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MCE Electric Vehicle $3,500 Rebate Program

The MCEv Program is offering a $3,500 electric vehicle (EV) rebate to help to lower the price and ease the process of purchasing new EVs for low-income qualifying customers. Both purchased and leased new EVs are eligible. MCE can also help qualifying customers to combine this rebate with other incentives for a total discount of up to $11,800 for a new EV.

EVs are zero emissions, which means cleaner air and a healthier environment for your community! EV owners also save on the monthly cost of fuel and maintenance.

Eligibility

To qualify for MCE’s $3,500 EV rebate, the applicant must:

  • live in MCE’s service area, which includes Marin and Napa Counties, unincorporated Contra Costa County, unincorporated Solano County, and the Cities and Towns of Benicia, Concord, Danville, El Cerrito, Lafayette, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek
  • belong to a household that receives MCE service
  • meet at least one of the following household requirements:
    • be enrolled in California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE),
    • be enrolled in Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA), or
    • meet the qualifying annual household income shown in the table
Household Size Maximum Combined Household Income*
1 $37,470
2 $50,730
3 $63,990
4 $77,250
5 $90,510
6 $103,770
7 $117,030
8 $130,290
9+ Add $13,260 for each additional person
*These values are equal to 300% of the 2019 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

To find out if you qualify, please complete the EV Rebate Interest Form below and we will get back in touch with you. You can also contact us at ev@mceCleanEnergy.org or (415) 464-6686 to learn more about the program.

EV Rebate Interest Form for Income-Qualifying Customers

Other Available EV Incentives

We want to help all of our customers make the switch from gas to electric cars. MCE customers are eligible to receive the following EV rebates and discounts, subject to availability and restrictions:

Program New EV Used EV Available for Leases Additional Information
MCEv Program $3,500 does not apply yes Rebate provided after purchase.
Federal Tax Credit $3,000 (estimated) does not apply no Tax credit provided after purchase. Tax credit ranges from $2,500-$7,500 based on tax liability, battery capacity, and vehicle make/model. $3,000 is an estimated amount for low-income customers.
California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) $2,500 does not apply yes Rebate provided after purchase. CVAP and CVRP incentives cannot be combined. For customers that qualify for both incentives, CVRP is a better option for leasing a new EV.
California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – Low Income Increased Rebate $2,000 does not apply yes Rebate provided after purchase. Maximum household income must be 300% of 2018 Federal Poverty Level.
Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP) Grant $5,000 $5,000 no Rebate provided at time of purchase. Maximum household income must be 400% of 2018 Federal Poverty Level. CVAP and CVRP incentives cannot be combined. For customers that qualify for both incentives, CVAP is a better option for purchasing a new or used EV.
PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate* $800 $800
(if the previous owner(s) did not already take advantage of the Clean Fuel Rebate)
yes Rebate provided after purchase.
Clean Cars for All $5,500-$9,500 $5,500-$9,500 yes Grant provided before purchase. Vehicle replacement program for income-qualified Bay Area residents seeking to replace their older vehicles with a hybrid, EV, or Clipper Card for public transportation.
*As an MCE customer you continue to receive PG&E electric delivery, billing, and maintenance services and are eligible to participate in PG&E’s EV rebate programs.

Need to Get Rid of An Old Gas Guzzler?

If you have not purchased an EV yet, you may qualify to participate in the Clean Cars for All Program and receive up to $9,500 for replacing your older vehicle with an EV. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District also offers a Vehicle Buyback Program, which will pay Bay Area residents $1,000 to turn in their operable, registered, 1996 or older vehicle for scrapping.

Electric Vehicle FAQ

No. When combined with rebates (such as MCE’s) and the cost of fuel and maintenance, owning an EV is often less expensive to operate than a gas-fueled car. Used EVs can be as low as $2,000 after rebates.

Yes! EVs undergo the same rigorous safety tests as traditional gas-fueled cars with additional standards for battery safety.

Yes! Replacing a gas-fueled car with an EV eliminates an average of 4.6 metric tons of air pollution from your community! It would take nearly 5.5 acres of trees to remove that much carbon in a year!

EV Charging and Rebates

Visit our EV Charging and Rates page for information about charging station rebates, charger locations, and electricity rates for EV drivers.