Groups Help with Used EV Purchases

By Staff Writer May 28, 2019

Groups in northern California are working together to make it easier for used-car buyers to go green.

Income-qualifying residents of San Mateo County can receive a $4,000 incentive toward purchasing a used plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in a program announced by Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), the county’s official electricity provider. Peninsula Clean Energy’s DriveForward Electric vehicle purchase incentive is in partnership with the nonprofit Peninsula Family Service (PFS), whose long standing DriveForward program provides affordable interest rates on vehicle loans for those that qualify.

By combining professional financial counseling and budgeting, PFS helps participants end the cycle of economic dependence and build their lives on a stable financial foundation.

Program eligibility 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.

Eligible San Mateo County residents can apply for PCE’s incentive to help with the down payment on a used plug-in hybrid through the DriveForward vehicle loan program from Peninsula Family Service. Program participants must be able to plug in their EVs at their residence or place of employment.

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