Electric Vehicle Incentive Program



Going electric is good for you
and the planet.

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3CE Electric Vehicle
Incentive Program 2021

3CE is providing incentives for qualified clean vehicles purchased or leased between February 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021

Participants must be current 3CE customers.

Income-qualified customers are eligible for increased incentives. 3CE believes energy programs like Electrify Your Ride are an opportunity to make clean vehicles more affordable and accessible to our income-qualified community. See if you qualify below.

Who Is Eligible?

Residential Customers

One 3CE vehicle incentive per household

Income-qualified customers receive double the incentives. See if you qualify below.

Commercial & Ag Customers

Up to five 3CE vehicle incentives per business
Large and small commercial and agricultural customers and non-profit agencies are eligible 

Public Agencies

For up to five 3CE vehicle incentives, simply apply online.  
For more than five, contact 3CE programs team. 
 3CE’s member agencies (all enrolled cities and counties) are eligible as well as other public agency customers. 

What Vehicles Are Eligible?

Vehicles must be purchased/leased as new vehicles and show that on the purchase/lease agreement. Eligible new vehicle categories include 
· Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV)
· Plug In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)
· Hydrogen Fuel Cell
· Electric Motorcycles
  1. Must be 8 model years old or newer (e.g. Year 2021 = 2014 or newer).
  2. Less than 75,000 original miles.
  3. No modifications to chassis or emission control systems.
  4. Clean Title. (Cannot be salvaged).
  5. No Open Recalls. (Open recalls must show proof of repairs).
  6. Able to provide vehicle inspection by licensed automotive mechanic, upon request.
  7. Able to provide vehicle history report, upon request.
  8. Vehicle meets the minimum combined Miles Per Gallon (MPG) ratings (use chart below).
Fuel Economy Requirements Chart:
Vehicle Year
Min Combined MPG Rating

Here's What You Need Before You Start Your Application

For Residential Customers
    • Car Registration (temporary is acceptable)
    • Valid CA Driver’s license
    • A full copy of the sales/lease agreement (temporary is acceptable)
    • If applicable, copy of their PG&E Utility Bill (“Blue Bill”)
    • For income qualifying participants not enrolled in CARE/FERA, make sure you have applied for assistance from Central Coast Energy Services – or – Community Action Partnership San Luis Obispo (see above)
For Commercial/Public Agencies
    • Car Registration (temporary is acceptable)
    • A full copy of the sales/lease agreement
    • If applicable, copy of the PG&E Utility Bill (“Blue Bill”) for customer parent account.

How do I Apply for the Income-Qualified Incentive?

You are eligible to receive a higher incentive amount for your EV purchase or lease as a 3CE customer if: 
      • You are currently enrolled in PG&E’s California Alternate Rates for Energy Programs (CARE) or Family Electric Rate Assistance Program (FERA)   – OR –
      • You are currently enrolled in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
If you are currently enrolled in CARE, FERA or LIHEAP, apply online now for income-qualified incentives! If you are not currently enrolled in these programs, please follow instructions below:
Before submitting your Electrify Your Ride application, income qualified customers NOT YET enrolled in the CARE or FERA programs must contact Central Coast Energy Services:
Call 1-888-728-3637 to request a CARE/FERA or LiHEAP form from CCES or complete an application over the phone. CCES enrollment applications are also available for download below:
For San Luis Obispo County: 
Before submitting the Electrify Your Ride application, income qualified customers not enrolled in the CARE or FERA programs are required to contact Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo (CAPSLO): Call (805) 541-4122 x10 or email heap@capslo.org to request a LiHEAP form.
CAPSLO enrollment applications are available for download below:
Application packet is also available for pickup at: 3970 Short Street, Suite # 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 Please note: Should you also be interested in CARE or FERA, CAPSLO is unable to assist. Please visit PG&E here.

For Santa Barbara County: 
Please contact 3CE Staff at programs@3CE.org  
More info to come soon.

Stack Your Savings with Additional Rebates and Incentives:

Sticker shock?
More savings are available:

Apply for these rebates and incentives to reduce the cost of going electric. Please check status of eligibility and funding for the following programs:

View Available Rebates and Incentives to Stack with Ours: 


Costco Member Incentive   
$3,000 off the Chevy Bolt EV


Federal Tax Credit 
$2,500 – 7,500

California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Up to $4,500

California Clean Fuel Reward
Up to $1,500

Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties only 

Up to $2,000


Estimate your total savings

Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
for Income Qualified Grants

A Great Drive

Finding Your EV

Find the best car for your

lifestyle and budget.

Charging Your EV

Learn more about your charging options.

Find a charging station near you.

Going Places in Your EV

Zip through traffic in the carpool/HOV lane with a clean air decal.


Why Are We Incentivizing Clean Vehicles?

Protect the Planet

Lowering emissions means cleaner air for our community and a healthier planet for everyone.


Currently, EVs make up only 2% of all vehicles in the
Central Coast Region.


To meet statewide goals and shape the Central Coast as an innovative leader in sustainability, our region’s EV adoption must grow to 15% by 2030.

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How much CO2 will you reduce?

(Select the ‘Carbon Reduction’ tab)

Enjoy the Ride

Transportation contributes to an estimated 41% of California’s greenhouse gas emissions

Between gasoline and diesel emissions, the Central Coast emits over 4.5 million metric tons of transportation related greenhouse gas emissions and spends close to $2 billion per year to fuel over 1 million vehicles.

Save Money

Electrifying the transportation sector has tremendous environmental, social and economic benefits.


Reduced gas expenses and less maintenance means more savings for you.


Every gallon of fuel switched to electricity reduces our local GHG emissions and is money kept locally, invested in sustainability of the Central Coast.

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How much money will you save?

Are you looking to charge your new ride?

Central Coast Community Energy is also providing EV charger and installation rebates. 
Click here to learn more.

Additional EV Charger Rebates

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) in partnership with Central Coast Community Energy is bringing electric vehicle charger incentives to San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. 
Click here to learn more.

Still have questions?

Contact us: programs@3CE.org