Electric Vehicle Rebate

RCEA’s Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Launched May 21, 2024

Ready to kick the gas habit and lower your greenhouse gas emissions?

RCEA has launched a new rebate program to help its customers buy a new or used electric vehicle. RCEA will issue rebates to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. Approved applicants may receive:


Vehicle Type Standard IncentiveIncome Qualified Incentive
New Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)$1,000$2,000
New or Used Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV)$2,000$4,000

Explore and learn about various types of EVs here and check out our EV FAQ here.

Electric Vehicle Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, vehicles must meet the following requirements:

  • Vehicle must be purchased at a licensed automobile dealership
  • Vehicle must be eight (8) model-years or newer
  • Vehicle must have fewer than 75,000 miles
  • Vehicle must have a clean title and be registered in Humboldt County
  • Vehicle’s chassis or emission control system cannot have any previous modifications made
  • Vehicle must not be subject to any open recalls
  • PHEV’s all-electric range must be at or over 30 miles

Income Qualifications

  • To apply for an RCEA Income-Qualified EV Rebate, applicants must provide either:
      • written proof of current enrollment in the PG&E CARE or FERA Program such as a copy of your current electric bill, or
      • written proof of participation in any of the public assistance programs that demonstrate eligibility for PG&E’s CARE program listed in Attachment A: Qualifying Public Assistance Programs of Public Assistance Programs of RCEA’s EV Rebate Terms and Conditions
  • PHEV’s all-electric range must be at or over 30 miles

Why Electrify?

  • Environmental & Health Modes
    • In full electric mode, an EV produces zero tailpipe emissions, lowering smog and greenhouse gas emissions
    • Cleaner cars lead to cleaner air in our community
    • Reducing emissions by getting more EVs on the road and more charging stations will further the expansion of local climate action plans
  • Fuel Costs
    • Electric vehicles typically have a better fuel economy and maintenance cost than gas or diesel vehicles

Federal Tax Credits & PG&E Rebate Programs

  • Drivers can combine RCEA’s rebate with the new EV tax credit for additional savings here for federal program details
  • PG&E also offers rebate programs such as the Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle Program.

Contact Us

RCEA staff expect high demand for this rebate and encourage interested customers to apply early. Call (707) 269-1700 or email ev@redwoodenergy.org with any questions.


How many EV Rebates are available per household?

There is a maximum of two EV Rebates for distinct EVs (unique VINs) per residential RCEA account service address or two EV Rebates for distinct EVs (unique VINs) per Business associated with RCEA electricity account.

How long will it take to receive my rebate?

EV Rebates will be issued through the mail to the CCE account holder or assigned EV Rebate Recipient within 30 business days following the submission of a Complete Application Package from an eligible and qualified applicant.

Can I apply for an EV Charger Rebate?

Yes, please find out more information about our EV Charger Rebate program here. 

How long will it take to process my rebate application?

30 days.

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Eureka, CA 95501

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(707) 269-1700

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(800) 931-7232

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