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Federal, state and local incentives can reduce the cost of purchasing or leasing a used EV from us by thousands of dollars. The eligibility rules and application processes vary from program to program, and can be quite complex. We work with you to make sure the process goes smoothly and you get the maximum allowable benefit. 

The chart below displays the discounted cost of a used $20,000 (pre-tax) EV for a family of four with a relatively-modest annual income (less than $140,000) in San Mateo County. After Federal, PG&E and PCE incentives, the $20,000 EV only costs $10,000. The incentives available in other locations and for other income groups may be somewhat more or somewhat less.

Highlights of a few key incentives programs available to residents of the SF Bay Area are provided below. Be sure to review terms and conditions carefully yourself.

Federal

Internal Revenue Service Used Clean Vehicle Credit

  • US resident

  • Discount applied at point of sale; customer responsible for income eligibility

  • Purchase from licensed dealer like eMotion Autos

  • Purchase price less than $25,000

  • At least two model years old, battery at least 7kWh

  • BEV or PHEV: 30% of purchase price up to $4000 if income qualified

  • Can be “stacked” with state and local programs

State

California Air Resources Board (CARB) Clean Cars For All (CC4A) REVISED PROGRAM LAUNCHED MARCH 2024

  • CA resident (administered by air quality districts including BAAQMD)

  • Application/approval prior to purchase; discount applied at point of sale

  • Purchase or lease from authorized dealer

  • BEV and PHEV: $9500 to $12000 depending on income and zipcode

  • Less than 8 years old, less than 75,000 miles

  • Must retire 2007 or older operating ICE vehicle

  • Can be “stacked” with federal or local programs

Vehicle Retirement Consumer Assistance Program (CAP)

  • CA resident

  • $1000 to $1500 depending on income for retiring old car

  • Must deliver old car to licensed dismantler

  • Can be “stacked” with federal or local programs

Community Housing Development Corporation Driving Clean Assistance Program (DCAP) OUT OF FUNDS AS OF MARCH 2024

  • Low income resident of disadvantaged communities in several California counties

  • Application/approval prior to purchase; discount applied at point of sale

  • Purchase or lease from licensed dealer like eMotion Autos

  • One loan or grant per applicant

  • Less than 8 years old, less than 75,000 miles

  • BEV and PHEV: Up to $30,000 in loan or $5,000 in grant, depending on vehicle and income

  • Can be “stacked” with federal or local programs


California Air Resources Board Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP) OUT OF FUNDS AS OF JUNE 2023, MAY REOPEN

California Air Resource Board (CARB) Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) NEW CARS ONLY

 

Local

Alameda Municipal Power

  • AMP customer

  • Application/approval less than six months after purchase

  • Purchase from private owner or licensed dealer like eMotion Autos

  • One rebate every five years

  • $1500 to $6000 depending on income

  • BEV only, $10,000 to $40,000, model year 2020 and older

  • Can be “stacked” with federal and state programs

 

Central Coast Community Energy

  • CCCE customer

  • Application/approval after purchase

  • Purchase from private owner or licensed dealer like eMotion Autos

  • One rebate per household

  • 2015 model year or newer

  • BEV: $1000 to $3000 depending on income

  • PHEV: $1000 to $2000 depending on income

  • Can be “stacked” with federal, state and PG&E programs

Marin Clean Energy

  • MCE customer

  • Application/approval prior to purchase/lease; discount applied at point of sale

  • Purchase or lease from authorized dealer like eMotion Autos

  • One rebate per household

  • $2000 for BEV or PHEV subject to income eligibility

  • Can be “stacked” with federal, state and PG&E programs

Pacific Gas and Electric

  • PG&E electric customer, direct or CCA

  • Application/approval within 180 days after purchase/lease

  • Purchase or 20+ month lease from private owner or licensed dealer like eMotion Autos

  • Up to 3 rebates over life of program

  • BEV and PHEV: $1000 to $4000 depending on income

  • Can be “stacked” with federal, state and CCA programs

 

Peninsula Clean Energy

  • San Mateo County (or Los Banos) resident

  • Application/approval prior to purchase; discount applied at point of sale

  • Purchase from authorized dealer like eMotion Autos

  • One rebate per household

  • $2000 for BEV or PHEV subject to income eligibility

  • Can be “stacked” with federal, state and PG&E programs

 

Silicon Valley Power

  • Silicon Valley Power customer enrolled in financial assistance

  • Application/approval within 60 days after purchase

  • Purchase from licensed dealer like eMotion Autos

  • One rebate per household every five years

  • PHEV: $1000 to $3000 depending on income and vehicle

  • BEV: $1500 to $3500 depending on income and vehicle

  • Model year more than 2 years old, $25000 or less, 7kW or more battery

  • Can be “stacked” with federal and state programs

City of Palo Alto Utilities NO USED EV INCENTIVES

 

East Bay Community Energy NO USED EV INCENTIVES

 

Silicon Valley Clean Energy NO USED EV INCENTIVES

The following sites include EV incentive calculators and/or directories. You may find them useful. Be sure to review terms and conditions carefully yourself since program changes are common.

Drive Clean
Electri
c for All
Pacific Gas and Electric
Plugstar

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