Peninsula Clean Energy expands used EV rebate program, up to $4,000 offered

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San Mateo County residents are being offered up to $4,000 in rebates toward the purchase of a used electric vehicle as part of an expansion of a Peninsula Clean Energy program.

Regardless of income, residents can now receive a rebate starting at $700 for a plug-in hybrid and $1,000 for a fully-electric vehicle, while income-qualified county residents can receive a rebate as high as $3,700 for a plug-in hybrid and $4,000 for a fully-electric vehicle, according to PCE.

To qualify, EVs must be eight years old or newer with a pre-incentive purchase price of $25,000 or less. Eligible plug-in hybrids must have a minimum range of 25 miles. Residents must apply for a rebate prior to purchasing a used EV. Once approved, they can receive an instant rebate if they purchase the vehicle at one of nearly a dozen participating local car dealerships.

“Income-qualified residents can also combine a Peninsula Clean Energy rebate with other regional and state EV incentive programs, amounting to as much as $11,500 in incentives,” according to PCE.

“These rebates, coupled with our expansive efforts to install new charging infrastructure, create an unprecedented opportunity for San Mateo County residents to transition to electric vehicles that significantly save money and drive down greenhouse gas emissions heating our planet,” said Burlingame City Council Member Donna Colson, who is vice chair of PCE’s board of directors. “This is also a great opportunity for our local used car dealerships to continue their post-pandemic rebound.”

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