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Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

60% of Grant Funds Remaining
The CVRP list of eligible vehicles will be updated on February 24, 2022. Vehicles that are removed from the CVRP list are still eligible for our EVIP incentive as long as the purchase/lease date is before February 24th. You may view the list of currently eligible vehicles here and view the upcoming changes here.




On June 16, 2021, the District Board approved the FY 2021-22 EVIP program with new funding and incentive amounts (see table below).

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.

Eligible and complete applications are reviewed in order of submission.


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

You must apply with Central Coast Energy Services (or have already been approved for assistance) in order to qualify for the additional low income incentive. Please contact CCES and submit a HEAP application.

The 1-888-728-3637 line works 24 hours a day and customers need only leave their name, address, and phone number to receive an application and instructions by mail within two to four working days.

CCES has the following income guidelines on their website, and you may also complete an online application there.

HEAP Eligibility Guidelines* (eligibility in HEAP is determined by the last 30 days of income) Monthly income cannot exceed:
1 person - $2,564.73
2 person - $3,353.87
3 person - $4,143.02
4 person - $4,932.17
5 person - $5,721.31
6 person - $6,510.46
7 person - $6,658.43
8 person - $6,806.39
9 person - $6,954.36
10 person - $7,102.32
*HEAP eligibility guidelines may change depending on funding.


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): Electrify Your Ride electric vehicle incentive program


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Additional Resources:

Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance:

Plug-in America:

Plug Share - EV charging station map

Search for incentives based on specific vehicle and/or location:

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