Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

PWP offers electric vehicle and charger incentives for residential and commercial customers.

Residential  EV & EV Charger Rebates

If you are a PWP residential customer, receive a $200 rebate when you purchase or lease a qualifying Electric Vehicle. Receive an additional $400 rebate when you purchase and install a qualifying EV charger at your Pasadena home. See terms below:

How to Qualify:

  • Purchase or lease a plug-in electric vehicle (EV).
  • Purchase and install a Level 2 (240V) charging station at your Pasadena home.
  • Submit your online rebate application within 180 days of purchase.
  • Only residential PWP electric customers are eligible.
  • Review complete EV Program terms and conditions listed below.

How to Apply: 

  • Log in to your PWP account.
  • Select “Apply for Rebates”
  • Please upload electronic copies of the following:
    • For an EV Rebate, please provide proof of the EV purchase or lease. Acceptable documentation includes a copy of the vehicle’s CA DMV Registration or a Lease/Sale contract.
    • For an EV Charger Rebate, please provide:
      • An itemized sales receipt of invoice
      • A picture of the EV charger installed at your home
      • A copy of the Building/Electrical Inspection Sign off that is provided by the Pasadena Building Inspector after the charging station has been installed and inspected
    • You will need to submit a rebate application for the EV rebate and an additional application for an EV charger rebate.
    • Once approved, your rebate check will arrive in 6 to 8 weeks.
    • If you have questions, contact PWP’s Answerline at 626.744.6970 or email electrictransportation@cityofpasadena.net

Commercial and Multi-Unit EV Charging Station Incentive

Pasadena businesses, nonprofits, and multi-unit buildings who install Level 2 (240V) “wall-mounted” or “hardwired” electric vehicle charging stations for employees, tenants, and visitors are eligible for up to $600.00 for each charging station.

How to Qualify:

  • The Charging Station Incentive Request Form and all supporting documents must be submitted within 180 days from completion of the charger installation (Inspection Sign-off Date).
  • Review complete EV Program terms and conditions listed below.

How to Apply:

  • Complete and sign the form including all the supporting documents listed below:
    • Completed and signed Charging Station Incentive Request Form
    • Proof of EV charger purchase (Itemized Receipt or Sales Invoice)
    • Copy of EV charger installation sign-off document. This document is provided by Building Inspector AFTER charging station(s) have been inspected. Please note the City of Pasadena’s Building Department requires an electrical permit for the installation of an EV charging stations or any electrical work
  • Email documents to: solar@cityofpasadena.net or mail documents to address below:
    Pasadena Water and Power
    Attn: PEV Incentive Program
    150 S. Los Robles Ave. Suite 200
    Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Please call PWP’s Answerline at 626.744.6970 if you have questions or need assistance completing the form.


Program Terms & Requirements

  • Applicant must have an active PWP electric account.
  • Plug-in Electric Vehicle must be registered at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California.
  • The program participant must be the legal owner of PEV and permanently resides at the address shown in the PWP electric account. Additional documents may be required to establish residency requirement if the register owner/lessor is not listed in the electric account.
  •  All electrical work must be performed by a qualified and licensed contractor in accordance with local codes, permitting, and inspection requirements.
  • PEV must be approved for highway application. (Electric scooters, electric bicycles, golf carts, neighborhood and low-speed vehicles are not eligible.)
  • Level 2 (240V) EV Charger must be a new unit purchased after June 1, 2014. Resale units, leased, rented, rebuilt, received from warranty insurance claims, won as a prize do not qualify.
  • Level 2 Charger must be equipped with the SAE J1772 standard connector plug and UL listed. (Certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.)
  • Rebates for vehicles that require a factory installed, higher capacity charging system than Level 2 may be considered for participating in the program on a case-by-case basis and will be determined at the sole discretion of PWP.
  • Level 2 Charger must be permanently hardwired to the electrical service.
  • Portable 240V charging stations may qualify.
  • A 240V outlet (existing or new installation) is NOT eligible.
  • The EV charger is to remain in service at the address specified on the application for a minimum of one (1) year or until PWP electrical service account is closed. Total or partial rebate received under this program must be returned to PWP if this provision is not met.
  • If Level 2 Charger is installed in a multi-family complex, the applicant must provide written permission from the property manager/owner/homeowners association to install the charger.
  • PWP may utilize data generated by the use of the EV Charger to improve PWP services, conduct studies, and any other purposed in furtherance of PWP’s operations.
  • Program participants may be asked to participate in PWP’s demand response program during events or conditions where the electric load to the distribution system needs to be curtailed.
  • Residential customers currently enrolled, or have participated in the past, in PWP’s Experimental Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate are not eligible for this program.
  • EV Charging Station rebate will be based upon actual cost of the charger, minus any other charger incentives or rebates received from other parties or agencies. The rebate amount shall not exceed the costs of the equipment.
  • Incentive is limited to one (1) rebate for the life of the vehicle.
  • Incentive is limited to one (1) incentive for a residential service and four (4) for commercial service.
  • Pasadena Water and Power, at its own discretion, may conduct on-site inspection to verify information provided in the application.