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Do you qualify for a free EV?

By stacking three incentives and current record-low lease pricing, some drivers may be able to lease or purchase a new or used EV for free or very low cost.

Follow these eight steps to find out.

Affordable EVs are available today. After EV rebates and incentives, many EVs can be purchased for the same price as similar-sized cars fueled with diesel or gasoline. With the state’s Clean Vehicle Rebates and utility Clean Fuel rebates, it’s also possible to lease some plug-in EV models for zero down with very low monthly payments (less than $200 per month).

Eligible low-to-moderate income households can get increased rebates and down payment grants that make EVs even more affordable.

Want to learn more? Take a look at the incentives available for EVs today:

Range of Incentives Available $1,000 to $11,000+ depending on eligibility


Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP)*: $1,000 – $2,000 from CVRP with an additional $2,500 rebate for eligible low-to-moderate income households as a check in the mail after vehicle purchase. For the latest information about the CVRP, go to https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng.

Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP)*:  provides financial assistance to cover down payments on new (purchased or leased) and used EVs. Also offers secure financing option, and a free Level 2 charging station or prepaid charge card. For the latest information about the CVAP, go to https://cleanvehiclegrants.org


California Clean Fuel Reward*: Up to $1,500 as a point-of-sale reward applied to the purchase or lease of a new EV. For the latest information about the Clean Fuel Reward, go to https://cleanfuelreward.com.

*Buyers can stack these threewo state programs for new EV purchases or leases only. Want help determining the best program for you? Contact us!


Federal Tax Credit: Up to $7,500 as a credit on next year’s tax. The tax credit is deducted from a person’s tax liability. It is not a tax refund. The amount of tax credit a person can use depends on their tax liability and the type of EV they buy. For more information, go to https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/individuals/plug-in-electric-drive-vehicle-credit-section-30d


Consumer Assistance Program: a $1,000 – $1,500 financial incentive for the retirement or replacement of an older, high-polluting vehicle. For more information, go to https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Consumer_Assistance_Program/CAP_Vehicle_Retirement_Program.aspx

Range of Incentives Available $1,000 to $11,000+ depending on eligibility


Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP)*: $1,000 – $2,000 from CVRP with an additional $2,500 rebate for eligible low-to-moderate income households as a check in the mail after vehicle lease. For the latest information about the CVRP, go to https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng


Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP)*:  provides financial assistance to cover down payments on new (purchased or leased) and used EVs. Also offers a secure financing option, and a free Level 2 charging station or prepaid charge card. For the latest information about the CVAP, go to https://cleanvehiclegrants.org.


California Clean Fuel Reward*: Up to $1,500 as a point-of-sale reward applied to the purchase or lease of a new EV. For the latest information about the Clean Fuel Reward, go to https://cleanfuelreward.com.

*Buyers can stack these three state programs for new EV purchases or leases only. Want help determining the best program for you? Contact us!


Federal Tax Credit: The tax credit goes to the automobile manufacturer that leases the EV, which can help drivers get a more affordable leasing agreement!


Consumer Assistance Program: a $1,000 – $1,500 financial incentive for the retirement or replacement of an older, high-polluting vehicle. For more information, go to https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Consumer_Assistance_Program/CAP_Vehicle_Retirement_Program.aspx

Range of Incentives Available: $1,000 to $7,500 depending on eligibility


Clean Vehicle Assistance Program (CVAP)*: provides financial assistance of up to $5,000 to cover down payments on new or used EVs,offers securing financing options, and a free Level 2 charging station or a prepaid charge card. For the latest information about the CVAP, go to https://cleanvehiclegrants.org/



Consumer Assistance Program: a $1,000 – $1,500 financial incentive for the retirement or replacement of an older, high-polluting vehicle. For more information, go to https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Consumer_Assistance_Program/CAP_Vehicle_Retirement_Program.aspx

Range of Incentives Available: up to $7,000 depending on eligibility


Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP)*: $5,000 from CVRP with an additional $2,000 rebate for eligible low-to-moderate income households as a check in the mail after purchase. For the latest information about the CVRP, go to https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng


Consumer Assistance Program: a $1,000 – $1,500 financial incentive for the retirement or replacement of an older, high-polluting vehicle. For more information, go to https://www.bar.ca.gov/Consumer/Consumer_Assistance_Program/CAP_Vehicle_Retirement_Program.aspx

Links to additional info:

Utility Rebate Programs

As of December 31, 2020 the SCE Clean Fuel Rebate and the PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate are no longer offered. If you purchased or leased a new or used EV before December 31, 2020 you can check with your utility if you are still eligible to receive these rebates.

Federal

Federal Plug-in Electric Vehicle Tax Credit: a tax credit of up to $7,500 is available for the purchase of new plug-in electric vehicles only. The tax credit is deducted from the amount owed on taxes to the Federal government. It is not a tax refund. The total amount of tax credit a person can receive depends on their tax liability and the type of plug-in electric vehicle purchased. For more information about the tax credit, go to the IRS Federal EV Tax Credit webpage. The amount of tax credit available for each plug-in electric vehicle model is available at FuelEconomy.gov.

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