Electric vehicles (EVs) generally cost about half as much to run, have lower maintenance costs and emit 25 times less emissions than gasoline-powered cars! Interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Our informational flier includes cost comparisons between electric vehicles and gas-powered cars, the difference between electric electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in electric vehicles, and the different incentives available.
Interested in getting EV charging stations installed at your workplace, condo, or apartment building? Learn more.
Comparison of Operating Costs and Emissions
2017 ECOplus emissions factor is 0.142326 lbs/kWh
Assumes 19 lbs C02/gallon for gas
Assumes 25 miles/gallon for gas car
Assumes 3.8 mi/kWh for EV
Assumes 9,454 miles driven annually
Assumes $1186 average annual maintenance for gas car, versus $982 for EV
Assumes $3.65/gallon price for gas
Looking to compare money saved on gas and maintenance? Check out this Savings Calculator from our friends at Sonoma Clean Power.
|Program||EVs Incentive Amount||Additional Information|
|Federal Tax Credit||$1,875 - $7,500||Incentive based on battery capacity, vehicle make/model,
and tax liability. New vehicles only. Purchase only. Click here to see incentive amount according to vehicle.
|CA Clean Vehicle Rebate||$1,500 - $4,500||Rebate based on vehicle type ($1,500 plug-in hybrid and $2,500 all-electric). Has an income cap & increased rebate (+$2,000) for low income households. New vehicles only. Purchase or lease. California wide program.|
|PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate||$800||New and used cars (under certain conditions). Purchase or lease. Must be a PG&E customer (note: all Peninsula Clean Energy customers are still PG&E customers.)|
|DriveForward Electric||$2,000 - $4,000||Low and moderate income. Used vehicles only. Purchase only. San Mateo County only.|
|Driving Clean Assistance Program||$5,000||Low and moderate income only. New or used cars. Purchase only. Offers financing assistance. Bay Are only.|
|Clean Cars for All||$5,500 - $7,500||Low and moderate income only. New and used cars.
Scrap & replace program i.e. must retire a vehicle 15 years old or older to qualify. Bay Area only.
|CA Clean Vehicle Assistance Program||$5,000||Low to moderate income only. New or used cars. Purchase
only. Offers financing assistance. Not currently taking applications, expected relaunch Q4 2019. California wide program.
Peninsula Clean Energy offers electric vehicle (EV) rates that mirror PG&E’s rates, at a 5% lower cost.
PG&E offers two EV rate plans for residential customers: EV2-A which combines your vehicle’s electricity costs with those of your residence and EV-B which involves the installation of another meter and separates your vehicle’s electricity costs from those of your home. Both EV2-A and EV-B are non-tiered, time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity.
For EV2-A, costs are lowest from 12am – 3pm when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during the peak hours of 4-9 pm.
For more information on EV rates or to change your rate visit PG&E’s EV rates page (changing your rate with PG&E will automatically update your PCE rate).