Electrify Your Ride – Residential



The Electrify Your Ride Program provides 3CE customers with a “one-stop-shop” for transportation electrification rebates and support. Rebates are available for electric vehicles, chargers, and EV readiness (electrical work related to charger installation).

Looking to install charging stations on your multi-family property, such as a duplex, townhome, or apartment complex? Please apply on our Electrify Your Ride Commercial webpage.

Why Electrify?

  • Environmental and Health Benefits
    • In full electric mode, an electric vehicle produces zero tailpipe emissions, dramatically lowering smog and greenhouse gas emissions
    • Cleaner cars mean cleaner air and better health
    • Reducing emissions, getting more EVs on the road and building more charging stations will increase local and regional adoption rates to meet state and regional climate action goals 
  • Fuel Costs
    • Electric vehicles typically achieve better fuel economy and have lower fuel costs than similar conventional vehicles
  • Maintenance Costs
    • Electric motors have far fewer moving parts and never require oil changes, new spark plugs or fuel filters. Regenerative braking also extends the lifespan of brake pads by using the electric motor to decelerate the vehicle

Who Is Eligible?

All 3CE customers with an account in good standing are eligible to apply to the Electrify Your Ride rebates. Per fiscal year, applicants are eligible for one EV rebate per household, one Level 2 charger rebate per site address, and one EV readiness rebate per site address.

Measure Eligibility

Measures can be applied for together or independently in any sequential order. Purchases and/or installation must be made between August 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.

Income Qualified Incentive Eligibility

There are two levels of Income Qualified Incentives available to residents, Tier 1 and Tier 2. To qualify, applicants must meet the minimum eligibility requirements in the table below and verify income status by providing a copy of their 1040 tax return or reporting active enrollment in the CARE or FERA programs.

Annual Household Income to Meet Income Qualified Incentive Requirement

# of Persons in HouseholdTier 1
201-400% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021
(adjusted gross annual income)
Tier 2
<200% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021 (adjusted gross annual income)


New Vehicle Rebates

Vehicle TypeBaseTier 1
400-201% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2023 (gross annual income)
Tier 2
<200% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2023 (gross annual income)
Battery Electric $2,000$3,000$4,000
Plug-in Hybrid ElectricN/A$2,000$3,000
Electric Motorcycle$1,000$2,000$2,000

Used Vehicle Rebates

Vehicle TypeBaseTier 1
400-201% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021 (gross annual income)
Tier 2
<200% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021 (gross annual income)
Battery Electric$1,000$2,000$3,000
Plug-in Hybrid ElectricN/A$1,000$2,000
Electric MotorcycleN/AN/AN/A

Level 2 Charger Rebates

BaseTier 1
400-201% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021 (gross annual income)
Tier 2
<200% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021 (gross annual income)
$400Up to $700Up to $700

EV Readiness Rebates

BaseTier 1
400-201% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021 (gross annual income)
Tier 2
<200% Federal Poverty Level for the 48 Contiguous States, 2021 (gross annual income)
Up to $2,000Up to $3,000Up to $4,000



Review your most recent energy bill to verify if “3CE Electric Generation Charges” are included in the statement 


Purchase your electric vehicle, charger, and/or complete your EV Readiness project


Submit online application with all relevant supporting documentation


3CE processes your application and will notify you of your application status


Receive your rebate check in the mail!

Document Checklist

Federal Tax Return 1040

Electrify Your Ride program applicants may submit a redacted copy of their most recent Federal Tax Return 1040 (Form 1040) showing their full name, adjusted gross income, and the names of their spouse and dependents, if applicable. All additional information, including Social Security Numbers, should be redacted (blacked-out). Please note: 3CE will not share this information with any other party. All 1040 documentation will be deleted from our records after income verification has been completed. 



Consumer Reports

Owning an electric vehicle (EV) will save the typical driver $6,000 to
$12,000 over the life of the vehicle, compared to owning a comparable
gas-powered vehicle. With new federal tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act, consumers can save as much as $1,100 in the first year of ownership!

Electric For All

Electric For All, powered by Veloz, is a premier consumer-facing program focused on driving forward the goal of 100% electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. Launched in October 2018, Electric For All brings together innovative consumer tools, time-saving resources and can’t-miss EV education campaigns to help prospective EV owners understand their options and make the best choice for themselves, their communities and the environment.

Residential Developers’ EV Charging Infrastructure Webinar

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an option to pre-qualify my application?

There is no pre-qualification pathway. Please follow the directions listed on the Electrify Your Ride webpages for Residential or Commercial Customers. Submit all required documentation when applying for your rebate(s). 

What is considered date of purchase for a vehicle that is ordered online?

Please use the purchase date on the bill of sale document.

What purchase dates are eligible for this program?

Please complete your purchase(s) between August 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024, to be eligible for the FY 2023-2024 Electrify Your Ride program. 

I live in a mobile home park or RV Park. Do I qualify for this program?  

Please ask your park manager to confirm if the park is enrolled in 3CE electric generation service before applying. In order to qualify for the program, mobile home parks must be enrolled in 3CE service. This ensures that all residents of the mobile home parks are eligible for the benefits of the program.

I live with other renters. Can we all qualify for the EV rebate? 

If your home address is enrolled in 3CE and you do not file taxes as a single household, each individual can apply for this rebate. A household is defined as a taxpayer, their spouse, and/or any dependents they may have. 

How long will it take to receive my rebate?

Please be patient as staff work diligently to process your application. Due to an increase in the number of applications, this may take up to 45 days. If you receive an email informing you that your application was approved, please allow up to 45 days for your check to be delivered to the mailing address provided in your application. For urgent inquiries, please email NorthSupport@3ce.org (for PG&E customers) and SouthSupport@3ce.org (for SCE customers).  

How do I apply for a rebate?

To apply for a rebate, please visit Rebates & Incentives and select which applicant type best applies to you. After carefully reviewing the program walkthrough and eligibility checklists, please select “Apply Now” and upload the required documents to complete your application. 

Do I have to apply for all rebates in one application?

No. Applicants may apply for one or more of the three (3) rebates in any desired sequence. Separate email notifications and checks (if approved) will be sent for each application.

How can I follow-up on the status of my application?

Applicants will be notified of the status of their application at each of the following stages via email:  

-Incomplete Application: Email requests documents, information, or both from the applicant to continue processing the application.  

-Denied Application: Email notifies the applicant that the application was denied because it did not meet the requirements of the program.  

-Application Approved: Email notifies the applicant the application was approved and a check will be delivered to the applicant’s mailing address  

If you have any inquiries that were not addressed by these emails, please contact Central Coast Community Energy’s call center at +1 (877) 455-2223 or email NorthSupport@3ce.org (for PG&E customers) and SouthSupport@3ce.org (for SCE customers) 

What if I don’t have access to a scanner?

If you do not have access to a scanner, please submit a complete, clear and legible photo of your document(s). 

How will 3CE verify my income?

Electrify Your Ride offers increased residential rebates of two (2) Tiers for income qualification. Tier 1 is defined as Income Qualified Residents earning 201% – 400% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Tier 2 is defined as Income Qualified Residents earning less than 200% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Level (FPL). To qualify for Tier 1, CCCE requires a copy of the applicant’s most recent federal tax return (Form 1040). 

To qualify for Tier 2, you must be enrolled in CARE and/or FERA with either PG&E or SCE or submit a photo or copy of your most recent Federal tax return (Form 1040). 

For more information, please visit https://3cenergy.org/rebates/electricify-your-ride-residential/.  

Are plug-in hybrids and used battery electric vehicles eligible for rebates?

Used battery electric vehicles less than eight (8) years old are eligible for rebates. Only income qualified resident applications are eligible to receive a rebate for a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV).

How many rebates can I receive?

Residential applicants are eligible for one EV rebate per household, one Level 2 charger rebate per site address, and one EV readiness rebate per site address.  

What qualifies as an electric motorcycle? 

Qualifying Electric Motorcycles include motorcycles or motor-driven cycles, according to the DMV under California Vehicle Code Sections 400, 12804.9(b)(4) and 405, 12804.9(b)(4), that require the applicant to obtain motor vehicle insurance, an M1 driver’s license, and license plates for their electric motorcycle. The EYR program does not provide incentives for Class 1, 2, or 3 electric bicycles, or the electric equivalent of a motorized bicycle, such as a moped. 

My used vehicle is involved in an open recall. Do I need to prove the defect has been fixed?

Yes, all eligible used vehicles in open recall must show proof of repair. For more information about the open recall for Chevy Bolt EVs (2017-2022) and Bolt EUVs (2022), please visit: https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-recall.

How do I know if my EV Charger is eligible?

EV Charger eligibility requirements include: 

  1. Level 2 Charger (requires 240-volt power source). 
  1. Must be Wi-Fi enabled (“networked”) 
  1. Must be purchased new (not refurbished). 
  1. Must be certified by Underwriters Laboratory Inc. (“UL Listed”) 

To see which EV Charger may meet these requirements, you might find it helpful to visit this catalog. Before selecting a charger, it’s always a good idea to verify the product’s eligibility on the manufacturer’s website.

My EV has network capabilities. Does that qualify my EV charger as networked?

No, the EV charger itself must have network capabilities to qualify for the rebate. The network capabilities of the EV are separate and do not influence the classification of the charger.

What is EV Readiness?

The EV Readiness rebate is intended to reimburse the majority of costs associated with the cost for materials and labor for electrical work associated with Level 2 EV Charger installation at home or work.

What are the eligibility requirements for EV Readiness?

EV Charger eligibility requirements include: 

  1. Electrical work must be completed prior to application submittal. 
  1. The installer must be authorized to perform electrical/installation work, as defined by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) building guidelines. Typically, this would be a licensed general contractor or licensed electrical contractor.  
  1. The work may include materials and labor that occur in anticipation of, or during installation of EV Charger, i.e. receptacles, J-boxes, conduit, smart splitters, electrical service panel upgrades and replacements, etc. 

I am installing solar panels at the same time as the EV charger installation. Do I still qualify for the rebate?

Yes, applications for EV Readiness must include an itemized receipt or invoice. 3CE can only reimburse costs for the EV Charger installation including of all associated time and/or material costs.


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