|Household Size||Maximum Combined Household Income*|
|9||Add $13,260 for each additional person|
*These values are equal to 300% of the 2019 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.
Customers enrolled in California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance (FERA) will still need to verify household income on the rebate application.
MCEv Vehicle Rebate Interest Form for Income-Qualifying Customers
To find out if you qualify for MCEv’s $3,500 rebate, please complete the Interest Form below and we will get in touch with you. You can also contact us at ev@mceCleanEnergy.org or 1(415) 464-6686 to learn more.
Available EV Rebates & Discounts
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||Income Qualified Aid||Additional Information|
|MCEv Vehicle Rebate||$3,500||does not apply||yes||yes||Rebate provided after purchase. Combines with PG&E Rebate + CVRP and CC4A or CVAP.|
|Federal Tax Credit||$7,500 (maximum)||does not apply||yes – applied by the dealer||yes||Tax credit provided after purchase on your tax return. Tax credit range based on tax liability, battery capacity, and manufacturer cap.|
|CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)||$1,000 (plug-in hybrid) $2,000 (full battery)||does not apply||yes||no||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.|
|CVRP Income-Qualified Increased Rebate||$2,500||does not apply||yes||yes||Rebate provided after purchase. Maximum household income must be 300% of 2018 Federal Poverty Level. This rebate may be applied to those qualified with Clean Cars for All.|
|Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP) Grant||$5,000||$5,000||no||yes||Rebate provided at time of purchase. Maximum household income must be 400% of 2018 Federal Poverty Level. CVAP cannot be combined with CVRP or CC4A. For customers that qualify for both incentives, CVAP is a better option for purchasing a new or used EV if you don’t currently own a 2005 or older model vehicle.|
|PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate||$800||$800|
(if previous owner(s) did not receive this rebate)
|yes||no||Rebate provided after purchase.|
|Clean Cars for All (CC4A)||$5,500-$9,500||$5,500-$9,500||yes||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. This combines with CVRP, MCEv Vehicle Rebate, and PG&E Rebate.|
*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 2005 or 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.
EV Charging & Rates
EV charging is easy once you get started. Here are a few tips:
- Any type of electricity will charge an EV, including a regular outlet! The amount of time needed to fully charge an EV, however, depends on the type/level of charger.
Charging at home – The average Bay Area commuter will get enough of a charge just by plugging their EV into a regular 120v outlet at home nightly from 9 pm–8 am. Learn about special EV rates available for your household electricity usage below.
Charging away – If you need to charge away from home, there are a lot of public charging options with more opening soon. Use the Plugshare map* to locate an EV charging station near you. Don’t see your workplace or favorite destination on this map? Fill out our MCEv Charging Interest Form and we will contact the property manager about installing an EV charging station.
*Map is provided, updated, and supported courtesy of PlugShare. MCE is not associated with PlugShare and cannot guarantee its accuracy.
Special Electricity Rates for EV Drivers
Our residential EV rates (called EV2) are often lower than investor-owned utility rates, providing EV drivers a cost-effective way of charging their car at home. MCE’s EV2 rates are based on the time of day when a car is charged, with incentives for charging during off-peak usage hours like at night when charging is least expensive. This helps to support the grid by shifting load away from times of the day when usage is high and there is more strain on the grid towards times when generation is plentiful and overall usage is low.
EV2 rates apply to all of your household electricity usage, so even your late night TV binge watching will be cheaper! You’ll want to avoid charging during peak periods when rates are higher.
To sign up for EV2 rates, please complete PG&E’s online application or call PG&E at: 1 (866) 743-0335. Once your account has moved to PG&E’s EV rate schedule, your MCE account will automatically be billed under the corresponding MCE EV2 rate.
Go the Extra Mile with ZERO Emission Electricity
As an EV driver you already know that you have greatly reduced your carbon footprint by eliminating all of the tailpipe emissions that come out of your car.
Have you considered the emissions associated with the electricity that goes into your car? By choosing Deep Green 100% renewable energy for your household electricity, the emissions associated with charging your car are ZERO!
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!