Save Big on an Electric Vehicle through MBeVIP

Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Makes Over $1 Million Available to Our Community – Plus Additional Savings

Shop locally for an EV and be rewarded with multiple ways to save through Monterey Bay eVIP! A collaboration between MBCP and the Monterey Bay Air Resources District, Monterey Bay eVIP includes two distinct phases each with unique benefits and opportunities to save money and promote the growth of EVs in the Monterey Bay Region.

MBCP Monterey Bay eVIP Phase 1:Buy Local(May 1 – July 31, 2019)

MBCP is offering significant incentives that are part of even greater savings available through special, reduced MSRP and manufacturer pricing. In addition to incentives and discounted pricing, the Monterey Bay eVIP web page outlines opportunities for EV buyers and leasers to save even more through California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, Federal Tax Credit and the Clean Fuel Rebate.

Phase 1 is applicable to battery-electric EVs only (no hybrids). Full details and the application form is available now!
Note: Phase 1 participants must apply before purchasing or leasing vehicle. Get started by applying online to receive your certificate from MBCP.

MBCP Incentives

  • $4,500 for income-qualified MBCP customers
  • $3,000 for non-profits, schools and public agencies
  • $1,000 for all other MBCP customers

“The Monterey Bay Region is poised to dramatically increase electric vehicle adoption,” shares MBCP Director of Communications and Energy Programs, JR Killigrew. “MBCP and MBARD are key drivers towards electrifying all types of vehicles. We’ve already identified the transportation sector as one of our top focus areas to continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions and eliminate criteria air pollutants, so we’ve been very motivated to offer a program which gets more people in EVs.”  

Currently, less than 2% of vehicles in the tri-county are electric. “Combining forces with MBCP to support consumers in the Monterey Bay region is a winning solution. MBARD continues to support alternative fuel vehicle adoption and we are excited to collaborate with MBCP to usher in a new era with a program that puts the consumer in the driver seat.”  says David Frisbey, MBARD’s Planning and Air Monitoring Manager.   Later in 2019, MBCP will be following through with significant funding available to its commercial customers who are interested in growing the number of charging stations in the Monterey Bay.  

Income-qualified participants get an extra funding boost and if they stack all the opportunities together, it could mean a total savings that approaches $10,000 off the original price for eligible vehicles. The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program is being rolled out in two phases.  

Phase 1 (May 1 – July 31), “Buy Local” is being ushered by MBCP and applies to electric vehicles only, with initial savings generated though incentives ranging from $1,000 to $4,500 depending on income-qualification and whether applicants are a business, resident, non-profit, school or public agency. Eligible vehicles include the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt available through Greenwood Chevrolet in Hollister, the 2019 Nissan LEAF and LEAF Plus available through Cardinale Nissan in Seaside, and the 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf available at Santa Cruz Volkswagen. More information about Monterey Bay eVIP Phase 1 will be available beginning May 1 at

Phase 2 (August 1 until funds run out), “Your Choice, Your Terms” offers any tri-county car shopper the opportunity to apply for rebates provided by the Monterey Bay Air Resources District. While potential savings are slightly less than during Phase 1, ‘Your Choice, Your Terms’ means participants have the added convenience of applying their savings to any new or used alternative-fuel vehicle purchased or leased from any dealer throughout California. More information about Monterey Bay eVIP Phase 2 will be available beginning August 1 at