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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.

*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 for vehicles purchased or leased in a single 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.

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

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
  • Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Replace Program*
  • 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 and the proof of enrollment must be dated within 12 months of the application submission date.

* Applicants with applications and supporting documents submitted on or after June 13, 2023 may qualify for Rebate Plus by providing their Drive Clean in the San Joaquin Replace Program approval letter that confirms their verified household income is 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the applicant’s county.

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 of all household members ages 18 and older as shown on the most recently filed tax return transcript available within 2 years of the vehicle's date of purchase or lease. 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.

Household Income Limit Table

For vehicles purchased or leased on or after July 1st, 2024, enter your ZIP code below to see the program income limits for your household size.