Residential Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program

Residential Used Electric Vehicle and Charger Incentive Program

"I had a very positive experience getting my EV rebate from PWP. The people we worked with were tremendously helpful and efficient. Before I knew it, I received my rebate check in the mail. Getting to drive an EV everyday is an added plus!" -- Residential EV Rebate Program Participant, District 3

USED ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCENTIVES

PWP residential electric customers are eligible for up to a $250 rebate when they purchase a used plug-in electric vehicle (EV). Customers are allowed a maximum of two (2) EV rebates per PWP residential electric account.

Customers can receive an additional $250 bonus rebate (up to $500) if they purchase a used EV from a Pasadena auto dealer. Note: For EV manufacturers that rely on a direct-sale business model (i.e. Tesla, Rivian, Lucid, etc.) where the transaction is completed entirely online, the Pasadena auto dealer bonus will not apply.

An additional $1,000 (up to $1,500) is available for customers currently enrolled in one of PWP’s income-qualifying programs.

RESIDENTIAL CHARGER INCENTIVES

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

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

How to Qualify:

  • Purchase a used plug-in electric vehicle (EV)
  • 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" or "Internet Connected" model.
  • Submit your online rebate application within 180 days from date of purchase.
  • Level 2 EV Charger must be installed before submitting your online rebate application.
  • Only residential PWP electric customers are eligible.
  • Review complete Used 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 used EV Rebate, please provide:
      • CA DMV registration
      • A copy of the used vehicle purchase agreement/sales contract
      • A copy of the Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability Form from the DMV
    • For the Charger Rebate, please provide:
      • An itemized sales receipt or paid invoice. For the $600 incentive, make sure the charger is a "Wi-Fi enabled/Internet Connected" model.
      • Picture(s) of the EV charger installed at your home
      • A copy of the "Building/Electrical Permit: Inspection Sign-off" that is provided by the Pasadena Building Inspector after the charging station has been installed and inspected
        • To apply for an electrical permit through the City of Pasadena's Planning and Community Development department, please call 626-744-4200 or visit the Online Permit Center
    • You will need to submit a rebate application for the used 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, email electrictransportation@cityofpasadena.net
  • Review the Residential Used EV Charger Incentive Program’s Requirements listed below:

Residential Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Requirements

  • Purchase a used plug-in/battery electric vehicle to be eligible for an incentive
  • 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 180 days from date of purchase.
  • The used Electric Vehicle must be registered at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in California
  • Customers are allowed a maximum of two (2) EV rebates per PWP residential electric account
  • A maximum of two (2) incentives can be applied per VIN, but each incentive must be tied to a unique PWP residential electric service address and account holder, with a 24-month period in between each incentive.
  • The program participant must be the legal owner of the used EV and permanently resides at the address shown in the PWP electric account.
  • Used plug-in EV must be approved for highway application. (Electric scooters, electric bicycles, golf carts, neighborhood and low-speed vehicles are not eligible.)
  • Used EVs transferred from a family member, gifted, or won as a prize will not qualify for the rebate. Under no circumstances shall the rebate amount exceed the cost of the EV.
  • Used EV must be purchased. A used EV that is leased does not qualify for a rebate.
  • Used EV purchased must be two years or older than the calendar year of the application.

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.
  • All Level 2 chargers must be a new unit, including “Wi-Fi enabled/Internet Connected" models.
  • Chargers that are portable, leased, resold, rebuilt, received from warranty insurance claims or won as a prize are not eligible for rebates under this Program.
  • Level 2 (240V) chargers must be equipped with the SAE J1772 standard or Tesla connector plug, and certified by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (or NRTL).
  • All Level 2 (240V) chargers must be wall-mounted at the electrical service address provided in the rebate application.
  • An electrical permit from the City of Pasadena’s Building and Safety Division is required for the installation of a hard-wired EV charger or new/modified 240 V power socket. Applicants that utilize an existing 240V power socket are responsible to ensure the existing socket is compatible with the charger plug type and loading requirements – if unsure, check with a licensed electrician.
    • To apply for an electrical permit through the City of Pasadena's Planning and Community Development department, please call 626-744-4200 or visit the Online Permit Center
  • An existing or new 240V outlet is NOT eligible for incentives.
  • Chargers that allow the user to switch between Level 1 (120V) and Level 2 (240V) charging are NOT eligible for incentives.
  • Charger incentive is limited to two (2) chargers per residential address.
  • PWP reserves the right to perform an on-site inspection, as part of the application review process.
  • Charger rebate will be based upon the actual cost of the charger. Incentives received from other parties/agencies should be subtracted from the unit before applying for rebates from PWP. The rebate amount shall not exceed the costs of the equipment.