Am I eligible?
To be eligible for PCE’s incentive you must be a San Mateo County resident, have access to a plug at home or at work where you can charge you vehicle, and have a qualifying household income which is calculated based on 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (see income chart above).
What vehicles are eligible for PCE's incentive?
Used plug-in hybrid electric vehicles or full-battery electric vehicles. Conventional hybrids are not eligible and new vehicles are not eligible.
How much is PCE incentive?
PCE’s incentive is $4,000 if you are not stacking funds with other EV incentive programs OR $2,000 if you are stacking funds with other EV incentive programs.
How long will PCE’s incentive be available for?
PCE’s DriveForward Electric program is in its pilot phase. Incentives are available until funding runs out. Funding is expected to be available through at least Q1 2019 and is likely to be renewed.
Can I stack PCE’s incentive with other EV incentive programs?
Yes, PCE’s incentive is stackable with other income-qualifying EV incentive programs such as the Clean Cars for All Program, the Driving Clean Assistance Program, and the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program. If you stack with other programs PCE’s incentive is $2,000 instead of $4,000.
How much in incentives can I receive?
It depends on what programs you participate in. The following table summarizes the potential saving amounts with PCE’s and other programs:
|PCE + Driving Clean Assistance Program||$7,000
|PCE + Clean Vehicle Assistance Program||$7,000
|PCE + Clean Vehicle Assistance Program||$7,500 - $11,500
Please note that combined incentives cannot exceed the total cost of the vehicle. For example, if you purchase a $10,000 vehicle and receive a $9,500 incentive from the Clean Cars for All Program, you will only receive a $500 incentive from PCE.
How will I receive PCE’s incentive?
It depends on what programs you participate in and if you plan on financing a vehicle loan through our program partner, Peninsula Family Service. In general, we will follow the following protocol. Also note that all the other EV incentive programs are up-front grants.
|PCE only + Peninsula Family Service loan||Up-front grant directly to the dealership
|PCE only + loan through your own bank||Post-purchase rebate
|PCE + some other EV incentive program||Other EV incentive program = up-front grant directly to the dealership
PCE incentive = post-purchase rebate
What is the process to apply for PCE's incentive?
First, please fill out our interest form below. A representative from Peninsula Family Service will call you and let you know what next steps are. In most cases, this might include an in-person one-on-meeting with PFS. The process may depend on whether or not you apply for another EV incentive program.
Can I purchase my vehicle at any dealership?
You can purchase your vehicle at any dealership in the Bay Area for PCE’s incentive. However, please note that the other EV incentive programs have lists of approved dealers where the vehicle must be purchased.
How do you verify if I plug in my vehicle at home or at work?
We require photos of where you plan to plug in your vehicle at home or at work.
I can’t plug in at home or work but want to charge at public charging stations, am I eligible?
No, you must have a place to charge at home or at work.
How I can get a vehicle loan with Peninsula Family Service?
To apply for a loan with Peninsula Family Service, you must first attend a PFS financial empowerment workshop. You would then submit your application for a loan and meet with a PFS coordinator for a one-on-one meeting.
Can I get a vehicle loan at my bank of choosing?
Yes, you may get a loan at your bank of choosing. If you do so, your PCE incentive would be provided as an post-purchase rebate instead of as an up-front check to the dealership.
Do I have to get a vehicle loan to receive PCE’s incentive?
No, it is a not a requirement that you get a loan to receive PCE’s incentive. If you do not get a loan, your PCE incentive would be provided as an post-purchase rebate instead of as an up-front check to the dealership.