Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program

RESIDENTIAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVES

PWP residential electric customers are eligible for up to a $250 rebate when they purchase or lease a new or used plug-in electric vehicle (EV). Customers are allowed to receive incentives for up to 2 EVs per address every 3 years.

Customers can receive an additional $250 bonus rebate (up to $500) if they purchase or lease an EV from a Pasadena auto dealer when an EV is purchased/leased after August 1, 2018.

An additional $250 (up to $750) is available for customers currently participating in PWP’s income-qualifying programs when an EV is purchased/leased after August 1, 2018.

RESIDENTIAL CHARGER INCENTIVES

Residential electric customers are eligible for a $600 rebate when they install a qualifying “Wi-Fi enabled” EV charger at their home.

Residential customers are eligible for a $200 rebate when they install a standard (Non Wi-Fi) EV charger.

Residential charger incentive rates listed above are as of August 1st, 2018. Level 2 (240V) EV charging stations purchased prior to August 1st, 2018 are eligible for a $400 rebate.

How to Qualify:

  • Purchase or lease a plug-in electric vehicle (EV) on or after August 1, 2018 to qualify. (Any EV purchase/lease made prior to August 1, 2018- qualifies only for $200 rebate.)
  • And/or purchase and install a Level 2 (240V) charging station at your Pasadena home. For the $600 incentive, make sure the charger is a "Wi-Fi enabled" model.
  • Submit your online rebate application within 365 days of purchase.
  • Only residential PWP electric customers are eligible.
  • Review complete EV Program Requirements listed below.

How to Apply: 

  • Log in to your PWP account.
  • Select “Apply for Rebates”
  • Please upload electronic copies of the following:
    • For the 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 the Charger Rebate, please provide:
      • An itemized sales receipt of invoice (dated on or after August 1, 2018). For the $600 incentive, make sure the charger is a "Wi-Fi enabled" model.
      • Picture(s) 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
  • Review the Residential EV Charger Incentive Program’s Requirements listed below:

Residential Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Requirements

  • Purchased or leased plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) are eligible for incentives.
  • New or used EVs are eligible for incentives.
    • Incentive level for electric vehicles purchased/leased prior to 08/01/2018 is $200.
    • Incentive level for electric vehicles purchased/leased starting on and after 08/01/2018 is $250.
  • Applicant must have an active electric residential account with PWP
  • Electric vehicles are required to be registered at the address of the PWP electric customer applying for the rebate
  • Submit your online rebate application within 365 days of purchase.
  • Plug-in Electric Vehicle must be registered at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California
  • EV incentive is limited to two (2) vehicles every 3 years per residential address
  • The program participant must be the legal owner of EV and permanently resides at the address shown in the PWP electric account. Additional documents may be required to establish residency requirement if the registered owner/lessor is not listed in the electric account.
  • Vehicle must be approved for highway application. (Electric scooters, electric bicycles, golf carts, neighborhood and low-speed vehicles are not eligible.)

Residential Charger Incentive Program Requirements

  • All electrical work must be performed by a qualified and licensed contractor in accordance with local codes, permitting, and inspection requirements.
  • A “Wi-Fi enabled” Level 2 charger must be a new unit purchased after August 1, 2018.
  • Non “Wi-Fi enabled” Level 2 chargers purchased before August 1, 2018 are eligible for an incentive of $400.00. Non “Wi-Fi enabled” Level 2 chargers purchased after August 1, 2018 are eligible for an incentive of $200.
  • Resale units, leased, rented, rebuilt, received from warranty insurance claims, won as a prize do not qualify.
  • All Level 2 (240V) chargers must be equipped with the SAE J1772 standard connector plug and UL listed. (Certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.).
  • All level 2 (240V) chargers must be permanently hardwired to the electrical service.
  • Portable 240V chargers may qualify for incentives.
  • An existing or new 240V outlet is NOT eligible for incentives.
  • Charger incentive is limited to two (2) chargers per residential address.
  • 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.
  • PWP may conduct on-site inspection, at its own discretion, to verify information provided in the application.
  • Charger rebate will be based upon actual cost of the charger. Incentives received from other parties/agencies should be subtracted from the unit before applying for rebates from PWP. Rebate amount shall not exceed the costs of the equipment.