Resources for PEV Buyers

Below find information about car makes and models, rebates, tax credits, and other programs and resources that can ease the transition from an ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle to a battery electric vehicle or a hybrid.

Nissan Leaf Limited Time Discount

Nissan is offering qualifying UC Davis affiliates the opportunity to buy a new Nissan Leaf with a $3,000 rebate in addition to the $7,500 Federal tax incentive. The discount expires January 2 2019. Check out the flyer!
Nissan Leaf Discount

BMW Corporate Sales Program

BMW is offering qualifying UC Davis affiliates the opportunity to buy or lease a new BMW or MINI with exclusive rebates. Check out the flyers below!
BMW Discount
BMW Discount Terms and Details


University of California Affiliates – New Incentive Alert

BMW is offering lease and purchase incentives (up to $2000) on electric vehicles to UC affiliates, good until January 2, 2019. Additionally, eligible BMW i3 owners can sign up for BMW’s ChargeNow Program, which includes 30 minutes of free DC fast charging and 1 hour of free Level 2 charging at all EVgo charge points. This offer must be redeemed by signing up before December 31, 2018 and is good for 24 months.

BMW 2018 Incentives

ChargeNow Program





General Resources

EV Explorer – A customizable and interactive tool for consumers to compare fueling and charging costs across vehicle models

Plug-in America’s EV Shopping Assistant

State Incentive Map

Incentives Search – Search for available incentives for electric vehicles by location, incentive type, and vehicle technology

Summary of California incentives

Electric Vehicles 101

ElectroMotiveLA – Information on vehicles, charging, and incentives for the Los Angeles Region

Electric Vehicle Explorer Tool

Cars: Makes and Models

Electric Car models

Plug-in Hybrid models

More Cars – and prices

Battery Electric Vehicles – General Information

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles – General Information

Buying Guide

Consumer Reports on Electric Vehicles

Drive Clean’s Vehicle Comparison Guide

Rebate Programs

CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – information from the Air Resources Board

CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – Application and list of Eligible Vehicles

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) – Electric Vehicle General Information

SMUD Residential Charge Free for a Year Electric Vehicle Rebate Application

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) – Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program

Riverside Rebate Program

Burbank Water and Power – Rebate Program Information

Burbank Water and Power – EV Charger Rebate Application

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project statistics from the CVRP website

Tax Credit Program

Many owners of electric vehicles (EVs) may be eligible for an income tax credit.

  • Federal Tax Credit for All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles – Eligible Vehicles
  • Qualified Plug-in Electric Drive Motor Vehicle Credit – Form 8936

Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) Decals – High Occupany Vehicle (HOV) Lane

Being approved for a CAV Decal enables drivers of eligible cars to use the Carpool Lane as a single driver.

How to apply for a CAV Decal and FAQ

Eligible Vehicles

Vehicles that meet clean air exhaust standards are eligible for a red CAV decal, which is valid until January 2019


Many utilities offer special off-peak usage rates for owners of Electric Vehicles.

General Information 

Charge Station Map

Types of Charging Stations

Do I need a Level 1 or Level 2 Charger at home?


San Diego Gas & Electric: Electric Vehicle Rates

Pacific Gas & Electric: Electric Vehicle Rate Plans

Southern California Edison: Electric Vehicle Rates

California Consumer Assistance Programs

Vehicle Retirement and Repair Assistance

Consumer Assistance Program Application

Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program – Scrap and Replace for San Joaquin Valley and South Coast Air Quality Districts

Recycling EV Batteries

Statistics and Data

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – StatisticsMap

Veloz PEV Sales Dashboard