*** THIS INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS CLOSED ***
All funds have been allocated and applications are no longer being accepted.
The first eligible purchase or lease date (date of signature) is July 1, 2022.
The primary buyer/leasee (the first name on the sales agreement and registration) must be the one to apply for EVIP, and incentive checks will be addressed to them. Applications submitted or signed by a co-buyer/leasee will be rejected without further consideration.
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 current CVRP list.
Eligible and complete applications are reviewed in order of submission, and incentives are limited to one per address within the same program year.
Low Income qualified residents may be eligible for doubled incentive amounts!
We cannot and will not accept your W-2, Form 1040, pay stubs or other income documents for eligiblity verification. Instead, you must provide proof that you are currently receiving a low-income benefit or assistance through a verifiable 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
- 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
- Emergency Rental Assistance Program (Monterey & The United Way) website
- AND OTHERS...
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
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: http://www.plugshare.com/
May I get help picking an EV and applying for incentives?
The Central Coast EV Purchase Guidance Program helps low-to-middle income residents through the entire process of buying an electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Staffed by bilingual community-based organizations and professional advisors. https://www.evsforeveryone.org/
Other Incentive Programs:
- CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: cleanvehiclerebate.org
- Central Coast Community Energy (3CE): 3cenergy.org
- CA Clean Fuel Reward: cleanfuelreward.com
- CA Clean Vehicle Assistance Program: cleanvehiclegrants.org
- Driving Clean Assistance Program: communityhdc.org/dcap
- Access Clean California: app.accesscleanca.org
- Electric for All: Electric For All
- Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance: mbeva.org
- Ecology Action: ecoact.org
- Plug-in America: pluginamerica.org
- EVs For Everyone: evsforeveryone.org