Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

Pending the adoption of the Fiscal Year 20 budget, the EV Incentive Program will launch with a purchase/lease eligibility start date of August 1, 2019!!!

More incentive program information can be found at this link...

Click Here for the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program! Hosted by Monterey Bay Community Power and MBARD. 


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Questions?  Please contact Alan Romero at (redacted) or (831) 718-8030.


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 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.

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

For Monterey Bay regional EV resources and events info go to: