CVRP Standard Rebate + Increased Rebate = Up to $7000 Rebate

The CVRP increased rebate makes it easier for qualifying car shoppers to afford a new EV. Driving clean is possible for all Californians.

Type of Electric Vehicle  (EV) Standard Rebate Increased Rebate Total Rebate
Plug-in Hybrid EV $1,000 $2,500 $3,500
Battery EV $2,000 $2,500 $4,500
Fuel Cell EV $4,500 $2,500 $7,000


Do you qualify?


If your income and household size fall within the table below, you qualify for an increased rebate.*

*Effective as of 7/13/22, based on 400% of the 2022 federal poverty level.

Increased Rebate Income Limits

For households with more than 8 persons, add $18,880 for each additional person. *These values are equal to 400% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines
Household size Combined Household income must be less than*;
1 $54,360
2 $73,240
3 $92,120
4 $111,000
5 $129,880
6 $148,760
7 $167,640
8 $186,520

Household income = all family members or other unrelated persons, including the rebate applicant, who reside together and/or share common living expenses. Income verification is completed for all members of the household ages 18 years and older. Note: Roommates who do not have a lease separate from the applicant are considered part of the applicant’s household.


Important things to know:

  • Applicants who are claimed as dependents are not eligible for increased rebates regardless of their income.
  • Increased rebate amounts are available for all vehicles on the eligible vehicles list.
  • The increased rebate option will appear as an option for applicants based on the income information provided.
  • You may be selected for income verification and asked to submit additional documents. View details about income verification.
  • Federal poverty level is updated annually, usually in the first calendar quarter of the year. CVRP applies the update on the second Wednesday in July each year to all applications received on or after that date. The current levels can be found at HHS Poverty Guidelines.