Cash Back, Tax Credits and Carpool Lane Access

These vehicles reduce greenhouse gas emissions so our State and Federal Governments offer cash back, tax credits and access to HOV/Carpool lanes for those who purchase or lease all new BEV or some of the PHEV. See a list of State and Federal incentives for each specific vehicle listed here.

Please Note: these listings are offered as a courtesy and all promotions and details are subject to change.

Please check out our local non-profit the Community Environmental Council's Electric Drive 805 Rebates and Incentive 


State Employee Green Fleet Pricing Program

UC Faculty and Staff may now qualify for State Employee Green Fleet Pricing Program that provides additional purchasing discounts for green vehicles from the following manufacturers:  Chevrolet, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Dodge, Toyota and Volkswagen. Click here for more information. If you scroll to the far right the description of the extra discount is shown. 

*Note you will need to work with a dealer out of our local area to get the state employee pricing and delivery to your door may be available.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) Have Fewer Moving Parts

BEVs have fewer moving parts to maintain when compared to vehicles with internal combustion engines.

NO more fill ups at gas stations
NO smog checks
NO Serpentine Belts or Timing Belts
NO Spark Plugs and NO Tune Ups
NO mufflers and NO tail pipe
NO motor oil changes
NO brake replacement likely ever needed


Charging Options Away from Home 

In addition to EV charging resources in UCSB parking lots 1, 10, 18, 22, 50, 59, and 60 you may also find additional EV charging resources through PlugShare.

  • PlugShare shows various networks and private EV charging options.



Learn More

The UCSB Transportation Alternatives Program offers free commuter-consultations for those interested in commuting between their home and UCSB by foot, skateboard, kick scooter, bicycle, bus, carpool, vanpool or train. For more information please visit or contact , (805) 893-5475


UCSB Transportation & Parking Services is providing this listing for information purposes only. This listing does not constitute an endorsement of the listed products or services.