Electric Vehicle Offers and Rebates

Driving an electric vehicle reduces California Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions by as much as 80% per mile traveled. The UC Office of the President Sustainable Practices Policy strives for 4.5% of all commuter vehicles be zero-emission vehicles by 2025, and encourages commuters who drive to consider electric for their next vehicle purchase. In a short video, hear what local EV drivers have to say about their EV experience.

The offers and rebates shown below are for information purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of any of the listed products, services or programs.

EV Dealership Offers
UCSC TAPS has negotiated the following limited duration special promotion(s) for UC Staff, faculty and students for the purchase or lease of an electric vehicle.

Through January 31, 2018 Ford is offering UCSC faculty, staff and students $500 off the purchase of an electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, or special lease pricing. See the promotional flyers, for lease, or purchase, or contact a local Ford dealer for more information.

BMW is offering special pricing to all UC affiliates at all BMW and Mini Dealers on a variety of their electric and electric-hybrid vehicles, including a $10,000 discount on the purchase of a BMW i3.

Be sure to bring the related promotion flyer, and your UCSC ID with you when visiting participating dealerships, and ask about the availability of Federal ($7,500) and State ($2,500) rebates to help lower the cost of your lease or purchase.

EV Rebates
The Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) frequently offers Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito County residents Clean Vehicle Rebates on purchases of qualified new and certified used EVs. More information is available at http://mbard.org/rebates/.

PG&E is offering a $500 Clean Fuel Rebate to EV users within the PG&E Service Area. More information is available on their Clean Fuel Rebate for EV Fueling page. 

Home charging equipment rebates and vehicle insurance discounts are sometimes available through the California Air Resources Board. Check their website for more information.

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