Vehicle Eligibility

  • Pre-owned (used) vehicles only.
  • Vehicle must be a Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) listed on the HOV Eligibility list at the time of purchase*. See a list of eligible plug-in vehicles here.
  • Vehicle can be purchased or leased.
  • 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.
  • All eligible vehicles may receive a maximum of three rebates from the PG&E Pre-Owned EV Rebate.
*Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles are not eligible. 

Applicant Eligibility

  • Application must be successfully submitted within 180 days of the date of EV purchase or lease.
  • Applicant must be an active PG&E residential electric customer. PG&E gas-only residential customers who receive electric service from a municipality are ineligible for the rebate. The service account does not have to be in the applicant's name to apply.
  • Each PG&E customer may receive only one PG&E Pre-Owned EV Rebate per eligible vehicle
  • Each individual applicant may receive a rebate for a maximum of three different eligible vehicles for the life of the program.
  • A household, defined as the same residential service address, may not submit more than three rebate applications per calendar year.
See program Terms and Conditions here 

Apply for a $1000 or $4000 Rebate

Submit an application within 180 days after purchasing or leasing a pre-owned EV to receive either the Standard Rebate or Rebate Plus


Customers who meet the PG&E Pre-Owned EV Rebate program requirements and are income-qualified may be eligible for the Rebate Plus option of $4,000.

If an applicant meets all other program requirements and qualifies under Eligibility Scenario 1 or Scenario 2 below, they may be eligible for the Rebate Plus option. If an applicant receives a rebate for the standard option, the applicant may not apply again later for the difference between the Standard option and the Rebate Plus option, regardless of income qualifications at the time of (or after) the original application.

Eligibility Scenario 1: Enrollment in a Qualified Public Assistance Program

An applicant may qualify for the Rebate Plus option if they participated in, and can provide proof of, enrollment for at least one of these public assistance programs on the date the vehicle was purchased or leased:

  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • CalFresh/SNAP (food stamps)
  • CalWorks (TANF)/Tribal TANF
  • Head Start Income Eligible (tribal only)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medi-Cal (income-qualified Medi-Cal only)
  • Medi-Cal for Families (Healthy Families A&B)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

To qualify, the applicant’s name must match that of the participant enrolled in the eligible public assistance program. If someone else claims the applicant as a dependent (for federal income tax purposes in the tax year the vehicle is purchased or leased) the applicant is not eligible for the Rebate Plus option, regardless of the applicant’s income or enrollment in a qualifying public assistance program.

Eligibility Scenario 2: Income Verification

If the applicant’s household meets the annual gross income limits for their household size and the county in PG&E’s service territory where the applicant lived when the vehicle was purchased or leased, the applicant may qualify for the Rebate Plus option:

  • Household size includes the taxpayer(s) and any individuals who are claimed as dependents on one federal income tax return. A tax household may include a spouse and/or dependents. Individuals who reside at the service address but who are not listed on the applicant’s filed tax return will not be included in the “household size” for rebate purposes.
  • Household income includes the gross income of both taxable and non-taxable income sources. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: wages, unemployment, workers' compensation, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, public assistance, veterans' payments, survivor benefits, pension or retirement income, interest, dividends, rents, royalties, income from estates, trusts, educational assistance, alimony, child support, assistance from outside the household, and other miscellaneous sources.

Vehicles registered to a trust are not eligible for the Rebate Plus option.

Household Income Limit Table

Enter the applicant’s zip code below to see the program income limits for the applicant’s household size.