With spring blossoms peeking through, exciting incentives for electric vehicles (EVs) are now available, including a new rebate for up to $4,000 from PG&E for used EVs. Driving an EV is now more affordable with the new Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle Rebate program. An owner may qualify for a rebate up to $4,000 on the purchase or lease of an eligible, used, all-electric or plug-in hybrid EV.

Stacked with $1000 to $4000 from federal incentives, owners may now find a used EV remarkably affordable to purchase! That affordability, coupled with low maintenance and fuel costs that come standard with EVs, just makes sense especially for households trying to manage their commuting costs.

Pro-Owned Electric Vehicle Rebate program page

Vehicle eligibility

  • Pre-owned (used) vehicles only
  • Vehicle must be a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
  • Vehicle can be purchased or leased
  • Must be listed on the HOV eligibility list at the time of purchase
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles are not eligible
  • Vehicle must remain registered to the applicant in California for a minimum of 20 months
  • Vehicle must be currently registered to the applicant’s PG&E residential service address

List of eligible plug-in vehicles

Owner eligibility

The PG&E Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle Rebate program offers two rebate levels, based on the applicant’s household level of income when the pre-owned electric vehicle is purchased or leased.

  • Standard $1,000 Eligible applicants may receive $1,000 for the purchase or lease of a pre-owned EV
  • Rebate Plus $4,000 Income-qualified applicants may receive $4,000 based on their household level of income
  • Customers who qualify for the Rebate Plus option, are automatically approved for a $700 rebate to purchase eligible EV charging equipment. Check out PG&E’s Residential Charging Solutions rebate to learn more

Program requirements page

Steps forward

  1. Purchase or lease an eligible used EV
  2. Submit your rebate application within 180 days of the date of purchase or lease
  3. Receive a rebate up to $4,000 from PG&E

Other resources

Cool Davis  EV Web Page & Transportation Program info

Used EV Tax Credit for up to 30% of the cost or $4000

New EVs: You can estimate your savings using PG&E’s Savings Calculator