Redwood Coast Energy Authority encourages electric vehicle adoption in Humboldt County

Press Release
Contact: Nancy Stephenson
Phone: (707) 382-7110

Electric Vehicle Rebate: Redwood Coast Energy Authority encourages electric vehicle adoption in Humboldt County

EUREKA, CA, December 1 – The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) is launching a public rebate for electric vehicles (EVs) on Tuesday, December 1. The rebate, funded by RCEA’s Community Choice Energy program, aims to decrease the cost of purchasing an electric vehicle, making them more accessible for RCEA customers who wish to own one. The rebate program, which is the first of its kind in the county, will run until funds run out.

California is making great strides towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions from passenger cars, most recently with Governor Newsom’s executive order requiring all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission vehicles by 2035. One of the statewide programs that has been working for years to lower the cost of switching to an electric vehicle is the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), RCEA’s EV rebate will serve as an add-on to the CVRP, meaning that those who have been approved for a rebate by the CVRP can receive an additional rebate from RCEA totaling 50% of whatever they received from the CVRP. We will accept CVRP applications dated 9/1/20 or later.

Not only are EVs better for the environment, but EV drivers can save on fuel and maintenance costs without sacrificing size, quality, or comfort. RCEA’s rebate, along with The Federal Tax Credit, will further lower the cost of purchasing a new EV.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and vehicles must be registered in Humboldt County.  Terms and conditions and the application can be found on RCEA’s website, For more information call (707) 269-1700 or email


The Redwood Coast Energy Authority is a local government joint powers agency whose members include the County of Humboldt, all local cities, and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. The Energy Authority’s purpose is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient and renewable resources available in the region.