HOW TO SPOT YOUR SAVINGS
Once you negotiate your best deal, be sure the participating automotive retailer applies the California Clean Fuel Reward. Your reward will be listed on the lease or purchase agreement—simply look for a “rebate/non-cash credits,” “EV incentive,” “manufacturer rebate,” or “other” line item—but it may be combined with automaker rebates.
And remember, any additional retailer services, warranties, or products you’ve agreed to may offset your savings. To be certain your reward was applied, ask your salesperson for an itemized list of the incentives included in your contract.
Check the State of California Car Buyer’s Bill of Rights for a complete list of the documents and information your retailer must provide.
The California Clean Fuel Reward is a California statewide electric vehicle time-of-sale (or lease) incentive program funded through the California Air Resource Board’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The program is administered by Southern California Edison Company on behalf of all participating Electric Distribution Utilities. The California Clean Fuel Reward is available to anyone who resides in California and purchases or leases a new eligible vehicle from a participating retailer. The objective of the program is to help California reach its carbon reduction goals by incentivizing retail customers seeking to purchase or lease a new vehicle to choose an electric vehicle by providing a time-of-sale discount on eligible vehicles.