CEC) administers the Clean Transportation Program (Program) to provide financial incentives for businesses, vehicle and technology manufacturers, workforce training partners, fleet owners, consumers, and academic institutions with the goal of developing and deploying alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies. The CEC must prepare and adopt an annual Investment Plan for the Program to establish funding priorities and opportunities that reflect program goals and to describe how program funding will complement other public and private investments. For more information, see the Program website. (Reference California Health and Safety Code 44270-44274.7 and California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Chapter 8.1)

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) provides grants for the installation of alternative fuel infrastructure located in Santa Barbara County. Grants may cover 80% of project cost, up to $150,000. Eligible projects include electric vehicle supply equipment, hydrogen, and natural gas fueling stations. For more information, including current funding opportunities, see the SBCAPCD Clean Air Grants website.

Incentive Administrator: Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Fueling equipment for natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas (propane), liquefied hydrogen, electricity, E85, or diesel fuel blends containing a minimum of 20% biodiesel installed between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016, is eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the cost, not to exceed $30,000. Permitting and inspection fees are not included in covered expenses. Fueling station owners who install qualified equipment at multiple sites are allowed to use the credit towards each location. Consumers who purchased qualified residential fueling equipment prior to December 31, 2016, may receive a tax credit of up to $1,000. Unused credits that qualify as general business tax credits, as defined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), may be carried backward one year and carried forward 20 years. For more information about claiming the credit, see IRS Form 8911, which is available on the IRS Forms and Publications website. (Reference Public Law 114-113; 26 U.S. Code 30C and 38; and IRS Notice 2007-43 (PDF))

Incentive Administrator: IRS
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Motor Vehicle Registration Fee Program (Program) provides funding for projects that reduce air pollution from on- and off-road vehicles. Eligible projects include purchasing AFVs and developing alternative fueling infrastructure. Contact local air districts and see the Programwebsite for more information about available grant funding and distribution from the Program. (Reference California Health and Safety Code44220 (b))

Incentive Administrator: CARB
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District administers the Public Benefit Grant Program, which provides funding to cities, counties, special districts (such as water districts and irrigation districts), and public educational institutions for the purchase of new AFVs, including electric, hybrid electric, natural gas, and propane vehicles. The maximum grant amount allowed per vehicle is $20,000, with a limit of $100,000 per agency per year. Projects are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, see the Public Benefit Grant Programwebsite.

Incentive Administrator: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) offers grants for the purchase of new zero-emission buses to replace old gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas, or propane buses. Grants are available in the following amounts:

Electric Transit Bus

$180,000

Fuel Cell Transit Bus

$400,000

Electric School Bus

$400,000

Electric School Bus (ARB non-compliant)

$380,000

Electric Shuttle Bus

$160,000

Non-compliant school buses are vehicles that are not compliant with the ARB Truck and Bus Regulation. Eligible applicants include owners of transit, school, and shuttle buses. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first served basis. The program is funded by California’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application, see the ARB’s Volkswagen Settlement website.

Incentive Administrator: California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Effective July 1, 2014 the following rebate levels apply to the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program:

Program effective for purchases or leases made on or after July 1, 2014
Vehicles eligible for rebate New vehicle purchase or lease
Electric Vehicle Rebate $500
Electric Motorcycles $250
Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) $250
Plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and compressed natural gas vehicles are not eligible for this program.

All purchases or leases for which a rebate is sought are subject to the terms and conditions of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program effective July 1, 2014; regardless of application submittal date.

City/Cities: Riverside
Incentive Administrator: City of Riverside
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Electric vehicle chargers in City of Sacramento parking garages are available for use by the public. There is no cost to plug in, however daily parking rates still apply. See the table below for locations, types, and quantities of electric vehicle chargers. Electric vehicles parked on the street are still subject to posted parking regulations, including payment of meter fees.

Electric vehicles that are owned or leased by individuals or enterprises are eligible for special monthly parking programs in designated parking facilities. To qualify for the Electric Vehicle Parking Program, vehicles must be 100 percent electric.

City/Cities: Sacramento
Incentive Administrator: City of Sacramento
Incentive: Parking Incentive, Utility Incentive

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) offers a discounted Residential Time-of-Use rate for electricity used for plug-in electric vehicle charging and natural gas vehicle (NGV) home fueling appliances. Special rates are also available for natural gas that residential customers compress using home fueling appliances.

Incentive Administrator: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) offers rebates of up to $1,000 to residents toward the purchase or lease of a new zero emission vehicle or partial zero emission vehicle, as defined by the California Air Resources Board. To qualify, vehicles must be owned or leased for at least three years within El Dorado County. For more information, see the AQMD Grants and Incentives website.

City/Cities: El Dorado County
Incentive Administrator: El Dorado County Air Quality Management District (AQMD
Incentive: Financial Incentive

PWP provides rebates of $3,000 per port for commercial, workplace, multi-unit dwelling (MUD), and fleet customers for the installation of networked Level 2 EVSE, or rebates of $1,500 per port for non-networked Level 2 EVSE. PWP also provides rebates of $6,000 for the installation of direct-current (DC) fast EVSE or Level 2 EVSE installed at select sites. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the PWP Commercial Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

City/Cities: Pasadena
Incentive Administrator: Pasadena Water and Power (PWP)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Turlock Irrigation District (TID) offers commercial customers a rebate for the purchase or lease of a qualifying new or used PEV. Rebates are available in the following amounts:

Vehicle Category Rebate Amounts

Light-Duty $500

Medium-Duty $1,500

Heavy-Duty $5,000

School Bus $5,000

Customers may also be eligible for a $1,000 rebate per Level 2 EVSE. Up to ten rebates may be claimed for PEVs and EVSE per commercial account, respectively. For more information, including vehicle category details and eligibility requirements, see the TID Commercial Electric Vehicles Rebates website.

Incentive Administrator: Turlock Irrigation District (TID)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) offers rebates for the purchase of electric fleet vehicles. Applicants are limited to 25 vehicle rebates per site. EV rebates are available in the following amounts: 

Transit Buses and Class 8 vehicles: Up to $9,000 per vehicle 

Transportation refrigeration units, truck stop electrification, airport ground support equipment, and forklifts : Up to $3,000 per vehicle 

School buses, local delivery trucks, and other vehicles : Up to $4,000 per vehicle 

Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the PG&E EV Fleet Program website. 

Incentive Administrator: PG&E
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

SIEA residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase of qualified EVs. For more information, including how to apply, see the SIEA Electric Vehicle Education website. 

 

Incentive Administrator: San Isabel Electric Association (SIEA)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Qualified Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) customers are eligible to receive a free EVSE that can be connected to Wi-Fi and communicate with the SCP GridSavvy Community. Customers are responsible for shipping and installation costs. Customers may also receive $5 per month for connecting the EVSE to the GridSavvy Community. Other terms and conditions may apply. For more information, including frequently asked questions, see SCP's GridSavvy website.

Incentive Administrator: Sonoma Clean Power
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), funded by the California Energy Commission, provides guidance and funding for local governments and organizations to develop and implement EVSE incentive programs that help meet regional needs for Level 2 and direct current (DC) fast chargers. CALeVIP evaluates proposed EVSE incentive programs and solicits input from stakeholders to guide the development and implementation of the programs. CALeVIP also provides the incentive funding for each program. For more information, see the CALeVIP website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Power Your Drive for Fleets program installs or incentivizes medium- and heavy-duty EVSE infrastructure for commercial customers. Customers may apply for a no-cost installation by SDG&E, with SDG&E owning the infrastructure up to the charging station, or customers may apply for rebate of up to 80% the cost of installing the infrastructure from the meter to the charging station. Additionally, transit agencies, school districts, and some private fleets in disadvantaged communities are eligible for a rebate up to 50% the cost of the charger purchase. For more information, including eligibility and additional program details, see the SDG&E Power Your Drive for Fleets website.

Incentive Administrator: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District administers the Charge Up! Program, which provides funding for public agencies and businesses for the purchase and installation of new, publicly accessible EVSE. A single port Level 2 station is eligible for up to $5,000 per unit, a dual port Level 2 station may receive up to $6,000 per unit, and, with a 30% minimum cost share, a direct current fast charger may receive up to $25,000 per unit. There is an annual funding cap of $50,000 per applicant. For more information, including application requirements and restrictions, see the Charge Up! Program website.

Incentive Administrator: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) EV Fast Charge Program offers competitive incentives to facilitate the installation of direct current (DC) fast charger EVSE. PG&E will cover the cost to make-ready a site for DC fast charging. Projects must involve the purchase of a DC fast charger from the approved EVSE list. To qualify, sites must receive electric service from PG&E and the DC fast charger must be available to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sites located in disadvantaged communities may receive a rebate for the purchase of the EVSE. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including the application, see the PG&E EV Fast Charge Program website.

Incentive Administrator: PG&E
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) EV Fleet Program offers competitive incentives to facilitate the installation of EVSE for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets. PG&E offers dedicated electrical infrastructure design and construction services and reduced costs for electrical infrastructure work. Sites located in disadvantaged communities may be eligible to receive a rebate for the purchase of the EVSE. Eligible electric fleet vehicles include transit or school buses, medium-duty vehicles, forklifts, truck stop electrification, transportation refrigeration units, port cargo trucks, airport ground support equipment, or other Class 8 vehicles. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the PG&E EV Fleet Program website.

Incentive Administrator: PG&E
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Financing Program (Program), part of the California Capital Access Program (CalCAP), provides loans for the design, development, purchase, and installation of EVSE at small business locations in California. The Program may provide up to 100% coverage to lenders on certain loan defaults. Lenders must apply to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) to participate and enroll each qualified EVSE loan through CalCAP. Upon approval, CPCFA will pay a premium into the lender's loan loss reserve account for up to 20% of the loan amount and contribute an additional 10% for installations in multi-unit dwellings and disadvantaged communities.

Small businesses are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the loan loss reserve amount after the small business repays the loan in full or meets monthly payment deadlines over a 48-month period. Eligible borrowers must be small businesses with 1,000 or fewer employees and must maintain legal control of the EVSE for the entire loan period. The maximum loan amount is $500,000 per qualified small business and can be insured for up to four years.

The California Energy Commission funds the Program. For more information, including EVSE technical requirements and eligibility requirements for both borrowers and lenders, see the Program website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) may provide funding for pilot utility programs to install EVSE at school facilities, other educational institutions, and state parks or beaches. Priority must be given to locations in disadvantaged communities, as defined by the California Environmental Protection Agency. For more information, see the PUC project guidance and the PUC Zero Emission Vehicles website. (Reference California Public Utilities Code 740.13-740.14)

Incentive Administrator: California Public Utilities Commission (PUC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

AMP provides rebates of up to $500 to residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Customers may apply for multiple rebates at a time. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the AMP Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger website.

City/Cities: Alameda
Incentive Administrator: Alameda Municipal Power (AMP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

GWP provides rebates to commercial and residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE can receive up to $2,000 for each charger and up to four rebates. Residential customers who install a charger can receive up to $500. Applications must be submitted no later than four months from the date of purchase. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. For program guidelines and application materials, see the GWP Electric Vehicles website.

City/Cities: Glendale
Incentive Administrator: Glendale Water and Power (GWP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee's (MSRC) Residential Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Incentive Pilot Program offers rebates of up to $250 towards the purchase of a qualified residential Level 2 EVSE. Additional rebates of up to $250 are available for low-income residents. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis to residents within the SCAQMD jurisdiction. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Residential EV Charging Incentive Pilot Program website.

Incentive Administrator: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Anaheim Public Utilities provides rebates of up to $500 for residential, commercial, and industrial customers that install EVSE at their home or business. Eligible expenses include the cost of the charger and installation. Anaheim Public Utilities will also pay for any associated permit fees. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program website.

City/Cities: Anaheim
Incentive Administrator: Anaheim Public Utilities
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Azusa Light & Water offers a $150 rebate to customers for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR certified Level 2 EVSE. For more information, see Azusa’s Plug-in Electric Vehicles website.

Incentive Administrator: Azusa Light & Water
Incentive: Utility Incentive

BWP provides rebates to commercial and residential customers toward the purchase of Level 2 EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE can receive up to $2,000 for each charger and up to four rebates per fiscal year. Residential customers who install a charger can receive up to $500 and will be placed on BWP's time-of-use electric rate. Applications must be submitted no later than four months from the date of purchase. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Charging Station Rebate website.

Incentive Administrator: Burbank Water and Power (BWP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) provides rebates to commercial customers toward the purchase of Level 2 or direct current (DC) fast EVSE. Commercial customers who purchase and install EVSE for employee and public use can receive up to $5,000 for each Level 2 EVSE with up to $500 in additional rebate funds per extra charge port. Commercial customers may also receive up to $75,000 per DC fast EVSE, and up to $125,000 per DC fast EVSE for medium- and heavy-duty vehicle use. Eligible customers may qualify for up to 40 rebate awards depending on the number of parking spaces at the installation site. EVSE must be installed within the LADWP service area. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Charge Up L.A.! website.

City/Cities: Los Angeles
Incentive Administrator: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

PWP provides rebates of $600 for residential customers towards the installation of a WiFi enabled EVSE, or $200 towards the installation of a non-WiFi enabled EVSE. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the PWP Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

Incentive Administrator: Pasadena Water and Power (PWP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

The Sacramento County Incentive Project (SCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites as found on the next link.
 

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be located in Sacramento County and DC fast charger installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, see the SCIP website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

SIEA offers residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase and installation of Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including how to apply, see the SIEA Electric Vehicle Education  website.

Incentive Administrator: San Isabel Electric Association (SIEA)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

 The Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP), funded by the California Energy Commission as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates of up to $70,000 per direct current (DC) fast charger for installations at new sites and 75% of total project costs, up to $40,000, per DC fast charger for installations at replacement or make-ready sites. Installations in disadvantaged communities are eligible for rebates for 80% of the total project cost, up to $80,000, per DC fast charger, regardless of installation site type. Eligible applicants include businesses, non-profit organizations, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or public or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be accessible 24 hours a day and be located in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, or San Bernardino County. For more information, see the SCIP website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Central Coast Incentive Project, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the following amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites:

DC fast EVSE

Maximum 80% of the total project cost, up to $80,000 in DACs

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $70,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE

Maximum $5,500 in DACs

Maximum $5,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE (MUD)

Maximum $6,500 in DACs

Maximum $6,000 outside DACs

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be located in Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz County. DC fast installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, including funding availability, see the Central Coast Incentive Project website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Liberty Utilities offers residential customers a rebate of $1,500 and commercial customers a rebate of $2,500 for the purchase and installation of EVSE at their home or small business. For more information, see Liberty’s Electric Vehicle Program website.

Incentive Administrator: Liberty Utilities
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Northern California Incentive Project, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the following amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites:

DC fast EVSE

Maximum 80% of the total project cost, up to $80,000 in Disadvantaged Communties (DACs)

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $70,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE

Maximum $6,500 in DACs

Maximum $6,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE (MUD)

Maximum $7,500 in DACs

Maximum $7,000 outside DACs

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be located in Humboldt, Shasta, or Tehama County. DC fast installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, including funding availability, see the Northern California Incentive Project website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the following amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites:

DC fast EVSE between 50 kilowatt (kW) and 99.99 kW

Maximum 75% of the total project cost, up to $60,000 in Disadvantaged Communities (DACs)

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $50,000 outside DACs

DC fast EVSE greater than 100 kW

Maximum 75% of the total project cost, up to $80,000 in DACs

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $70,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE

Maximum $5,000 in DACs

Maximum 75% of project costs, up to $4,500 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE (MUD)

Maximum $6,000 in DACs

Maximum $5,500 outside DACs

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be located in San Mateo or Santa Clara County. DC fast installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, including funding availability, see the Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The San Diego County Incentive Project, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the following amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites:

DC fast EVSE between 50 kW and 99.99 kW

Maximum 75% of the total project cost, up to $60,000 in Disadvantaged Communities (DACs)

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $50,000 outside DACs

DC fast EVSE greater than 100 kW

Maximum 75% of the total project cost, up to $80,000 in DACs

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $70,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE

Maximum $5,000 in DACs

Maximum 75% of project costs, up to $4,500 outisde DACs

Level 2 EVSE (MUD)

Maximum $6,000 in DACs

Maximum $5,500 outside DACs

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. DC fast installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, including funding availability, see the San Diego County Incentive Project website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the following amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites:

DC fast EVSE

Maximum 80% of the total project cost, up to $80,000 in Disadvantaged Communities (DACs)

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $70,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE

Maximum $4,000 in DACs

Maximum $3,500 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE (multi-unit dwelling [MUD})

Maximum $5,000 in DACs

Maximum $4,500 outside DACs

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. Qualifying installation sites must be located in Fresno, Kern, or San Joaquin County. DC fast installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, including funding availability, see the San Joaquin Valley Incentive Project website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Sonoma Coast Incentive Project, funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) as part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), offers rebates in the following amounts for installations at new, replacement, or make-ready sites:

DC fast EVSE between 50 kW and 99.99 kW

Maximum 75% of the total project cost, up to $60,000 in Disadvantaged Communities (DACs)

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $50,000 outside DACs

DC fast EVSE greater than 100 kW

Maximum 75% of the total project cost, up to $80,000 in DACs

Maximum 75% of total project costs, up to $70,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE

Maximum 100% of project costs, up to $5,500 in DACs

Maximum 100% of project costs, up to $5,000 outside DACs

Level 2 EVSE (MUD)

Maximum $6,500 in DACs

Maximum $6,000 outside DACs

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and applicants must reserve rebates prior to purchasing and installing EVSE. Eligible applicants include businesses, California Native American Tribes listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, or government entities. DC fast installations must be publicly accessible 24 hours a day. Additional site requirements apply. For more information, including funding availability, see the Sonoma Coast Incentive Project website.

Incentive Administrator: California Energy Commission (CEC)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers rebates for commercial customers to purchase and install Level 2 EVSE and direct current (DC) fast chargers at their business. Eligible applicants may receive up to $120,000 per project for public access DC fast chargers and up to $1,500 per Level 2 EVSE installed at multi-unit dwellings or workplaces. Up to 20 Level 2 EVSE may be installed per business location. For more information, including how to apply, see the SMUD Business Electric Vehicles website.

City/Cities: Sacramento
Incentive Administrator: SMUD
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers residential customers a $599 rebate or a free Level 2 (240 volt) plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charger. Rebates or chargers are available to SMUD residential customers with the purchase or lease of a new PEV. To be eligible for the rebate or charger, completed applications must be postmarked within 180 days of the date of purchase or lease of the PEV. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including the rebate application, please see SMUD's Drive Electric Incentive website.

City/Cities: Sacramento
Incentive Administrator: SMUD
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Program) provides incentives to cover the incremental cost of purchasing engines and equipment that are cleaner than required by law. Eligible projects include heavy-duty fleet modernization, light-duty vehicle replacements and retrofits, idle reduction technology, off-road vehicle and equipment purchases, and alternative fuel and electric vehicle infrastructure projects. The Program provides funds for significant near-term reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions, reactive organic gases, and particulate matter emissions. Funding is available until January 1, 2024. The California Air Resources Board, in consultation with local air districts, must convene working groups to evaluate the Program's policies and goals.

Contact local air districts and see the Program website for more information about grant funding availability and distribution.

(Reference California Health and Safety Code 44275-44299.2)

Point of Contact 
Diesel Hotline 
California Air Resources Board 
Phone: (866) 6DIESEL (634-3735) 
8666diesel@arb.ca.gov

Incentive Administrator: CARB
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) administers the Air Quality Investment Program (AQIP). AQIP provides funding to allow employers within SCAQMD's jurisdiction to make annual investments into an administered fund to meet employers' emissions reduction targets. The revenues collected are used to fund alternative mobile source emissions and trip reduction programs, including alternative fuel vehicle projects, on an on-going basis. Programs such as low emission, alternative fuel, or zero emission vehicle procurement and old vehicle scrapping may be considered for funding. For more information, including current requests for proposals and funding opportunities, see the AQIP website.

Point of Contact 
Vasken Yardemian 
Program Supervisor 
South Coast Air Quality Management District 
Phone: (909) 396-3296 
vyardemian@aqmd.gov 
http://www.aqmd.gov/home/programs/business/business-detail?title=air-quality-investment-program

Incentive Administrator: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Southern California Edison's (SCE) Charge Ready Program offers rebates for commercial customers towards the purchase and installation of a minimum of ten Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE, or a minimum of five Level 1 or Level 2 EVSE in disadvantaged communities. To qualify, customers must own, lease, or operate a site where vehicles are typically parked for at least four hours. Eligible expenses include the costs associated with electrical upgrades and part or all of the costs of the EVSE and installation. Rebate amounts vary. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Charge Ready Program website.

Incentive Administrator: SCE
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Farmers Insurance offers 10% discount on all major coverages for those who drive hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles.
Gas-electric hybrids, electric vehicles, and dedicated compressed natural gas, ethanol, methanol or propane vehicles qualify. A complete VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is required to validate vehicle eligibility. True eligibility can only be determined by visiting the website of the organization providing the incentive.

Incentive Administrator: Farmers Insurance
Incentive: Insurance Incentive

Hybrid vehicles insured in California are now eligible to receive a 5% discount on certain coverages. GoElectricDrive provides general eligibility and information for California incentives. True eligibility can only be determined by visiting the website of the organization providing the incentive.

Incentive Administrator: Geico Insurance
Incentive: Insurance Incentive

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) administers the Truck Replacement Program, which provides funding for fleets to replace old vehicles with lower emitting vehicles or to purchase new zero emission, hybrid, or low oxides of nitrogen (NOx) vehicles. Funding is available for the following projects:

Replacement of model year (MY) 2009 or older diesel trucks with new trucks that meet or exceed the 2010 NOx emissions standard;
Replacement of MY 2010 or newer trucks with new zero emission, hybrid, or low NOx trucks; and
Purchase of new zero emission, hybrid, or low NOx trucks.

 

Incentive amounts vary by weight class and fuel type. Fleets may receive up to 35% of the vehicle cost for new diesel trucks. To qualify, eligible trucks for replacement must be garaged in the SJVAPCD and have operated at least 75% of the time in California and 50% of the time in the SJVAPCD for the previous two years. New replacement trucks must be operated in California 90% to 100% of the time and within the SJVAPCD 50% of the time. For more information, including application requirements, see the SJVAPCD Truck Replacement Program website.

City/Cities: San Joaquin Valley
Incentive Administrator: The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (Program) provides funding for projects that reduce emissions from freight movement in the state, including heavy-duty truck replacement, repower, or retrofit; and truck stop electrification infrastructure development. For more information about funding application opportunities, see the Program website. (Reference California Health and Safety Code 39625-39627.5)

Point of Contact 
Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program 
California Air Resources Board 
Phone: (916) 44-GOODS (444-6637) 
gmbond@arb.ca.gov 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/gmbond

Incentive Administrator: CARB
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (SBCAPCD) provides grants to offset the costs of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles that reduce on-road emissions within Santa Barbara County. Eligible projects include the replacement of commercial trucks and buses, transit buses, authorized emergency vehicle, transportation refrigeration units, and more. Eligible technology includes the purchase of battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. For more information, including current funding opportunities, see the SBCAPCD Clean Air Grants website.

Incentive Administrator: Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) offers grants for the replacement of eligible class 8 heavy-duty vehicles with ZEVs. Grants may cover up to 75% of non-government project costs and up to 100% of government project costs; up to $2,700,000 total. Eligible vehicles include freight trucks, drayage trucks, waste haulers, dump trucks, and concrete mixers. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is funded by California’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including program guidance and application, see the California Air Resources Board’s Volkswagen Settlement website.

Incentive Administrator: South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Compressed natural gas, hydrogen, electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles meeting specified California and federal emissions standards and affixed with a California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Clean Air Vehicle sticker may use HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. DMV issues Red Clean Air Vehicle stickers to applicants that have not already been issued a White or Green Clean Air Vehicle sticker, with the exception of the instances mentioned below. Stickers are valid through the following dates:

 

Stickers issued for Model Year 2004 or earlier vehicles, regardless of the issue date, expire January 1, 2019;
Stickers issued before March 1, 2018, expire January 1, 2019;
Stickers issued between March 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019, expire January 1, 2022;
Stickers issued on or after March 1, 2018, for a vehicle that had previously been issued a sticker between January 1, 2017, and March 1, 2018, expire January 1, 2022; and
Stickers issued on or after January 1, 2019, expire January 1, 2023.

 

DMV may issue stickers on or after January 1, 2020, only for applicants that have a household income at or below 80% of the state median income, which will expire January 1, 2024. The California Department of Transportation must publish a report between January 1, 2023, and June 1, 2023, detailing the number of stickers issued under this program.

 

Vehicles with stickers are also eligible for reduced rates on or exemptions from toll charges imposed on HOT lanes. For more information and restrictions, including a list of qualifying vehicles, see the California Air Resources Board Carpool Lane Use Stickers website.

 

(Reference Senate Bill 957, 2018, and California Vehicle Code 5205.5 and 21655.9)

Incentive Administrator: California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
Incentive: HOV

Through the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) and Low NOx Engine Incentives, the California Air Resources Board provides vouchers to eligible fleets to reduce the incremental cost of qualified electric, hybrid, or natural gas trucks and buses at the time of purchase. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and range from $2,000 to $300,000. Only fleets that operate vehicles in California are eligible. For more information, including a list of qualified vehicles and other requirements, see the HVIP website.

Incentive Administrator: California Air Resources Board
Incentive: Financial Incentive

San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) Power Your Drive program provides EVSE equipment, installation, and maintenance support for MUDs and workplaces in the SDG&E territory. Site hosts must make a one-time participation payment and be able to dedicate at least five parking spaces at residential locations or at least ten parking spaces at workplaces for EVSE. MUDs and workplaces located in disadvantaged communities may qualify for the program at no cost to the site host. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the Power Your Drive website.

 

City/Cities: San Diego
Incentive Administrator: SDG&E
Incentive: Parking Incentive, Utility Incentive

MCE provides installation support and funding for installation of approved EVSE at MUD and workplaces in MCE territory. To qualify, facilities must install at least two charging ports. Eligible expenses include the cost of installation and a portion of the EVSE unit cost, up to $3,000 per port. For more information, including how to apply and eligible EVSE, see the MCE Electric Vehicle Charging & Rates website.

Incentive Administrator: MCE
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Pacific Gas & Electric's (PG&E) EV Charge Network Program provides installation support and funding for multi-unit dwellings and workplaces in the PG&E territory to install ClipperCreek EVSE in parking areas. To qualify, facilities must equip at least ten adjoining parking spaces with EVSE. Eligible expenses include the cost of installation and a portion of the EVSE unit cost, up to $1,500 per port. For more information, including how to apply, see the PG&E EV Charge Network Program website.

Incentive Administrator: PG&E
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Nissan is providing a new EZ-Charge card for two years of no-cost public charging with the purchase or lease of a new Nissan LEAF.

City/Cities: Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Fresno/Visalia, Los Angeles, Monterey, Santa Barbara
Incentive Administrator: Nissan
Incentive: Private Charging Incentive

Black Hills Energy offers non-residential customers rebates for the purchase and installation of Level 2 and publicly available direct current fast charging (DCFC) EVSE. Rebates are available in the following amounts: 

Level 2 Non-residential: Up to $2,000 per port 

Level 2 Government and non-profit organizations: Up to $3,000 per port 

DCFC Non-residential: Up to $35,000 per EVSE 

For more information, including application details, see the Ready EV page. 

Incentive Administrator: Black Hills Energy
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Turlock Irrigation District (TID) offers residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase or lease of a qualifying new or used PEV. Customers may also be eligible for a $300 rebate for the installation of a qualifying Level 2 EVSE. Low-income customers enrolled in the TID CARES Program are eligible for additional rebates of $700 per vehicle and $100 per charger. For more information, including eligibility requirements, see the TID Residential Electric Vehicle Rebates and CARES Program website.

Incentive Administrator: Turlock Irrigation District (TID)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers lower rates to customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. SDG&E's PEV Time-of-Use rates are available in two variations: EV-TOU-2 bills home and vehicle electricity use on a single meter; and EV-TOU bills vehicle electricity use separately, requiring the installation of a second meter. Lower rates are also available to customers who own a natural gas vehicle and use a qualified compressed natural gas fueling appliance at home.

City/Cities: San Diego
Incentive Administrator: San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

AMP offers a discounted rate to customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. Discounts vary depending on the gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle. For more information, see the AMP Electric Vehicle Charging Discount website.

Incentive Administrator: Alameda Municipal Power (AMP)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Azusa Light & Water offers a $0.05 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) discount for electricity used to charge PEVs during off peak times. Customers must use a minimum of 50 kWh to receive the discount. For more information, see the Azusa Light & Water Schedule EV website.

City/Cities: Azusa
Incentive Administrator: Azusa Light & Water
Incentive: Utility Incentive

BWP offers a discounted rate to residential or multi-family customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. Customers must remain on the PEV time-of-use rate for a minimum of one year. For more information, see the BWP Electric Vehicles website

Incentive Administrator: Burbank Water and Power (BWP)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers a discounted rate to residential customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. For more information, see the SMUD Time-of-Day Rate website.

 

City/Cities: Sacramento
Incentive Administrator: SMUD
Incentive: Utility Incentive

BVES offers three PEV time-of-use (TOU) rates to customers enrolled in the Transportation Electrification Pilot Program. The discounted TOU rate is for the super off-peak hours. For more information, including how to apply and eligibility, see the BVES Rate Structures website.

Incentive Administrator: Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Southern California Edison (SCE) offers a discounted rate to customers for electricity used to charge PEVs. Two rate schedules are available for PEV charging during on- and off-peak hours, the Home & Electric Vehicle Plan and the Electric Vehicle Plan.

Incentive Administrator: Southern California Edison (SCE)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers three discounted pricing plans to residential customers who charge PEVs. Options include time-of-use, whole house, and dedicated meter plans.

City/Cities: Sacramento
Incentive Administrator: Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

PWP provides rebates of $250 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible new or used PEV. An additional $250 is available for eligible PEVs purchased or leased from a Pasadena dealership. Customers participating in PWP’s income-qualifying programs may also qualify for an additional $250 rebate, for a total of $750. Rebates are available for PEVs purchased or leased on or after August 1, 2018. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the PWP Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program website.

Incentive Administrator: Pasadena Water and Power (PWP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) provides rebates of $500 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible PEV. Residential account holders may apply on behalf of a PEV owner in their household or their tenant in a multifamily household with the vehicle owner's permission. For more information, see the PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate website.

Incentive Administrator: PG&E
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

BWP offers residential customers a rebate of up to $1,000 for the purchase of a pre-owned PEV. For more information, see the BWP Used Electric Vehicle Rebate website.

Incentive Administrator: Burbank Water and Power (BWP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Southern California Edison's (SCE) Clean Fuel Reward Program provides rebates of up to $1,000 to residential customers who purchase or lease an eligible new or used PEV. Residential account holders may apply on behalf of a PEV owner in their household. For more information, see the SCE Clean Fuel Reward Program website.

Incentive Administrator: SCE
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) offers rebates to businesses for the purchase of new commercial light-, medium-, and heavy-duty PEVs. Rebates are available in the following amounts: 

Class 1-2b and passenger vehicles: $750 per vehicle 

Class 3-5: $5,000 per vehicle 

Class 6-7: $7,000 per vehicle 

Class 8 : $15,000 per vehicle 

Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, including how to apply, see the SMUD Business Electric Vehicle website.

Incentive Administrator: SMUD
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Azusa Light & Water offers a TOU rate to residential customers that own or lease a PEV. For more information, see Azusa’s Plug-in Electric Vehicles website.

Incentive Administrator: Azusa Light & Water
Incentive: Private Charging Incentive, Utility Incentive

Liberty Utilities offers residential and commercial customers TOU rates for charging PEVs. For more information, see Liberty’s Electric Vehicle Program website.

Incentive Administrator: Liberty Utilities
Incentive: Financial Incentive

MCE offers residential, MUD, and workplace customers TOU rates for charging PEVs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the MCE Charging Rates website.

Incentive Administrator: MCE
Incentive: Private Charging Incentive

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s (BAAQMD) Clean Cars for All program offers grants up to $9,500 to income-eligible residents to replace a vehicle eligible for retirement with a PEV or FCEV. Eligible vehicles for replacement should have a model year 15 years or older than the current year. Recipients may buy or lease a new or used PEV or FCEV. Grants vary depending on the household income and vehicle technology. Vehicles that are replaced must be turned in at an authorized dismantler.

 

Individuals that purchase an all-electric vehicle are eligible to receive up to $2,000 for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment. For more information, including additional eligibility requirements and how to apply, see the BAAQMD Clean Cars for All website.

Incentive Administrator: Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVAQMD) offers rebates of up to $1,000 to residents toward the purchase or lease of a new all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Additional rebates of up to $1,500 are available for income-eligible residents and rebates of up to $500 for PEVs purchased or leased outside of Antelope Valley. PEVs purchased or leased outside of the AVAQMD jurisdiction are eligible for half of the rebate amount. For more information, including how to apply, see the AVAQMD website.

City/Cities: Antelope Valley
Incentive Administrator: Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District’s (AVAQMD)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates to eligible state and local public entities for the purchase of qualified light-duty fleet vehicles. The rebates are for up to $3,500 for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, $4,500 for plug-in electric vehicles, and $7,000 for fuel-cell electric vehicles the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has certified. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Manufacturers must apply to ARB to have their vehicles considered for rebate eligibility. Each entity may receive up to 30 rebates annually and cannot receive CVRP incentives for the same vehicle. Public fleets located in disadvantaged communities are eligible for increased incentives. Funding is only available for qualified fleets located in disadvantaged communities (verified October 2019). For more information, including a list of eligible vehicles, locations, and entities, see the For Public Fleets website. (Reference California Health and Safety Code 44274 and 44258)

Incentive Administrator: State of California
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates for the purchase or lease of qualified vehicles. The rebates offer up to $2,500 for light-duty zero emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved or certified. The rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals, business owners, and government entities in California that purchase or lease new eligible vehicles. Manufacturers must apply to ARB to have their vehicles included in CVRP. ARB determines annual funding amounts for CVRP, which is expected to be effective through 2023. No later than June 30, 2015, ARB and the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission may adopt revisions to the criteria and requirements for CVRP such as a phase down of the rebate based on cumulative sales levels, eligibility limitations based on income, or other revisions to increase participation rates. For more information, including a list of eligible vehicles and other requirements, see the CVRP website.

Incentive Administrator: Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers rebates for the purchase or lease of qualified vehicles. Qualified vehicles are light-duty zero emission vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved or certified. The rebates are for up to $5,000 for fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), $2,500 for battery electric vehicles, $1,500 for PHEVs, and $900 for zero emission motorcycles. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals, business owners, and government entities in California that purchase or lease new eligible vehicles. Residents of San Diego County may be eligible for a preapproved rebate through the CVRP Rebate Now pilot. Manufacturers must apply to ARB to have their vehicles included in the CVRP.

 

Individuals are eligible for the rebate based on gross annual income, as stated on the individual's federal tax return. Individuals with a gross annual income above the following thresholds are only eligible for rebates for FCEVs:

$150,000 for single filers
$204,000 for head-of-household filers
$300,000 for joint filers

 

For individuals with low and moderate household incomes of less than or equal to 300% of the federal poverty level, rebates are increased by $2,000, for a total rebate amount of up to $7,000. Increased rebates are available for ARB-approved FCEVs, PHEVs, and battery electric vehicles. ARB must provide outreach to low income households and communities to raise awareness about CVRP. Through January 1, 2022, ARB must prioritize rebate payments for low income applicants.

 

ARB determines annual funding amounts for the CVRP, which is expected to be effective through 2023. ARB must submit a report to the State Legislature on the environmental and economic impacts of the CVRP by December 31, 2018. For more information, including information on income verification, a list of eligible vehicles, and instructions on how to apply, see the CVRP website.

 

(Reference Assembly Bill 2885, 2018, and California Health and Safety Code 44274 and 44258)

Incentive Administrator: California Air Resources Board (ARB)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

A tax credit is available for the purchase of a new qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle that draws propulsion using a traction battery that has at least five kilowatt-hours (kWh) of capacity, uses an external source of energy to recharge the battery, has a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 14,000 pounds, and meets specified emission standards. The minimum credit amount is $2,500, and the credit may be up to $7,500, based on each vehicle's traction battery capacity and the gross vehicle weight rating. The credit will begin to be phased out for each manufacturer in the second quarter following the calendar quarter in which a minimum of 200,000 qualified plug-in electric drive vehicles have been sold by that manufacturer for use in the United States. This tax credit applies to vehicles acquired after December 31, 2009. For more information, including qualifying vehicles and sales by manufacturer, see the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Plug-In Electric Vehicle Credit website. Also refer to IRS Form 8936, which is available via the IRS Forms and Publications website.

Incentive Administrator: IRS
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Loss Reserve Program financing allows property owners to borrow funds to pay for energy improvements, including purchasing and installing EVSE. The borrower repays the financing over a defined period of time through a special assessment on the property. Local governments in California are authorized to establish PACE programs. Property owners must agree to a contractual assessment on the property tax bill, have a clean property title, and be current on property taxes and mortgages. Financing limits are 15% of the first $700,000 of the property value and 10% of the remaining property value. For more information, see the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority PACE Loss Reserve Program website. (Reference California Public Resources Code26004-26082)

Incentive Administrator: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Black Hills Energy offers residential customers a $500 rebate for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 EVSE. For more information, including application details, see the Ready EV page. 

 

Incentive Administrator: Black Hills Energy
Incentive: Financial Incentive, Utility Incentive

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) offers EVSE rebates for school facilities. Participating schools have the option to own, operate, and maintain EVSE, or have PG&E-owned EVSE installed. Rebates are available up to $11,500 for single port Level 2 EVSE or up to $15,500 for dual port Level 2 EVSE, with 40% of funds allocated to disadvantaged communities. For more information, including eligibility requirements and funding availability, see the PG&E EV program website.

Incentive Administrator: PG&E
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Pacific Gas and Electric's (PG&E) Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Parks program provides EVSE at state parks and beaches for fleet and public usage. PG&E will own, operate, and maintain EVSE and associate network fees for a period up to eight years. A minimum of 25% of funds must be allocated to disadvantaged communities. For more information, including funding availability, see the PG&E EV program website.

Incentive Administrator: PG&E
Incentive: Utility Incentive

Travelers Insurance offers up to a 10% discount on most major coverages for those who drive hybrid vehicles or boats. A complete VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is required to validate vehicle eligibility.

Incentive Administrator: Travelers Insurance
Incentive: Insurance Incentive

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) offers rebates up to $1,500 to residential electric customers for the purchase of eligible used PEVs. Additional terms and conditions apply. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Charge Up L.A.! website.

Incentive Administrator: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

PCE and Peninsula Family Service (PFS) offer $4,000 to qualified San Mateo County residents to be used as a down payment for the purchase of a used PHEV. To be eligible, San Mateo County residents must meet maximum annual income requirements, be able to charge the PHEV at home or work, and qualify for a PFS vehicle loan. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information, see the  DriveForward Electricwebsite.

Incentive Administrator: Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE)
Incentive: Utility Incentive

The Sacramento Emergency Clean Air and Transportation (SECAT) Program provides grants to offset the costs of zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles that reduce on-road emissions within the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba in California. Eligible projects include the purchase of battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks, buses, and shuttles. Other advanced technology implementation projects may also qualify. For more information, including current funding opportunities, see the SECAT website. (Reference California Health and Safety Code 44299.50-44299.55)

Point of Contact 
Kristian Damkier 
Associate Air Quality Engineer 
Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District 
Phone: (916) 874-4892 
kdamkier@airquality.org 
http://www.airquality.org/residents/incentive-programs/truck-replacement-secat-program

Incentive Administrator: Sacramento Emergency Clean Air and Transportation
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Through the California Bureau of Automotive Repair's (Bureau) Consumer Assistance Program (CAP), the owner of a personal motor vehicle may receive $1,000 to retire the vehicle early from operation and purchase a replacement vehicle that meets emission fuel economy and model year requirements. Applicants must provide proof of a failed smog test and may retire up to two vehicles annually. Low-income eligible applicants may receive $1,500 to retire the vehicle and must provide proof of a completed smog test, pass or fail. An eligible vehicle must be registered in the state without substantial lapse for at least two years prior to retirement. The owner must retire the vehicle at a dismantler under contract with the Bureau. The Bureau also offers financial assistance of up to $500 toward emissions-related repairs for vehicles remaining in service that cannot pass the biennial smog check inspection. For more information, additional eligibility requirements, eligible replacement vehicles, and application materials, see the CAP website. (Reference California Health and Safety Code 44062.3 and 44125)

Incentive Administrator: California Bureau of Automotive Repair's Consumer Assistance Program (CAP)
Incentive: Financial Incentive

 

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District administer the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP) Pilot Retire and Replace program, providing incentives to replace a vehicle eligible for retirement with a more fuel-efficient vehicle. Used vehicles must be no more than eight years old and applicants must live in the San Joaquin Valley or South Coast air basins. Eligible replacement vehicles must meet a minimum fuel economy average by model year or average at least 35 miles per gallon (mpg). Alternative fuel vehicles are also eligible, including plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) and zero emission vehicles (ZEVs). Funding for alternative transportation mobility options, such as public transportation or car sharing, is also available in lieu of purchasing another vehicle. The incentive amounts vary by income level as compared to the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and replacement vehicle type.

Residents living in disadvantaged communities may be eligible for higher incentive amounts. For more information, including eligible vehicles and applicable requirements, see the California Air Resources Board EFMP website. (Reference California Health and Safety Code 44062.3 and 44125)

Incentive Administrator: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the South Coast Air Quality Management District
Incentive: Financial Incentive

The California Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program offers vouchers of up to $50,000 for the purchase of zero-emission vehicles, infrastructure, planning, outreach, and operations projects in low-income and disadvantaged communities. For more information, see the Clean Mobility Options website.

Incentive Administrator: Clean Mobility Options
Incentive: Financial Incentive

ZEVs and near-ZEVs may exceed the state's gross vehicle weight limits by an amount equal to the difference of the weight of the near-zero emission or zero emission powertrain and the weight of a comparable diesel tank and fueling system, up to 2,000 pounds. A ZEV is defined as a vehicle that produces no criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, or greenhouse gas emissions when stationary or operating. A near-ZEV is a vehicle that uses zero emission technologies, uses technologies that provide a pathway to zero emission operations, or incorporates other technologies that significantly reduce vehicle emissions. (Reference California Business and Professions Code 12725 and California Vehicle Code 35551)

Incentive Administrator: State of California
Incentive: Financial Incentive

Zero-emission transit buses are exempt from state sales and use taxes when sold to public agencies eligible for the Low Emission Truck and Bus Purchase Vouchers. This exemption expires January 1, 2024. (Reference Assembly Bill 784, 2019)

Incentive Administrator: State of California
Incentive: Financial Incentive