Electric Vehicle Rebate


PWP Incentives for Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Incentive: To offset higher electric bills due to charging EVs at home, Pasadena Water and Power offers $200 worth of LED lighting when you purchase or lease an Electric Vehicle. Replacing inefficient lighting with LEDs is a fast and easy way to save energy at home.

To Apply:

Notify PWP about your EV lease or purchase by submitting the EV Incentive Request Form.

You will then receive up to $200 to replace existing lights at the address where the vehicle is being charged from PWP’s online store.

EV Charger Incentives: PWP also offers incentives for customers who install a Level 2 (240V) “wall mounted” or “hardwired” charging station at home, multi-unit complex, or business. A charging station allows for fast-charging of an EV and enables the car to charge during off-peak hours, when electrical demand is lower.

PWP will provide a rebate of up to $400 to residential customers and $600 to commercial customers who purchase and install a qualifying EV charging station. Portable 240V charging stations may also qualify for this incentive.

To Apply:

Complete the following within 90 days from final completion of the charger installation (Inspection Sign-off Date):

Complete the EV Incentive Request Form and submit it to PWP along with: 

  1. Submit a copy of CA DMV Registration or Sales/Lease contract of your EV
  2. Submit a copy of the Building/Electrical Inspection Sign-off that is provided by the Building Inspector after the charging station has been installed and inspected
  3. Submit an itemized receipt or sales invoice that includes purchase date, retailer name, business address, phone number, and itemized description of EV charging station including manufacturer and product make and model numbers  

Email documents to: solar@cityofpasadena.net or

Other Incentives for Electric Vehicles

Federal tax incentives of up to $7,500 through the IRS Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit (IRC 30D).

State Rebates of up to $4,500 through the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, funded by the California Air Resources Board and administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE).

Carpool Lane Sticker Qualifying PEV and Plug-In Hybrid EV owners are eligible to ride in the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane by obtaining a Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) sticker. A limited number of “Green Stickers” are available for plug in hybrids, and an unlimited number of “White Stickers” are available for electric-only vehicles. Apply through the California DMV.

Charge Station Subsidy available to commercial sites on a case-by-case basis by The EV Project. Call the EV Project for details at 1.888.998.2546 or visit the EV Project online.