Rebates & Tax Credits
California Rebate $2,000 or more
The current rebate amount is $2000 and is more for lower income drivers. The rebates are applicable for the lease or purchase of a new electric car. Rebates are also available for electric motorcycles and scooters. These rebates are not related to your taxes. Go to the Clean Vehicle Project website for details..
Clean Fuel Rebate - $800
An $800 rebate is available for each electric car leased or purchased by drivers who have a PG&E electricity account. Drivers who buy electricty from a CCA are also elligble. The rebate is funded by the State of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Go to Clean Fuel Rebate for details and to apply.
Federal Tax Credits - $7,500
Tax credits of up to $7500 for purchasing some plug-in vehicles are available and credits for installing wiring for charging vehicles maybe available. Consult your CPA for details on how these credits will apply to your situation.
A 30% Federal Tax Credit for installing charging connections retroactive to 2017 and until December 31, 2020 may apply. More info here http://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/10513
Lower electricity rates
Lower electicity rates for households with EVs are also available from PG&E and the CCAs. These non-tiered, time-of-use rates apply to the entire household electric bill and can result in a significant savings for EV drivers. The cost per kilowatt hour varies based on when the electricity is being used. For example, it costs much less to charge your car during the night. Both PG&E and CCA customers can sign up at the PG&E website.