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Electric Vehicles & Alternative Fuels

 MCE LI-EV rebate

Electric Vehicles (EVs)

  • The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project promotes clean vehicles in California by offering rebates of up to $7,000 for the purchase of zero-emission vehicles, like plug-in hybrid electric, electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Visit their website to learn about vehicle eligibility and more.
  • The Bay Area SunShares program opens for registration on August 1st, 2019!    SunShares is a renewable energy program making it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar or purchase an electric vehicle (EV). SunShares offers a 15% discount on solar installation from pre-vetted solar providers, and a generous discount on select EVs. Plus, you can still take advantage of the Federal Solar Tax Credit. 

  • The City of Walnut Creek and your local electricity provider, MCE, are proud to announce you may be eligible to save $3,500 on the purchase or lease of an EV. MCE’s generous rebate for low-income qualifying customers gives you a great deal on a cutting-edge, new or used EV, especially when you combine it for up to $12,000 in total incentives. EVs are zero-emission vehicles that offer significant savings on fuel and maintenance costs and also reduce air pollution in your community. Learn more:

  • Federal Tax Credits for Electric Vehicles: Electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles purchased after 2010 may be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500. Visit the Department of Energy website to learn more.
  • MCE electricity customers can learn more about EV rates here.
  • Plug In America, a non-profit, released the "Used Electric Car Buyer's Guide" to help those interested in purchasing an EV know more about different vehicle models, batteries, warranties, and things to consider when buying a used EV. Read the Used Electric Car Buyer's Guide.
  • PG&E's EV Savings Calculator helps you compare electric cars to gas/diesel cars, calculate financial savings, and choose the best type of electricity rate.
  • PG&E Plug-in Electric Vehicles: PG&E provides a wealth of resources for current owners and prospective buyers of electric vehicles, including the following:
    • Checklist for prospective buyers
    • Charging Options
    • Charging Installation
    • Electric Vehicle Rate Plan

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

There are many programs offering funding to cover either or both the installation costs and EV charging station costs to install EV chargers. These programs are often able to be combined with each other for deeper costs savings at workplaces, multi-family dwellings, destination sites, and more.

  • PG&E EV Charge Network: Workplaces and multi-unit dwellings can apply to receive discounts of up to 25-100% on electric vehicle charging equipment. Learn more.
  • MCE is providing additional rebates for EV charging stations that can be combined with other programs to decrease the cost of EV infrastructure. Funding is available for 2-20 charging ports.
  • Electrify America is funding EV charging station infrastructure through a $2 billion investment. The program's second phase to fund new charging locations is expected to be open in Summer 2019.
  • The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is providing funding to cover the costs of EV charging stations and their installations. Applications for 2019 funding are being accepted now.