Other Grants and Rebates

Learn about other grants for electric cars and charging.

Grant Options
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CVRP
$1,500-$7,000
CVAP
$2,500-$5,000
$2,500-$5,000
up to $2,000
*
DCAP
$2,500-$5,000
$2,500-$5,000
up to $2,000
**
Federal Tax Credit
up to $7,500
MCEv
$3,500
Drive Forward Electric
$2,000
PGE Clean Fuel Rebate
$800
$800
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***

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

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

***Only eligible if any previous owner(s) did not receive a rebate.

Vehicles

California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)

The California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project offers rebates of up to $7,000 for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles.

Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP)

The Clean Vehicle Assistance Program provides grants up to $5,000 and affordable financing to help low-income Californians purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Our goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all who qualify.

A rebate of up to $2,000 is also available for participants to purchase and install a home charger.”

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 $20,000
  • With an interest rate of up to 8%
  • Up to 60 months repayment
  • 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.

FastTrak 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

The MCEv Program is helping MCE customers to lower the price of new and used electric vehicles (EVs) for low-income qualifying customers with a $3,500 EV rebate (post-purchase). Both purchased and leased EVs are eligible. MCE can also help qualifying customers to combine this rebate with other incentives for a total discount of up to $11,800 for a new EV.

Peninsula Clean Energy – Drive Forward Electric

The Peninsula Clean Energy DriveForward Electric Program is making it more affordable for income-qualifying San Mateo County residents to purchase a used electric vehicle (EV) by providing a vehicle incentive up to $4,000. Only $2,000 can be stacked with Clean Cars for All.

Pacific Gas and Electric – Clean Fuel Rebate

PG&E customers with EVs are eligible to receive an $800 Clean Fuel Rebate for their use of electricity as a clean transportation fuel.

Charging

City of Mountain View – Charging Station Financing

CaliforniaFIRST offers low-cost, long-term, 100 percent up-front financing for residential and commercial energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades that are permanently affixed to the property. Eligible buildings include single-family homes, multi-family buildings (5 or more units), and commercial/industrial properties.

Sonoma Clean Power – GridSavvy

SCP provides a free 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.

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.

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.

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

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