Transportation Electrification

Electrifying Our Transportation Resources

Here in the Central Coast region, transportation contributes to  60% of our local 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.  
Electrifying the transportation sector has tremendous environmental, social and economic benefits. Every gallon of fuel that is switched to electricity is money that can be spent locally and invested in sustainability of the Central Coast.
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Economic and Environmental Benefits
3CE is providing communities with the keys to progress in these two important areas: economy and environment. 
    • Save money through valuable rebates and incentives
    • Accelerate the regional reduction of GHG emissions 
    • Add value to your business or property

Current Programs:

Electrifying our community’s school buses for a cleaner, healthier and safer Central Coast. Central Coast Community Energy is funding at least 11 school buses totaling $2.2 million for public school districts throughout our service area. 
Each electric school bus is estimated to avoid 15.6 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds our students are in close proximity of.
Launch Date: July 27, 2021

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) - South Central Coast Incentive Project

Save on Level 2 and DC fast charger purchase and installation costs with rebates for businesses, apartment communities and more. The Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties – with a total of $12 million in available funds over two years.
Central Coast Community Energy is funding $1,750,000 of the $12 million, with our funds available to CCCE customers and 50% of funds dedicated to disadvantaged communities.
Launch date: August 5, 2021
Rebates are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis
Supporting the adoption of electric vehicle chargers and electric panels throughout the Central Coast. The 3CE Home Electric Vehicle Charger and Electric Panel Rebate Program is funding $295,000 in rebates for eligible customers including homeowners, multi-family property owners, commercial businesses and public agencies. 
Program provides homeowners a rebate of $400 for a network-enabled home EV charger plus up to $2,000 toward related costs for electrical work from plug installation to a full electric panel replacement. Higher incentives for public agencies and for income-qualified homeowners and multi-family property owners. 
Program runs from April 22, 2021 – September 30, 2021.
Supporting the adoption of EVs throughout the Central Coast. The 3CE Electric Vehicle Incentive Program is funding $700,000 in incentives for eligible customers to offset costs associated with purchasing or leasing a new or used electric vehicle (EV) from Santa Cruz County to Santa Barbara County.


Program runs February 24, 2021 – September 30, 2021. 
The Central Coast Incentive Project (CCIP), in cooperation with the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), makes more than $7 million available to eligible customers to offset costs associated with building new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.
In collaboration with the California Energy Commission and the Center for Sustainable Energy, the CCIP will increase the number of accessible chargers throughout the region and support the growth of plug-in EVs while reducing air pollution caused by vehicle emissions. 
Funds nearly fully reserved

Past Programs:

Supporting local schools and the adoption of electric school buses through a powerful partnership. 3CE and Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) have partnered to fund 100% of the cost to replace at least six traditional school buses with electric buses.
This energy program helps ensure your school district has the opportunity to replace your diesel school buses with clean running electric buses and reduce overhead costs while improving local air quality.
 This program has closed. 
More Electric Vehicles Locally. Currently, EVs make up only 1% of all vehicles in the Monterey Bay Region. In order to meet statewide goals and continue shaping the Central Coast as an innovative leader in sustainability, our region’s EV ownership must grow to 15% by 2030The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program provides incentives for EV purchases and leases. 
This program has closed.
Please see above for currently available EV Incentive Program