HOW TO APPLY
Have you already purchased or leased an eligible vehicle? If so, you can start your application by clicking the “Apply” button below to create a program account. You’ll then have access to a dashboard where you can start new applications, adjust existing applications, and check the status of submitted applications.
To be eligible, your application must be successfully submitted within 180 days of the date you purchase or lease your vehicle. Your application will be considered submitted once the form is complete, all supporting documents are uploaded, and you receive an email confirmation with an assigned Application ID.
SCE Service Account Number
When you complete your rebate application, please include your current SCE service account number, which starts with the number “8” followed by nine digits in this format: 80XXXXXXXX (in April of 2021, all SCE service account numbers were updated; those starting with 3, 2, or 7 will not be accepted in place of your current service account number beginning with 8). You will find your service account number on a recent SCE bill, and online at sce.com/myaccount. If we cannot confirm the service account number you entered is correct and active by the time your application is formally reviewed, we may request a copy of one of your recent SCE bills.
Required Application Documents
Applicants are required to submit the following documents. To expedite your application process, be sure to upload legible copies or images in one of these accepted file formats: PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, DOC or DOCX. If any of your documents have multiple pages, please combine them into a single file prior to uploading.
Please note, your application is considered submitted once all supporting documentation is successfully uploaded and you receive an email confirmation.
For more details about required supporting documents, please refer to our Sample Supporting Documents PDF.
Current Vehicle Registration Card
After you submit your application, you'll upload an image of your current vehicle registration card showing your current residential SCE service address. If there are two names on your vehicle registration card, choose one vehicle owner or lessee to apply for the rebate (only one owner or lessee, as applicable, may receive the rebate for a particular EV). Temporary registration cards are not accepted.
A copy of the applicant’s current (not expired) California driver license should be submitted as proof of residency. Please make sure all edges of the license are visible and all text is legible in your photo or scan.
Vehicle Purchase or Lease Agreement
This is the legally-binding contract signed at the dealership before you took delivery of your vehicle. It stipulates the terms of purchase or lease, and may be on carbon paper or a digital copy.
If your vehicle was purchased from an individual in a private-party sale, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Title (pink slip) in place of an agreement. If the vehicle was purchased from an individual in a private-party sale, but a bank or credit union holds the Certificate of Title, you must submit an Electronic Lien and Title document and your signed loan agreement.
If you’re applying for the Rebate Plus option, depending on which eligibility scenario you choose to confirm you meet specific income-based requirements, you must also upload some of the following additional documents with your application:
Public Assistance Program Document
This is a form demonstrating proof of enrollment in an approved Public Assistance Program at the time you purchased or leased your vehicle – for example, an Award Letter or Notice of Action. The applicant’s name must match the name of the participant enrolled in the eligible public assistance program (this document is only required if you are verifying eligibility through enrollment in a public assistance program).
IRS Form 4506-C
This form allows the SCE authorized implementer (Center for Sustainable Energy) to obtain a copy of your tax transcript as income verification. A 4506-C form must be submitted for each person 18 years or older included in your tax return for the year in which your vehicle was purchased or leased. If, at the time you complete your application, the IRS has not yet required you to file your taxes for that year, enter information from the previous tax year on your form instead (this document is only required if you are verifying eligibility through the program income limits, and it will be provided for you to fill out during the application process).
Household Income Summary Form
This form is used to determine your household size and household income at the time you purchased or leased your vehicle. Your household size is made up of the household members listed on your most recently-filed tax return, including any spouse or dependents of any age (this document is only required if you are verifying eligibility through the program income limits, and will be provided for you to fill out during the application process).