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Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

Due to recent price increases. Tesla orders placed on or before March 15, 2022 may still qualify.
Read details HERE.

Vehicle purchase or lease date (date of signature) must be on or after July 1, 2021.

Ensure your new vehicle is on the California Vehicle Rebate Project's (CVRP) list of eligible new vehicles before purchasing or leasing. Used vehicles may also be eligible even if they are not on the CVRP list.

The CVRP list of eligible vehicles was updated on February 24, 2022. Vehicles that were removed from the CVRP list are still eligible for our EVIP incentive as long as the purchase/lease date was before February 24th. You may view the list of currently eligible vehicles here and view details about the changes here.

Eligible and complete applications are reviewed in order of submission, and incentives are limited to one per address within the same program year.


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Low Income qualified residents may be eligible for doubled incentive amounts!

You must provide proof of active enrollment in a low-income program. Some qualifying programs are listed below. This is not a complete list. If you are a participant of a program or benefit not listed here, please check with District staff at (831) 647-9411 before applying.

  • US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development website
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) website
  • Medi-Cal website
  • CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps) website
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) website
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF website
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) website
  • Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) website
  • Residency in Affordable Housing or Public Housing website
  • California Alternate Rates for Energy Program (CARE) website
  • Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA) website
  • Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESA) website
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Monterey & The United Way) website
  • Free or Reduced National School Lunch Program


Questions?  Contact our EVIP Team:


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What are electric vehicles?

Electric vehicles use electricity as their primary fuel. The vehicles are powered by rechargeable battery packs. Benefits of an electric vehicle are:

-Lower fuel costs
-Lower maintenance costs
-Zero air emissions
-Fuel while you sleep


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Please go to for a list of the vehicles eligible for an Incentive from MBARD. The California vehicle rebate program (CVRP) is a similar but separate program from MBARD's program. The CVRP is currently accepting applications.  See the website link above.

How far can I drive an electric vehicle?
It depends upon your choice of electric vehicle and your driving style. Pure battery electric vehicles can generally go 60 to 310 miles on a full charge, which is plenty of range for most people. If more range flexibility is needed, however, a plug-in hybrid might be a better fit. They can generally run on battery alone for 10 to 40 miles, and then continue up to 400 miles as a gasoline-electric hybrid.

Where can I plug in my electric vehicle?
Most people will charge their electric vehicles at home; however, there are many public charging stations available in our area and beyond. To find a charging station near you go to:



Other Incentive Programs:
CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project:

CA Clean Fuel Reward:

CA Clean Vehicle Assistance Program:

Central Coast Community Energy (3CE):

Access Clean California


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Additional Resources:

Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance:

Plug-in America:

Plug Share - EV charging station map

If you haven’t seen the Electric for All (supported by Veloz) public awareness campaign, we highly recommend watching it and sharing with your friends:  Electric For All