SCE Pre-Owned EV Rebate


The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) administers the SCE Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle program that offers used electric vehicle (EV) incentives to Southern California Edison customers. 

The program offers two options for the purchase or lease of a pre-owned EV, a standard rebate of $1,000 or a $4,000 rebate for income-qualified applicants.

As administrator, CSE processes applications, issues 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.

The program is funded through SCE’s participation in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program, which the California Air Resources Board operates as part of statewide efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by incentivizing the adoption of clean transportation fuels, such as electricity.

SCE Pre-Owned Rebate Program

SCE Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle Program Impacts

$19.8+ million  in rebates

CSE has issued more than $19.8 million in rebates for pre-owned EVs.

11,300+ rebates

CSE has delivered more than 11,300 rebates to SCE customers.

Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Encourage used EV adoption in the Southern California Edison service territory, especially among underserved car shoppers

CSE's Role

Administer the SCE Pre-Owned EV program and provide information on clean vehicles and rebates to consumers, dealerships and stakeholders


Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Key Partners

Southern California Edison, auto dealers and community-based organizations

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