California Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP)

Get up to $7,000 to purchase or lease a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), battery electric vehicle (BEV), or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). Rebates are available to California residents that meet income levels and purchase or lease an eligible vehicle.

CVRP Rebate Amounts

CVRP rebate Ammount


Eligibility Steps

Step 1 Are you a California resident?

California residents must also provide a copy of a current California Driver’s license when applying for a rebate.


Step 2 For a CVRP rebate, is your household income at or below the listed income caps?

Standard CVRP Rebate

Annual household income must be at or below the income caps listed below.

  • $150,000 for single filers
  • $204,000 for head-of-household filers
  • $300,000 for joint filers

Incomes that exceed the above levels are eligible for fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) rebates only.

Step 3 Is your household income also below the lower-income cap? If so, you may be eligible for a larger rebate!

Increased Rebate

An additional $2,000 is available for lower-income consumers with household incomes less than 300% of the federal poverty level. The chart below shows eligibility based on income and family size for this category:


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Step 4 Purchase or lease a new eligible vehicle.

Below are examples of eligible vehicles and the maximum rebate available. For additional eligible vehicle options, visit CleanVehicleRebate.org.

Battery Electric Vehicles  (BEV)

Rebate $2,500. Add $2,000 for a total of $4,500 for lower-income consumers.











Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV)

Rebate $1,500. Add $2,000 for a total of $3,500 for lower-income consumers.











Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV)

Rebate $5,000. Add $2,000 for a total of $7,000 for lower-income consumers.












Step 5 Visit CleanVehicleRebate.org and apply for a rebate within 18 months of vehicle lease or purchase.

The Center for Sustainable Energy manages the program. Please visit their website for detailed eligibility information and to apply for a rebate.

866-984-2532 (English)
858-244-4872 (Español)
cvrp@energycenter.org