Other Grants and Rebates


Learn about other grants for electric cars and charging.

Grant Options
Other Programs New EV Used EV EV Charging Stackable with Clean Cars for All?
up to $2,000
Federal Tax Credit
up to $7,500
up to $4,000
MCE EV Instant Rebate
PG&E Pre-Owned EV Rebate
PCE Used EV Rebate

*Incentives are not stackable but low interest loans may be available.

**Incentives are not stackable but low interest loans may be available.

Access Clean California (ACC): ACC is a statewide project that connects income-qualified residents with clean energy and transportation benefits. Use their Benefits Finder tool to check if you qualify for other local or state benefits that may are stackable with Clean Cars for All.


California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offered rebates of up to $7,500 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles. CVRP closed on November 8, 2023 and does not plan on reopening.

Driving Clean Assistance Program (DCAP)

Through a partnership with the California Air Resources Board, CHDC is proud to offer the opportunities for customers to purchase a used reliable advanced technology vehicle.

  • Up to $5,000 buy down
  • Plus special financing up to $30,000
  • With an interest rate of up to 8%
  • Financing through Travis Credit Union and Beneficial State Bank

A rebate of up to $2,000 is also available for participants to purchase and install a home charger. DCAP cannot be stacked with Clean Cars for All.

FasTrak Discount

Eligible Clean Air Vehicles (CAVs) receive discounts on all state-owned Bay Area toll bridges (but not the Golden Gate Bridge) and toll-free travel in express lanes.

Federal Tax Credit

All-electric and plug-in hybrid cars purchased in or after 2010 may be eligible for a federal income tax credit of up to $7,500. The credit amount will vary based on the capacity of the battery used to power the vehicle and the manufacturer of the vehicle.

High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Access

The Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) program is administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in partnership with the California Air Resources Board (ARB). The program authorizes a qualifying vehicle that meets specified emissions standards to be issued a CAV decal to allow single occupancy use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV or carpool) lanes.

Note: For a vehicle purchased on or after January 1, 2018, the DMV cannot issue a CAV decal to an applicant who has received a consumer rebate through the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). An applicant whose gross annual income is above specified thresholds must choose between a CAV decal or a CVRP rebate.

MCEv Program

MCE offers up to $3,500 toward the purchase or lease of a new or used EV or PHEV for eligible customers at participating dealerships. To be eligible, must be an MCE customer, located in MCE’s service area, purchase or lease a qualifying new or used EV or plug-in hybrid from a participating dealership, keep your EV for at least 24 consecutive months after the vehicle purchase or lease date, and either be enrolled in a specific low-income program (a list of the programs is available on their website) or meet income qualifications. Rebate can only be applied at the point of purchase by participating dealers. For more information, visit MCE EV Instant Rebates or contact the EV Instant Rebate support team at (628) 272-9910.

Pacific Gas and Electric – Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

PG&E Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle program offers all qualifying electric service customers two levels of incentives when they purchase or lease a preowned battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle. A $1,000 standard rebate or a Rebate Plus option of $4,000 for applicants who meet specific income-based requirements.

Peninsula Clean Energy – Used EV Rebate Program

Residents living in San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos can receive a rebate of up to $2,000 to offset the purchase price of a used EV. Residents do not need to apply prior to purchasing their EV to be eligible, but must ensure they meet eligibility requirements and their used EV is eligible.


MCE Sync

MCE Sync is a smart phone app managed by EV.Energy that automates customers' home EV charging to use the least expensive and cleanest energy on the grid, while fully charging their EVs when they need it. Participants earn a one-time $50 enrollment bonus and up to $10 monthly for smart charging their EV. The average household with an EV will also save an additional $100 per year on their electricity bills! To be eligible for MCE Sync, you must be an MCE customer located in MCE’s service area and have a compatible EVs or home chargers (list of compatible EVs and chargers is available on their website). You can be enrolled in any residential electricity rate plan; greater bill savings may be seen on an EV or other Time-of-Use rate. 

Pacific Gas and Electric – Electric Vehicle Rate Plans

PG&E offers two electric vehicle rate plans for residential customers. Home Charging, EV2-A combines your vehicle's electricity costs with those of your residence. EV-B involves the installation of another meter, which separates your vehicle's electricity costs from those of your home.

Pacific Gas and Electric – Empower EV

PG&E’s Empower EV Program offers income-eligible households up to $2,500 in financial incentives. The program extends to qualifying customers in single-family households who have recently purchased or leased an EV within six months prior to applying to the program.

Sonoma Clean Power – GridSavvy

SCP provides a Level 2 (32-40 amp) smart, internet-connected charger to eligible customers.

Customers pay upfront for 50% of the charger cost, sales tax, a $50 shipping and handling fee, plus any installation costs. After the charger is installed and activated, SCP credits back the initial payment minus any installation costs.


Contra Costa County e-bike Rebate

The Contra Costa County e-bike Rebate offers rebates of $150 to $500 to Contra Costa County residents. Applicants can apply for a new e-bike purchased within the last 6 months, and one rebate is permitted per person and one rebate per home residence.  The e-bike rebate is $150 for eligible applicants; for income qualified, the rebate is $300; and for those income qualified and reside in Antioch, Bay point, Concord, Pittsburg, Richmond, or San Pablo applicants are eligible for the $500 rebate.

State of California – Consumer Assistance Program Vehicle Retirement

The Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) is administered by the Bureau of Automotive Repair. The purpose of CAP is to improve California's air quality by reducing vehicle emissions. If you own an operational vehicle that recently passed or failed a Smog Check inspection, you may be eligible to receive an incentive to retire your vehicle. Participants may not receive funding from Clean Cars for All if they receive funding from CAP for the same vehicle being retired (based on Vehicle Identification Number).

  • Income-eligible consumers who meet program eligibility requirements may receive $1,500
  • All other eligible consumers may receive $1,000

Vehicle Buy Back Program 

The Vehicle Buy Back Program (VBB) will pay Bay Area residents $1,200 to scrap their operable, registered 1998 or older vehicle. For your vehicle to be eligible, it must meet Vehicle Eligibility Requirements and pass a Vehicle Eligibility Inspection (we website for complete details). Participants may not receive funding from Clean Cars for All if they receive funding from VBB for the same vehicle being retired (based on Vehicle Identification Number).

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