Additional Incentives for Income-Qualified Households
Financing for Income-Qualified Households
Example EV Purchase Prices After Discounts and Incentives
How to Enroll
Customers enroll for an EV rate through PG&E, and PG&E transmits that information to SJCE.
EV rate plans are time-of-use rate plans, meaning the price of electricity depends on the time of day. Residential customers have two options for EV rate plans: EV-2A and EV-B. The main difference is that customers eligible for EV-B use a separate meter for EV charging. These customers are responsible for installing their second meter. Most EV customers are on the EV-2A rate plan, meaning their EV charging and household usage is tracked by the same meter.
The peak, off-peak, and partial-peak hours are the same for EV-2A and EV-B.
Incentives for Public Charging
SJCE partnered with the California Energy Commission to invest $14 million in new EV chargers for San Jose businesses, apartments and condos, and public places. This investment will result in approximately 1,400 Level 2 charging ports and 100 DC Fast Charging ports being installed over the next few years, doubling the current level of charging infrastructure. SJCE’s goal is to have at least 25% of the chargers installed in low-income and disadvantaged communities.
Customers applied for this rebate program in December 2020. All of the funding was reserved within 6 minutes.
Incentives for Homeowners
- Clean Cars for All: Receive a rebate of $2,000 when you purchase a BEV through the Clean Cars for All program.
- Clean Vehicle Assistance Program: If you purchase a battery or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle through the Clean Vehicle Assistance Program grant, you are eligible to receive a free Level 2 charging station installed in your home or a $1,000 pre-paid charge card valid at public EVGO charging stations plus a lower-speed portable charger.
- Federal Tax Credit: If you installed, or plan to install, an EV home charger between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2021, you can take 30% off the cost of purchasing and installing the charger (up to $1,000) by claiming a federal tax credit.