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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 quite 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 just a Federal tax credit. 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).

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 claimed by the manufacturer and sometimes used to bring down the lease price (the amount passed on to the consumer varies by dealer).

California HOV Lane Access

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

 

2018 Vehicles

Vehicle

Starting
MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

Audi A3 E-Tron Plug-in Hybrid

$39,500

$1,500

$4,502

BMW I3 Electric

$44,450

$2,500

$7,500

BMW I3 (94 AH) with Range Extender

$48,300

$2,500

$7,500

BMW I3S (94 AH) Electric

$47,650

$2,500

$7,500

BMW I3S (94 AH) with Range Extender

$51,500

$2,500

$7,500

BMW 530e and 530e xDrive

$51,200

$1,500

$4,668

BYD e6

$TBD

$2,500

$TBD

Chevy Bolt

$37,495

$2,500

$7,500

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

$34,095

$1,500

$7,500

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

$39,995

$1,500

$7,500

Fiat 500e

$TBD

$TBD

$7,500

Ford Focus Electric

$29,120

$2,500

$7.500

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$31,305

$1,500

$4,007

Honda Clarity Electric

$TBD

$2,500

$7,500

Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid

$33,400

$1,500

$7,500

Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

$24,950

$1,500

$4,543

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

$29,500

$2,500

$TBD

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

$TBD

$1,500

$TBD

Kia Soul Electric

$33,950

$2,500

$7,500

Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid

$27,900

$1,500

$4,543

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

$35,210

$1,500

$4,919

Mercedes-Benz C 350e Plug-in Hybrid

$47,900

$TBD

$3,501

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC Plug-in Hybrid

$49,990

Does not qualify

$4,460

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid

$34,595

$1,500

$5,836

Nissan Leaf Electric

$29,990

$2,500

$7,500

Smart ED Coupe / Cabrio Electric

$23,900

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model 3 Electric

$TBD

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model S Electric

$TBD

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model X Electric

$TBD

$2,500

$7,500

Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid

$27,100

$1,500

$4,502

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric

$TBD

$2,500

$TBD

Volvo S90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

$63,650

$1,500

$5,002

Volvo XC60 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

$41,500

$1,500

$5,002

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

$46,900

$1,500

$5,002

 

2017 Vehicles

Vehicle

Starting
MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

Audi A3 E-Tron Plug-in Hybrid

$38,900

$1,500

$4,502

BMW i3 BEV and i3 BEV (60 & 94 AH)

$42,400

$2,500

$7,500

BMW i3 REX

$47,450

$2,500

$7,500

BYD e6

$TBD

$2,500

$7,500

Chevy Bolt

$37,495

$2,500

$7,500

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

$34,490

$1,500

$7,500

Chrysler Pacifica Plug-in Hybrid

$41,995

$1,500

$7,500

Fiat 500e

$32,995

$2,500

$7,500

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$27,120

$1,500

$4,007

Ford Focus Electric

$29,120

$2,500

$7,500

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$31,120

$1,500

$4,007

Honda Clarity Electric

Lease only

$2,500

$TBD

Hyundai Ioniq Electric

$29,500

$2,500

$7,500

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

$34,600

$1,500

$4,919

Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid

$35,210

$1,500

$4,919

Kia Soul Electric

$32,250

$2,500

$7,500

Mercedes-Benz B 250e Electric

$39,900

$2,500

$7,500

Mercedes-Benz C 350e Plug-in Hybrid

$46,050

$TBD

$3,000

Mercedes-Benz S 550e Plug-in Hybrid

$96,600

$TBD

$4,043

Mitsubishi I-MiEV Electric

$22,995

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf Electric

$30,680

$2,500

$7,500

Smart Fortwo Coupe / Cabrio / Convertible Electric

$23,800 - $29,000

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model 3 Electric

$35,000

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model S Electric

$68,000

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model X Electric

$88,800

$2,500

$7,500

Toyota Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid

$27,100

$1,500

$4,502

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric

$30,495

$2,500

$7,500

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid

$67,800

$1,500

$4,585

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

BMW i3 BEV

$42,400

$2,500

$7,500

BMW i3 REx

$46,250

$2,500

$7,500

BYD e6

$TBD

$2,500

$TBD

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

$65,000

$1,500

$7,500

Chevy Spark Electric

$25,995

$2,500

$7,500

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

$33,995

$1,500

$7,500

Fiat 500e

$31,800

$2,500

$7,500

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$31,770

$1,500

$4,007

Ford Focus Electric

$29,170

$2,500

$7,500

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$33,900

$1,500

$4,007

Hyundai Sonata Plug-in Hybrid

$34,600

$1,500

$4,919

Kia Soul Electric

$31,950

$2,500

$7,500

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

$95,650

$1,500

$4,042

Mercedes-Benz B 250e Electric

$48,950

$2,500

$7,500

Mercedes-Benz C 350e Plug-in Hybrid

$45,490

$TBD

$TBD

Mitsubishi I-MiEV Electric

$22,995

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf Electric

$29,010 +

$2,500

$7,500

Smart Fortwo Coupe Electric

$19,990

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model S Electric

$70,000 +

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model X Electric

$95,500+

$2,500

$7,500

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric

$28,995

$2,500

$7,500

Volvo XC90 T8

$68,100

$1,500

$4,585

2015 Vehicles

Vehicle

Starting
MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

BMW i3 BEV

$42,400

$2,500

$7,500

BMW i3 REx

$46,250

$2,500

$7,500

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

N/A

N/A

N/A

Chevy Spark Electric

$26,685

$2,500

$7,500

Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid

$34,170

$1,500

$7,500

Fiat 500e

$32,300

$2,500

$7,500

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$31,770

$1,500

$4,007

Ford Focus Electric

$29,170

$2,500

$7,500

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$34,800

$1,500

$4,007

Kia Soul Electric

$33,700

$2,500

$7,500

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric

$48,950

$2,500

$7,500

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

$95,650

$1,500

$4,042.90

Nissan Leaf Electric

$29,010

$2,500

$7,500

Smart Fortwo Electric

$25,000 - $28,000

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model S Electric

$71,070

(60 kWh)

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model S Electric Dual Motor

$75,000

(70D)

$2,500

$7,500

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

$29,990

$1,500

$2,500

Volkswagen e-Golf Electric

$35,445

$2,500

$7,500

2014 Vehicles

Vehicle

MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

BMW i3 Electric

$41,350

$2,500

$7,500

BMW i3 REx Plug-in Hybrid

$45,200

$2,500

$7,500

BYD e6 Electric

$35,000

$2,500

$7,500

Cadillac ELR Plug-in Hybrid

$75,000

$1,500

$7,500

Chevy Spark Electric

$26,685

$2,500

$7,500

Chevy Volt Plug-in Hybrid

$34,185

$1,500

$7,500

Fiat 500e

$31,800

$2,500

$7,500

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$32,950

$1,500

$4,007

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$38,700

$1,500

$4,007

Ford Focus Electric

$35,200

$2,500

$7,500

Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

$39,780

$1,500

$3,626

Honda Fit Electric

Lease only

$2,500

N/A

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric

$41,450

$2,500

$7,500

Mitsubishi I-MiEV Electric

$22,495

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf S Electric

$28,980

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf SV Electric

$32,000

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf SL Electric

$35,020

$2,500

$7,500

Smart Fortwo Electric

$25,000 or $28,000

$2,500

$7,500

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

$69,900

(60 kWh)

$2,500

$7,500

Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid

$29,990

$1,500

$2,500

Toyota RAV4 Electric

$49,800

$2,500

$7,500

2013 Vehicles

Vehicle

MSRP

Clean Vehicle Rebate

Federal Tax Credit

California HOV Lane Access

BYD e6 Electric

$35,000

$2,500

$7,500

Chevy VOLT with Low Emissions Package Plug-in Hybrid

$39,145

$1,500

$7,500

Fiat 500e

$31,800

$2,500

$7,500

Ford Fusion Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$38,700

(SE model)

$1,500

$3,751

Ford C-Max Energi Plug-in Hybrid

$33,745

$1,500

$3,751

Ford Focus Electric

$39,200

$2,500

$7,500

Honda Fit Electric

Lease only

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf S Electric

$28,800

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf SV Electric

$31,820

$2,500

$7,500

Nissan Leaf SL Electric

$34,840

$2,500

$7,500

Smart Fortwo Electric

$25,000

$2,500

$7,500

Tesla Model S (60 k kWh only) Electric

$62,400

(60 kWh)

$2,500

$7,500 included in MSRP

Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

$32,000

$1,500

$2,500

Toyota Rav4 EV

$49,800

$2,500

$7,500

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This document was printed from DriveClean.ca.gov.