Electric Vehicle Incentives

The information on this page is current as of April 2, 2024. Please review the relevant links for the latest information about incentive programs listed here.

IRS Tax Credit

2023 Brought new changes to the IRS EV tax credit program. No longer is there a 200,000 sales cap. Incentives will be based on production in North America and sourcing of battery materials. In 2024, more support for lower income buyers became available. Qualifications have been updated as of January 25, 2024 and may change in future years.

Incentives exist for new cars, and used cars.

To receive the full tax credit via a tax refund, you need a tax liability of at least $7,500 (this means the taxes you owe/paid for the year in which you bought your car need to total at least $7,500). For example if your total taxes paid for 2024 is $5,000 and your tax return in 2025 (for 2024) indicates you still owe $1,000 for 2024, you would only get a refund of $5,000 for your EV for a total tax credit of $6,000. New for 2024, is the ability to transfer the New or Previously Owned Clean Vehicle Credit to a registered dealer! Rather than getting the refund on your own taxes, you can transfer the credit to the qualified dealer and get the maximum credit as a discount on your purchase regardless of tax liability if you otherwise qualify. This is not tax advice, so speak with a tax professional to determine your possible tax credit.

There are income caps for the tax credit as well as caps on the total car cost.


  • New vehicle: Up to $7,500
  • Used vehicle: 30% of price (up to $4,000)

New Car Eligibility

The vehicle must be assembled in North America with a minimum battery size of 7 kWh and weigh less than 14,000 lbs.

For cars purchased April 18, 2023 or latter, the vehicle must meet critical mineral or battery component requirements for up to $3,750 in tax credit, or both for the full $7,500 tax credit.

The maximum price for vehicles is as follows:

  • Cars and some SUVs: $55,000
  • Some SUVs, Trucks, and Vans: $80,000

Income max for the new car EV tax credit is determined by tax filing status as follows:

  • Single: $150,000
  • Head of household: $225,000
  • Joint: $300,000

See the full requirements for new cars and tax credits

Learn more about transferring a vehicle tax credit

Explore the list of new qualified cars and tax credit amounts

Used Car Eligibility

Used vehicle qualifications:

  • Sale price of $25,000 or less
  • Model year 2 years earlier than calendar year of purchase
  • Not previously transferred after August 16, 2022
  • GVW less than 14,000 lbs.
  • Eligible FCEV or plug-in EV with battery capacity of at least 7 kWh

Income max for the used car EV tax credit is determined by tax filing status as follows:

  • Single: $75,000
  • Head of household: $112,500
  • Joint: $150,000

See the full requirements for used cars and tax credits

See the full qualifying list for used cars

California Clean Vehicle Rebate

The California Clean Vehicle Rebate ceased accepting new applications on November 8, 2023.


California E-Bike Incentive Project Voucher

The California E-Bike Incentive Project offers rebates to eligible applicants for e-bikes purchased from eligible California e-bike retailers.


  • Standard: $1,000
  • Priority: $250
  • Cargo/adaptive e-bike: $750



  • Standard: Household income within 300% of federal poverty level
  • Priority: Household income within 225% of federal poverty level

See the application process of the program

See eligibility list

Apply for voucher


PG&E Pre-Owned EV Rebate Program

Two rebate levels are offered for the purchase or lease of a pre-owned EV, depending on applicant income level.


  • Standard: $1000
  • Rebate Plus: $4,000


  • Vehicle must be BEV or PHEV and listed on the HOV Eligibility list at time of purchase, applied for within 180 days of EV purchase or lease, be a PG&E residential electric customer, and fewer than three vehicles have been submitted through the program. Rebate Plus eligibility requires enrollment in qualified public assistance program or income verification.

See program terms


PG&E Empower EV Incentive

This program will be launching in early 2023 and will offer incentives for purchasing and installing Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) for charging your electric vehicle at home.


  • Level 2 EVSE: up to $500
  • Panel upgrades: up to $2,000


You must have purchased a car within 6 months of applying for the program. Panel upgrades must be for a single-family household and completed by licensed electricians

See program terms


PG&E Residential Charging Program

Funded by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.


  • Pre-approved charging equipment installation: $700


Must meet annual gross income limits for household size and county in PG&E service territory or be enrolled in qualified public assistance program. You must be an active PG&E residential electric service customer.

See program terms


Sonoma Clean Power Incentive for Nonprofits

Sonoma Clean Power is providing incentives to Nonprofit customers.


  • New or used passenger vehicle: $15,000
  • New or used vehicle with maximum payload over 1,500 lbs: $22,500


Applicant must be a non-profit that is a customer of Sonoma Clean Power (SCP). Applicant must co-brand the vehicle with SCPs logo. Vehicles must be purchased or acquired for a 3-year lease. Vehicle must be a battery electric vehicle or plugin hybrid and have a minimum battery range of at least 25 miles.

Apply for the incentive or see program terms (pdf)


Sonoma Clean Power GridSavvy

Sonoma Clean Power has various EVSEs that can be purchased through GridSavvy Rewards.


  • 50% off EVSEs
  • Potential future savings via GridSavvy participation


Purchasers must be SCP customers to purchase EVSEs. Additional savings subject to program changes.

See program terms


Ukiah E-Bike Rebate

Ukiah offers utility customers rebates on qualifying e-bikes to replace automobiles and not solely for recreation.


  • Electric Care customer e-bike: $700
  • E-bike from Ukiah retailer: $400
  • E-bike from outside of Ukiah: $300
  • E-bike conversion kit: $50


Apply for the incentive or Download the application (pdf) 

Ukiah Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate

Ukiah offers utility customers rebates on home and public charging equipment.


  • Home: $500
  • Workplace or Public, one connector: $3,000
  • Workplace or Public, two connectors: $4,000


Pre-approval is required for verifying funds availability. Equipment must be new, UL certified, and inspected after installation.

Apply for the incentive or Download the application (pdf) 


BAAQMD Clean Cars for All

In order to reduce air pollution in impacted neighborhoods, Bay Area Air Quality Management District has a program to replace your older car with a newer, cleaner vehicle or credits for public transportation. You must live in an eligible community served by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District which you can determine by checking for your zip code on their eligibility page.


New or used Battery Electric, Plug-in Hybrid, and Fuel Cell vehicles come with a range of grants. You also have the option to purchase an electric bicycle and accessories or receive public transit credit.

  • New or used EV: $5,500 - $9,500
  • Electric Bicycle(s): Up to $7,500
  • EVSE: Up to $600
  • EVSE install: Up to $2,000


You must live in an eligible zip code served by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. You must trade in a qualifying old car to be dismantled (2005 model year or older). The replacement new or used car must have a model year within 8 years of the current calendar year. You must apply for the program before purchasing a new vehicle. Household income must be within the required range.

See full requirements