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Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program



Please be certain 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.

On June 17, 2020, the District Board approved the FY 2020-21 EVIP program with new funding and increased incentive amounts. See table below for incentive amounts available for the new fiscal year:


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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 1-888-728-3637


Questions?  Contact our EVIP Team:


What are electric vehicles?

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Courtesy of Tesla Motors, Inc.

Electric vehicles use electricity as their primary fuel. The vehicles are powered by rechargeable battery packs. The 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:


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Additional Resources:

Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Alliance:

Plug-in America:

How much you can save on an EV:

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

Plug Share - EV charging station map