Check out the many cost-saving advantages of driving electric!
Check out the Clean Vehicle Rebate Program’s Savings Calculator to help you determine which incentives for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle!
Those of us in the sunshine state can get up to $7,000 toward the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle. This Clean Vehicle Rebate comes in the form of a single payment rebate check mailed directly to the applicant on a first-come, first-served basis generally within 90 days of approval. Both purchased or leased electric vehicles qualify. Click here for eligible EVs and their applicable rebate levels.
Monterey Bay Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
Monterey Bay Area residents may also be able to receive a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle through the Monterey Bay Air Resources District. Click here for information and availability.
Federal Tax Credit
Federal tax credits of up to $7,500 are available for eligible plug-in electric vehicles. The credit amount is determined by the size of the battery. Learn more here. This credit can be claimed at tax time, and car buyers are encouraged to consult with a tax professional to understand what this means to them.
Utility Incentive: PG&E
As of January 2017, PG&E customers with EVs are eligible to receive a $500 Clean Fuel Rebate for their use of electricity as a clean transportation fuel. Clean Fuel Rebate comes from a State of California program called the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is fighting climate change by encouraging the adoption of clean vehicle fuels such as electricity. PG&E earns credits in the program when customers use electricity at home to charge their electric vehicles. PG&E returns the value of these credits to its electric vehicle customers through the Clean Fuel Rebate.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Access
Electric vehicles qualify for a Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decal. This decal allows access to HOV lanes even if you are the only person in the vehicle. Find out more.