Description: Programs offered by state air pollution agencies and administered by participating electric utilities or community choice energy services can provide incentives and rebates to prospective buyers of Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles.
In California, for example, two programs offer a combination of rewards and incentives. The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) has promoted clean vehicle adoption by offering rebates and incentives since its creation in 2010. Current (2021) incentives of up to $9,500 are available for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles, including electric, plug-in hybrid electric and fuel cell vehicles. A second program, the California Clean Fuel Reward, offers up to $750 (reduced from $1,500 effective November 1, 2021) on the purchase or lease of an eligible new BEV or PHEV vehicle.
Goal: Electric vehicle (EV) rebates to facilitate a transition to EVs and reduce CO2 emissions
Measurement: Increase in number of EVs
Time to Implement: Varies depending on legislation and agency rule making
California Clean Fuel Reward Program
California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
California Incentives Search Engine
California Air Resources Board – Transportation Electrification Programs
SMUD- Drive Electric and Save
Bay Area Air Quality Management District – Clean Cars for All
Electric Vehicle Incentives – PG&E