Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Learn about grants for public agencies who purchase or lease new plug-in electric vehicles.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

This program aims to reduce air pollution in the Bay Area by incentivizing the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). Funded by the Transportation Fund for Clean Air (TFCA) Regional Fund, this streamlined incentive program provides funding to public agencies via vouchers that can be redeemed for the purchase or lease of qualifying vehicles. 

The FYE 2016 cycle closed on June 22, 2016. If you would like to be notified of future developments and solicitations for this program, please sign up to receive email notifications.

Rebates are available for the following vehicle types:

  • $2,500 per light-duty zero-emission vehicle, including battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel cell hydrogen vehicles (FCH);
  • $1,000 per light-duty plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV);
  • $500 per zero-emission neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV); and
  • $2,500 per zero-emission motorcycle (ZEM).

For a full list of pre-approved vehicles, please review the Approved List of Vehicles.


Only public agencies within the Air District’s jurisdiction are eligible. Non-public entities are encouraged to visit the webpages that provide information about grant opportunities for Businesses & Fleets and Residents.

How to Apply

  1. Review the PEV Rebate Program Requirements that contains a complete list of program and eligibility requirements.
  2. Attend a webinar to learn about the program and application process. This is not required but is encouraged.
  3. Review the Approved List of Vehicles to learn which vehicles are eligible for funding.
  4. Apply – In order to be considered complete, a copy of each application package must be submitted both online AND as a hard copy:
    • Online application: Submit the online form and upload the required attachments.
    • Hard copy: Print one copy of the completed online application form and mail the signed hard copy along with the required attachments. Only submit a hard copy of the W-9.

Workshops and Events

Three pre-application webinars have been held to discuss program requirements, the application process, the evaluation criteria, and grantee requirements. The most recent webinar presentation has been posted under the Resources section below.

Based on demand, additional webinars may be scheduled in the future.  A notice about additional pre-applications webinars will be sent via email to parties that have signed up to receive free TFCA email alerts.


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Natalie LaGuardia
Air Quality Technician II, Strategic Incentives


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