Transportation Electrification

Electrifying Our Transportation Resources

Transportation contributes to 60% of our local Central Coast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, emitting 4.5 million metric tons of GHG emissions and costing close to $2 billion per year to fuel over 1 million vehicles.  
 
Economic and Environmental Benefits to Electrifying Local Vehicles
Increasing access to electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging stations benefits residents and businesses. 
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  • Powering cars with electricity instead of gasoline or diesel saves money and improves local air quality
  • Building more charging stations Improves equitable access for residents and EV chargers add value to businesses 
  • Central Coast Community energy rebates save customers money and help residents and businesses make the switch 

Current Programs:

 New and expanded Electrify Your Ride was designed to provide CCCE customers with a “one-stop-shop” process to apply for post purchase incentives for one or more of the following four (4) rebates: electric vehicles (EVs), EV Chargers, EV Readiness and Electric Bikes making this program the single largest energy program budget to date!
 
Program runs from November 9, 2021 – September 30, 2022, or until funds are fully reserved
Electrifying our community’s school buses for a cleaner, healthier and safer Central Coast. Central Coast Community Energy is funding up to $200,000 per bus for public school districts throughout our service area. 
Each electric school bus is estimated to avoid 15.6 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds our students are in close proximity of.
  
Program runs from October 1, 2021 – September 30, 2022, or until funds are fully reserved

California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) - South Central Coast Incentive Project

Save on Level 2 and DC fast charger purchase and installation costs with rebates for businesses, apartment communities and more. The Project promotes easy access to zero-emission vehicle infrastructure for the purchase and installation of eligible electric vehicle (EV) chargers in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties – with a total of $12 million in available funds over two years.
Central Coast Community Energy is funding $1,750,000 of the $12 million, with our funds available to CCCE customers and 50% of funds dedicated to disadvantaged communities.
 
Launch date: August 5, 2021
Rebates are fully provisionally reserved
The Central Coast Incentive Project (CCIP), in cooperation with the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), makes more than $7 million available to eligible customers to offset costs associated with building new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties.
In collaboration with the California Energy Commission and the Center for Sustainable Energy, the CCIP will increase the number of accessible chargers throughout the region and support the growth of plug-in EVs while reducing air pollution caused by vehicle emissions. 
 
Funds nearly fully reserved

Past Programs:

Supporting the adoption of electric vehicle chargers and electric panels throughout the Central Coast. The 3CE Electric Vehicle Charger and Electric Panel Rebate Program made $295,000 in rebates available for eligible customers including homeowners, multi-family property owners, commercial businesses and public agencies. Program ran from April 22, 2021 – September 30, 2021.
 
Charge Your Ride will be available again in November  2021 as part of the next Electrify Your Ride. 
Supporting local schools and the adoption of electric school buses through a powerful partnership. 3CE and Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) have partnered to fund 100% of the cost to replace at least six traditional school buses with electric buses.
 
This energy program helps ensure your school district has the opportunity to replace your diesel school buses with clean running electric buses and reduce overhead costs while improving local air quality.
 
 This program has closed. 
 
More Electric Vehicles Locally. Currently, EVs make up only 1% of all vehicles in the Monterey Bay Region. In order to meet statewide goals and continue shaping the Central Coast as an innovative leader in sustainability, our region’s EV ownership must grow to 15% by 2030The Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program provides incentives for EV purchases and leases. 
 
This program has closed.
Please see above for currently available EV Incentive Program