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
Clean Fuel Reward: A time-of-sale reward of up to $750 is 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.
Clean Vehicle Rebate: 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.
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.
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.