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Rebates and Incentives

Explore the many money-saving advantages of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Cash back EV rebateClean Vehicle Rebate Project

Californians can get up to $7,000 toward the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle. Find eligible EVs and their applicable rebate levels. If you live in San Diego County, learn how you can get approved for a rebate before purchasing or leasing an EV.

Find EV IncentivesCalculate Your Incentives

Use our Savings Calculator to determine which incentives are available for the purchase or lease of your clean vehicle. Incentives are based on household income, where you live and the type of vehicle purchased or leased.

IRS ev federal tax creditFederal Tax Credit

Federal tax credits of up to $7,500 are available for eligible plug-in electric vehicles. The amount of the tax credit varies depending on the EV battery size. Learn more about the federal tax credit and talk to your tax professional about how to apply for the credit.

EV HOV accessHigh-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Access

Another benefit of owning or leasing an EV is that EVs qualify for a Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decal. This decal allows access to HOV lanes even when you are the only person in the vehicle. Gain access to the HOV lane as a single driver when you drive electric.

Drive Clean car resourcesDrive Clean Resource Center

Find more incentives including national, state and local rebates, discounts, tax breaks and other incentives available in your area for clean technology vehicles. Just enter your ZIP code, vehicle technology type and incentive category to find a list of all available incentives.

Utility incentivesUtility Incentives

Many California utilities offer special reduced “time-of-use” rates for electric vehicle charging at home when electrical grid demand is lower. In addition, some utilities provide rebates to customers who purchase or lease an EV. Check your local utility’s website for more information.