EV Incentives

If you’re in the market for a new car, make sure you check out all the incentives available for drivers who choose an electric vehicle (EV). When you buy or lease an EV, you can save thousands in rebates and tax credits. You’ll also be contributing to the positive environmental and public health benefits of electric transportation.

State and Federal Incentives

A new, time-of-sale reward is now available to all California residents. This reward applies to the purchase or lease of new all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. Visit the site for a list of eligible vehicles and participating retailers.

Get cash rebates of up to $2,000 and an additional $2,500 for qualifying customers.  Qualifying is easy - purchase or lease a new eligible plug-in EV and register it in California. A minimum 30-month lease or ownership is required. Visit the site for more information and a list of eligible vehicles.

Federal Tax Credit: Get a new EV and a break on your taxes! You can receive a federal tax credit up to $7,500 based on EV's battery capacity and tax rebate eligibility.

Looking for even more savings? Make sure to visit DriveClean and GoEletricDrive.com. Simply select your location to find incentives for the purchase or lease of an EV in your area.

Assistance for Income-Qualifying Households

Clean Vehicle Assistance Program: This program provides grants and affordable financing to help income-qualified Californians purchase or lease a new or used hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle. The program goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all. Visit the site for eligibility information.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: Get cash rebates of up to $2,000 and an additional $2,500 for qualifying customers.  Visit the site for more information on how to qualify.

Schools and First Responders

Champions for Clean Air Rebate: School district employees and first responders play an invaluable role in shaping the minds of the future and keeping San Diego safe. We’d like to celebrate their accomplishments and service by offering a $1,000 rebate toward an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

To qualify, you must be a school district employee or first responder who resides and works in the SDG&E service territory. Visit the site for more information on eligibility and how to apply.

Environmental Benefits

Did you know that approximately 41% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation? In San Diego alone, that percentage is even higher — about 50%. By choosing to drive an EV, you become a valued environmental steward and commit to tackling air pollution.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane stickers: As an EV driver, an additional benefit for both the environment and to help you get around quicker, is access to the HOV/carpool lane. Certain EV drivers can use the carpool lane as a single occupant with a carpool sticker. Visit the site to find out what vehicles qualify and how to apply.