Used Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Rebate overview

Offering rebates of up to $4,000, Peninsula Clean Energy makes it easier for San Mateo residents to purchase a used electric vehicle (EV). Used EV owners already save money on fueling and maintenance costs—now they can also enjoy immediate savings at time of purchase.

 Plug-in hybrid EVBattery EV
Base rebate$700$1,000
Increased rebate (for income-qualified residents)Up to $3,700 Up to $4,000


  1. Must apply and be approved by Peninsula Clean Energy prior to purchase
  2. Be a San Mateo County resident; one rebate per household
  1. Purchase an eligible vehicle:
    • Used plug-in hybrid or battery electric EV, 8 model years old or newer (2022 = 2015 or newer)
    • Plug-in hybrid must have a minimum 25-mile all-electric range
    • Purchase price before rebate(s) cannot exceed $25,000

Next steps

  1. Make sure you qualify by filling out the pre-application form
  2. A representative from our partner, GRID Alternatives, will contact you with more information and provide a link to submit your application
  3. Application approval may take up to 7 days. Once approved, you’ll receive an email with details on how to purchase from a participating dealership or other retailers
  4. Purchase a vehicle through a participating dealership for an instant rebate at the time of purchase
    Purchase at a non-participating dealership or online retailer (private sales are not allowed). Submit purchase documents and receive a rebate check in the mail
  5. Drive into a brighter, cleaner future!