California utility offers $4,000 purchase incentive for used PHEVs

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), which serves approximately 290,000 accounts in California’s San Mateo County, is offering a $4,000 incentive toward the purchase of a used PHEV for lower-income customers.

PCE is offering the DriveForward Electric incentive in partnership with the nonprofit Peninsula Family Service (PFS), whose DriveForward program offers affordable interest rates on vehicle loans for qualifying buyers. Eligibility for the program is based on total household income, ranging from up to $48,560 for one person to up to $169,520 for a family of eight.

Participants must live or work in San Mateo County, have a valid driver’s license, and have the income to cover the vehicle loan and maintenance and fueling expenses. They must also be able to plug in the vehicle at their residence or workplace.  

“Used plug-in hybrid electric vehicles can provide affordable and reliable transportation for all members of our community who need a car to access better jobs or opportunities,” said Jan Pepper, Peninsula Clean Energy CEO. “Electric cars deliver additional savings to drivers by reducing maintenance and fuel costs compared to a gas-powered car.”


Source: Peninsula Clean Energy

  • Ormond Otvos

    “Electric cars deliver additional savings to drivers by reducing maintenance and fuel costs compared to a gas-powered car.”
    PHEV’s aren’t electric cars, nor does this program cover electric cars.
    Where are the BEV/PHEV reliability figures? It’s hard to believe a car with both electric and gasoline motors would be MORE reliable.

    • Kirsten Andrews-Schwind

      Most drivers can use the electric motor for daily driving, which saves wear on the gas motor and need for oil changes, break repairs.