PG&E Pre-Owned EV Rebate


The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) administers the Pacific Gas and Electric Company Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle program that provides customers rebates for purchasing or leasing a used EV.

The program offers all qualifying electric service customers two levels of incentives, a $1,000 standard rebate or a Rebate Plus option of $4,000 for applicants who meet specific income-based requirements.

As administrator, CSE processes applications, issues rebate checks and reports on program statistics. CSE also conducts marketing and outreach to increase program participation, working with used car dealers to educate sales staff and with community-based organizations to educate their constituents on rebates and EV benefits.

CSE also administers PG&E’s Residential Charging Solutions program that provides customers who meet income eligibility and other requirements a $700 rebate to purchase a Level 2 in-home EV charger.

The rebates are funded by PG&E’s participation in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which encourages utility customers to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by adopting cleaner fuels, like electricity.

PGE Rebate

PG&E POEV Impacts

3,200 rebates

CSE has distributed over 3,200 rebate checks.

$6.3+ million in incentives

CSE has issued more than $6.3 million in incentives for EVs.

Rebate Plus Awards

66% of incentive dollars distributed to Rebate Plus applicants.

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Encourage used EV adoption in the Pacific Gas and Electric service territory, especially among underserved car shoppers

CSE's Role

Administer the PG&E Pre-Owned EV Rebate program and provide information on clean vehicles and rebates to consumers, dealerships and stakeholders


Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Key Partners

Pacific Gas and Electric, community-based organizations, used auto dealers

State Policies Supported

Help achieve California executive order requiring five million zero-emission vehicles on state roads by 2030

Impact Statement

Expand EV adoption and analyze the impact of rebates on the rate of used EV adoption