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EV purchases come with additional state and federal incentives and tax credits. There also are several rebate programs and organizations for counties and cities focused on EV assistance.

Federal Tax Credits:

The federal government tax credits range from $2,500 – $7,500.

California Incentives and Rebates:

California Incentives and Rebates:

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Installation Rebates for Residential & Commercial EV Charging Stations

Eligible Silicon Valley Power (SVP) customers may receive a rebate of up to $1,000 for the purchase and installation of a new, qualified Level 2 electric vehicle charging station. SVP’s program is limited to 2 charging station rebates per residential account.

The Transportation Authority of Marin offers a EV equipment grant program to assist public agencies that install employee-only or publicly accessible EV charging stations. Based on a first-come first-serve basis until funds are depleted. Provides matching funds of 88.25% of the complete installation up to $1,500 for one Level 1 charger (per charging head) or up to $3,000 for one Level 2 charger (per charging head)

Customers of Alameda Municipal Power can receive a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase and installation of a new, qualifying level 2 (240-volt) home charging station.

Power up your ride with a FREE smart electric vehicle charger for your home. You pay upfront for 50% of the charger cost, sales tax, a $50 shipping and handling fee, plus any installation costs. After your charger is installed and activated, SCP credits back your initial payment minus any installation costs. All chargers are Level 2 (32-40 amp) smart, internet-connected, devices that are eligible to participate in SCP’s GridSavvy Community!

Roseville Electric offers a $500 rebate to customers who install a new Level 2 (240-volt) electric vehicle home charging station. The charger must be installed at the same residence the electric vehicle is registered at to be eligible for the rebate. Customers enrolled in the Electric Rate Assistance Program (ERAP) are eligible for a $750 rebate.

The Modesto Irrigation District is offering a rebate of up to $500 on Level 2 electric vehicle charging stations for residential and commercial customers. This EV charger rebate program is a pilot program and has a limited budget. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis, until funds are depleted.

Redding Electrical Utility (REU) offers rebates of up to $500 for Level 2 (208-volt or 240-volt) electric vehicle charging stations that are permitted and installed at a residence with a REU service account.

LADWP is expanding its support of electric transportation with Charge Up LA! The program offers LADWP residential customers rebates to help offset the cost of chargers for electric vehicles (EV). Eligible customers may receive a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase of a qualified Level 2 (240-volt) charger.

Anaheim Public Utilities is offering rebates to customers who install Level 2 (240-volt) plug-in electric vehicle chargers at their residences or businesses. Customers will be reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses up to $500 per charger. Eligible expenses include: the price of the charger and installation costs. In addition to the $500 rebate, we will waive the City’s permit fees related to the installation of the EV charger.

Residential customers who install a Level 2 (240V) EV charger are eligible for a $500 rebate from Burbank Water and Power (BWP). Applicants must be an active BWP electric customer or charge their vehicle at a location with an active BWP electric account.

Glendale Water & Power (GWP) offers rebates of up to $500 for residential customer for the installation of a Level 2 (240-volt) home charging station. Reimbursement is for out-of-pocket expenses for the charger, installation, and permit fees.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) has established a residential Electric Vehicle (EV) charging incentive pilot program to offset Level 2 (240v) EV charger hardware costs. This program will be available to residents within the SCAQMD’s four-county jurisdiction. The program will provide an incentive to buy-down the cost of residential chargers, which typically range from $400-$800. The program will be implemented on a first come, first served basis and will provide up to $250 for the cost of hardware for Level 2 residential chargers. An additional incentive of up to $250 is available for low-income residents.

Utility Incentives

Residential EV Charging Stations Special Rates

With SMUD’s Time-Of-Day (TOD) rate, plug-in electric vehicle owners can receive an additional 1.5₵ per kWh discount for charging your EV between midnight and 6 a.m. every day, all year long. This discount applies to all household electricity use during those hours. For a SMUD account to receive the EV discount, a plug-in electric vehicle must be registered with the DMV using the same service address as the SMUD account.

Customers who choose to switch from the residential electricity rate to a time-of-use (TOU) rate can save on monthly energy costs. With TOU rates, electricity costs vary based on the time of day when energy is used. During periods when electricity demand is low, customers are charged off-peak rates, which are often much lower than rates charged during other periods. The off peak period is typically during the night time, when the majority of electric vehicle drivers charge at home

Battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle owners living in Burbank who charge their vehicles at night can benefit from the savings of a time-of-use (TOU) electric rate. TOU rates vary depending on the time of the day, and offer a lower rate at night. Burbank Water and Power currently offers a TOU rate only to residents that own one or more electric vehicles and charge at home.

Electric power purchased during peak hours is more expensive than off-peak power. In an effort to help customers better manage energy their costs, Riverside Public Utilities offers its Domestic Time-of-Use Tiered Rate. This special rate can be especially helpful for electric vehicle owners who are able to charge during off-peak hours. On January 1, 2019, Riverside Public Utilities (RPU) will begin offering customers an opportunity to charge their all-electric vehicles (EV) using a separate meter provided by the Utility in Single Family Dwelling Units concurrently served under Schedule D Domestic Service.

If you drive an electric or Plug-in Hybrid, you can save money with an EV time-of-use (TOU) pricing plan by programming your car to charge during the lowest-priced time period. Electricity prices are as low as 9 cents per kWh when you charge your car during the Super Off-Peak hours between midnight and 6 am.

EV-TOU, a plan for just your electric vehicle: Save money by charging your EV at night during Off-Peak hours. This plan requires a separate meter for your EV and tracks your EV electricity use separately, while your home remains on the Standard Plan. For this plan, you’ll need to choose an electrician to install the second meter at your expense, which is why most customers prefer the EV-TOU-2 or EV-TOU-5 plan.

EV-TOU-2, a plan for your home and electric vehicle: Save money by charging your EV and shifting your home energy use to the lowest-priced Off-Peak hours. Managing your home energy use is easy on an EV plan; just program your car to charge during Off-Peak hours, and use your clothes washer/dryer, dishwasher, pool pump, etc. during the same Off-Peak hours. This plan uses your existing household meter to track both your home and EV electricity usage.

EV-TOU-5, a plan for your home and electric vehicle: This new plan is similar to EV-TOU-2 but the On-Peak and Off-Peak pricing is reduced by one cent kW/h and the Super Off-Peak rate is reduced to just 9¢ kW/h when you pay a Basic Monthly Service Fee of $16. Super Off-Peak hours are midnight to 6 am weekdays, and midnight to 2 pm on weekends and holidays.

If you are able to manage your energy habits, SCE’s time-of-use (TOU) plans may be the best fit for your home. Rates on a TOU plan are based on the time of day and the season. TOU plans can help you manage your energy costs by taking advantage of lower rates during off-peak and super off-peak periods. These off peak period are typically during the night time, when the majority of electric vehicle drivers charge at home.

Home refueling is a very convenient way for NGV owners to fill up their vehicles. A home refueling appliance installed at your home uses the existing natural gas and existing electrical supply to refuel your NGV overnight.

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) offers a special residential NGV billing rate for customers who choose this option. Refueling your NGV at home at this rate may yield a lower refueling cost compared with using a public station.

Although the installation of a home refueling appliance is straightforward, professional installation is required. More information is available from manufacturers of these products and from some car dealers who sell NGVs.

EV Purchase Rebates

Buy a used (pre-owned) battery electric vehicle (BEV) and you may be eligible for a cash rebate of up to $1,500. This rebate only applies to used all-electric vehicles with a purchase price below $22,000.

Standard BEV Rebate: $1,000  |  Income-Qualified BEV Rebate: $1,500

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District provides incentives of up to $9,500 for low-income Bay Area residents to retire their qualified operating and registered 1996 or older vehicle and replace it with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, Battery-Electric, or to get a Clipper Card for public transit. Applicants must have an annual household income less than or equal to 400 percent of the federal poverty level to be eligible. Visit the program website for more information about eligibility requirements.

The MCEv Program is helping to lower the price of new and used electric vehicles (EVs) for low-income qualifying customers with a $3,500 EV rebate. Both purchased and leased EVs are eligible. Within the same application, MCE can also help qualifying customers combine this rebate with the States Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for a total rebate of $7,000 to $8,000 on a new electric vehicle. See program website for details on eligibility.

Rebates of up to $1,500 are now available for qualifying used electric vehicles (EVs) purchased within 12 months of application submittal. The Program now offers up to an additional $1,000 rebate for applicants who reside in a home that is participating in the Lifeline or EZ-SAVE Low Income Customer Assistance programs, for a total rebate amount of up to $2,500. While you do not need to be an LADWP account holder to apply for the rebate, your permanent residence must receive power from LADWP.

Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is committed to the adoption of electric vehicles by offering incentives to customers who drive plug-in electric vehicles and install charging stations at their homes and businesses.

  • Customers can receive a rebate up to $250 when they purchase or lease a new or used plug-in electric vehicle (EV).
  • Customers can receive an additional $250 bonus rebate if they purchase or lease an EV from a Pasadena auto dealer. Note: Since Tesla relies on a direct-sale business model where the transaction is completed entirely online, the Pasadena auto dealer bonus will not apply.

An additional $1,000 is available for customers currently participating in PWP’s income-qualifying programs.

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Programs is designed to encourage the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles and to increase awareness of the benefits associated with driving a clean vehicle. The program provides rebates to City of Riverside residents who purchase or lease a qualified new alternative fuel vehicle from an auto dealership within the City.

Plug-in hybrid, hybrid, and compressed natural gas vehicles are not eligible for this program.

  • Electric Vehicle Rebate – $500
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Rebate – $500
  • Neighborhood Electric Vehicle (NEV) – $250

Electric Motorcycles – $250

Turlock Irrigation District is offering a $500 rebate to customers that purchase a qualifying new or used zero-emission Battery-Electric. Customers enrolled in the CARES program will receive an additional $700 per vehicle. The program is limited to 2 electric vehicle rebates per residential account.

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Parking and Toll Lanes

Discounts are offered to carpools, motorcycles, and eligible Clean Air Vehicles (CAV) during commute hours on all Bay Area toll bridges and toll-free travel in express lanes when using FasTrak correctly.

Electric vehicle chargers in City of Sacramento parking garages are available for use by the public. Daily parking rates apply at all locations, however there is no additional cost to plug in, with the exception of the Sacramento Valley Station (Lot 293). Electric vehicles parked on the street are still subject to posted parking regulations, including payment of meter fees. To qualify for the Electric Vehicle Parking Program, vehicles must be 100 percent electric. Hybrid vehicles do not qualify for the electric vehicle program. To determine if your vehicle is eligible, DMV must designate your vehicle as being all electric.

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Free metered parking at silver post meters for 100% alternative fuel vehicles in Hermosa Beach (includes all electric, CNG, or hydrogen fuel; does not include hybrid or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles). Vehicles may park for the maximum time limit (generally 2-3 hours).

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On February 12th, 2019, the City Council approved proposed changes to extend the free metered parking privilege to expired white and green decal holders through the duration of the Clean Air Vehicle program, which is set to expire in 2025. Properly displayed orange, purple, red, green, and white Clean Air Vehicle decals; ZEV decals allow you to park at any on-street, metered parking space in Santa Monica without charge for the maximum amount of time allowed by that meter. In other words, if you’re at a 2-hour meter, you can park there free for 2 hours, but beyond that, you’re subject to ticketing for overstaying your welcome.

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Plug-in all electric vehicles are exempt from meter fees at the lots in Creek Park and Pine Street in San Anselmo, but are subject to time limits.

Insurance Incentives

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.

Farmers Insurance offers 10% discount on all major coverages for those who drive hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles. Battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, ethanol, methanol or propane vehicles qualify.

Rebate value is for informational purposes only. Please visit program website for eligibility and current value.


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