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.
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!
Clean Cars 4 All
This program is for lower-income consumers to shift from high-pollution vehicles to cleaner alternatives, such as cleaner technology vehicles and transit passes to reduce smog-forming pollutants. The incentive amounts are based on family income and replacement vehicle chosen. This program is currently available only to residents of San Joaquin and the South Coast.
Tune In and Tune Up
The district of San Joaquin is currently accepting applications for the Drive Clean! Rebate Program for residents of the valley and businesses for the purchase of lease of new, clean air vehicles. To be considered for this rebate the vehicle must be on this Eligible Vehicle List. Check out the Application Form.
Replace your Ride
Run by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, this program allows the replacement of a high-polluting vehicle with a newer vehicle, replace it with a hybrid or electric vehicle, or receive vouchers for rideshares or public transit passes. It is restricted to vehicle owners who reside in the jurisdiction of the South Coast Air Quality Management District who meet the income and vehicle requirements.
Check your Eligibility and Get started!
Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
This program, funded by California Climate Investments, provides grants and affordable financing to help income-qualified California residents to purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids can also include a free charging unit with installation support, up to a $2,000 value.
Although this program is currently closed, you can check your eligibility and submit an interest form until it is reopened later this year.
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
Incentives Search – Search for available incentives for electric vehicles by location, incentive type, and vehicle technology
Summary of California incentives
ElectroMotiveLA – Information on vehicles, charging, and incentives for the Los Angeles Region
MyGreenCar – A personalized app that allows comparisons between specific electric vehicles and current owned vehicles in terms of range, fuel costs, and charging needs
Fuel Economy – The official U.S. government source for fuel economy information
Cars: Makes and Models
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
Burbank Water and Power – Rebate Program Information
Burbank Water and Power – EV Charger Rebate Application
Tax Credit Program
Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) Decals – High Occupany Vehicle (HOV) Lane
Many utilities offer special off-peak usage rates for owners of Electric Vehicles.
San Diego Gas & Electric: Electric Vehicle Rates
Pacific Gas & Electric: Electric Vehicle Rate Plans
Southern California Edison: Electric Vehicle Rates
California Consumer Assistance Programs
Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program – Scrap and Replace for San Joaquin Valley and South Coast Air Quality Districts
Vehicle Financing Project – A financial assistance program for bay area residents in disadvantaged communities who are looking to purchase cleaner vehicles.
Recycling EV Batteries
Statistics and Data