Empower EV—an incentive program launching in fall 2021


For a limited time starting in fall 2021, PG&E’s Empower EV program will offer special financial incentives of up to $2,500 per income-eligible household to cover the cost of purchasing or installing electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment. The program extends to qualifying customers in single-family households who have recently purchased or leased an EV within six months prior to applying to the program. Program details:


  • PG&E will cover the cost of up to $500 for one Level 1 charger (plugs in to a standard 110+ Volt outlet) or one Level 2 charger (hardwires or plugs in to 220+ Volt outlet)
  • PG&E will cover up to $2,000 per single-family household for installation of program supplied EV charging equipment and/or panel upgrades completed by licensed electricians
  • No cost to enroll
  • Goal is to assist 2,000 households through this program

Please check back—enrollment starts soon.



Program eligibility


  • Customer must agree to program terms and conditions
  • Customer must verify income eligibility (within 400% of the federal poverty level):
    • $51,040 for a one-person household
    • $68,960 for a two-person household
    • $86,880 for a three-person household
    • $104,800 for a four-person household
    • $122,720 for a five-person household
  • Customer will have purchased or leased a new or used EV (fully battery electric or plug-in hybrid) in the six months prior to applying to this program
  • Customer must use a licensed electrician for installation work and obtain documentation to verify the work is complete