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The cost of plug-in electric vehicles at first glance may seem high.  But, factor in the different rebates and tax credits available, and the cost becomes more attractive. Search incentives by your zipcode and you may find even more programs that will save you money.

Note: Vehicles listed here are passenger car PEVs that qualify for CA's CVRP program and/or Clean Air Vehicle decal, however, other PEVs may qualify for Federal tax credits. A complete PEV listing can be found in the vehicle search. For the most accurate MSRP information, visit the manufacturer website. Some manufacturers also offer very aggressive lease rates.  

 

Incentive

How it Works

Clean Vehicle Rebate

A single payment rebate check is mailed directly to the applicant on a first-come, first-served basis generally within 90 days of approval, regardless if the vehicle is purchased or leased. (as funding is available, and some situations may cause longer wait times).
Check status of your CVRP rebate

Federal Tax Credit

A credit of up to the amount shown can be claimed at tax time, and car buyers are encouraged to consult with a tax professional to understand what this means for them. This Edmunds article provides one perspective on what car buyers might expect. For leased vehicles, this tax credit is often claimed by the manufacturer and used to bring down the lease price.

California HOV Lane Access

Applicants may apply for decals once the vehicle has a license plate and registration.

 

2017 Vehicles

Vehicle

Starting
MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid
(only low emissions package)

$34,490

$1,500

$7,500

white decal

Fiat 500e

$TBD

$2,500

$TBD

white decal

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$31,120

$1,500

$4,007

white decal

Mercedes-Benz B250e Electric

$39,900

$2,500

$TBD

white decal

Mitsubishi I-MiEV Electric

$22,995

$2,500

$TBD

white decal

2016 Vehicles

Vehicle

Starting
MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

Audi A3 e-tron

$37,900

$1,500

$4,502

white decal

BMW i3 BEV

$42,400

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

BMW i3 REx

$46,250

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

$65,000

$1,500

$7,500

white decal

Chevy Spark Electric

$25,995

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid
(only low emissions package)

$33,995

$1,500

$7,500

white decal

Fiat 500e

$31,800

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$31,770

$1,500

$4,007

white decal

Ford Focus Electric

$29,170

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$33,900

$1,500

$4,007

white decal

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

$34,600

$1,500

$4,919

white decal

Kia Soul Electric

$31,950

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 550e Plug-in Hybrid

$95,650

$1,500

$4,042

white decal

Mercedes-Benz B250e Electric

$48,950

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Mitsubishi I-MiEV Electric

$22,995

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Nissan Leaf Electric

$29,010 +

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Smart Fortwo Coupe Electric

$19,990

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Tesla Model S Electric

$70,000 +

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Tesla Model X Electric

$95,500+

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric

$28,995

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Volvo XC90 T8

$68,100

$1,500

$4,585

white decal

2015 Vehicles

Vehicle

Starting
MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

BMW i3 BEV

$42,400

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

BMW i3 REx

$46,250

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

N/A

N/A

N/A

white decal

Chevy Spark Electric

$26,685

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid

$34,170

$1,500

$7,500

white decal

Fiat 500e

$32,300

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$31,770

$1,500

$4,007

white decal

Ford Focus Electric

$29,170

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$34,800

$1,500

$4,007

white decal

Kia Soul Electric

$33,700

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric

$48,950

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Mercedes-Benz S-Class 550e Plug-in Hybrid

$95,650

$1,500

$4,042.90

white decal

Nissan Leaf Electric

$29,010

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Smart Fortwo Electric

$25,000 - $28,000

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Tesla Model S Electric

$71,070

(60 kWh)

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Tesla Model S Electric Dual Motor

$75,000

(70D)

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

$29,990

$1,500

$2,500

white decal

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric

$35,445

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

2014 Vehicles

Vehicle

MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

BMW i3 Electric

$41,350

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

BMW i3 REx Plug-in Hybrid

$45,200

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

BYD e6 Electric

$35,000

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

$75,000

$1,500

$7,500

white decal

Chevy Spark Electric

$26,685

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid

$34,185

$1,500

$7,500

white decal

Fiat 500e

$31,800

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$32,950

$1,500

$4,007

white decal

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$38,700

$1,500

$4,007

white decal

Ford Focus Electric

$35,200

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

$39,780

$1,500

$3,626

white decal

Honda Fit Electric

Lease only

$2,500

N/A

white decal

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric

$41,450

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Mitsubishi I-MiEV Electric

$22,495

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Nissan Leaf S Electric

$28,980

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Nissan Leaf SV Electric

$32,000

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Nissan Leaf SL Electric

$35,020

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Smart Fortwo Electric

$25,000 or $28,000

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Tesla Model S Electric
(60 kWh, 85D & P85D)

$69,900

(60 kWh)

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

$29,990

$1,500

$2,500

white decal

Toyota RAV4 Electric

$49,800

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

2013 Vehicles

Vehicle

MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

BYD e6 Electric

$35,000

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Chevy VOLT with Low Emissions Package Plug-in Hybrid

$39,145

$1,500

$7,500

white decal

Fiat 500e

$31,800

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$38,700

(SE model)

$1,500

$3,751

white decal

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$33,745

$1,500

$3,751

white decal

Ford Focus Electric

$39,200

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Honda Fit Electric

Lease only

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Nissan Leaf S Electric

$28,800

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Nissan Leaf SV Electric

$31,820

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Nissan Leaf SL Electric

$34,840

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Smart Fortwo Electric

$25,000

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

Tesla Model S (60 k kWh only) Electric

$62,400

(60 kWh)

$2,500

$7,500 included in MSRP

white decal

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

$32,000

$1,500

$2,500

white decal

Toyota Rav4 EV

$49,800

$2,500

$7,500

white decal

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This document was printed from DriveClean.ca.gov.