AMP and Other Incentives
Federal & State Incentives
Both California and the federal government offer incentives for buying electric cars. Electric vehicle owners can get up to $7,500 in federal tax credits. California offers rebates of up to $7,000 for electric vehicles. View more information about federal credits and credits from California.
Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
This program provides grants and affordable financing to help low-income Californians purchase a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle. Our goal is to make clean vehicles accessible and affordable to all who qualify. View more information.
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) Electric Vehicles Discount
To offset some of your bill increase, AMP currently offers an electric vehicle discount on your bill. The discount ranges from $9 to $21 per month depending on the weight of the vehicle. Please note that the discount is an experimental rate and may be replaced in the future by a different rate structure specific to electric vehicle owners.
Impact On Your Electric Bill
When you use electricity as fuel for your car, you can expect that your electric bill will go up. The amount of increase will vary depending on how much you drive and how often you charge at home. Your bill increase will likely be less than what you have been spending monthly at the gas station, if your driving habits otherwise remain the same.
Since electricity becomes more expensive as you use more of it, you will likely find that you will have some electricity use in Tier 3, the highest of AMP’s tiers of monthly energy usage.