Incentives

California Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Collaborative – Incentives

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Incentive Search – Find rebates, Tax breaks, and other Incentives Available in your Area:

Drive Clean – Plug-in Electric Vehicle Resource Center / Incentive Search

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The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project ( CVRP) is funded by the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board ( ARB) and administered statewide by the California Center for Sustainable Energy ( CCSE). A total of $45.2 million has been appropriated for FY 2009-2013 to promote the production and use of zero-emission vehicles ( ZEV), including electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles. Rebates of up to $2,500 per light-duty vehicle are available for individuals, nonprofits, government entities and business owners who purchase or lease new eligible zero-emission or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

http://energycenter.org/index.php/incentive-programs/clean-vehicle-rebate-project

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ChargePoint JumpStart Program

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Offer: FREE Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Don’t miss out on this limited time opportunity! ChargePoint is giving away electric vehicle charging stations for the workplace. Applications must be submitted by Monday, October 15, 2012.

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HVIP fleets, dealers, and other interested parties:

We’re happy to announce that Year 3 of the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) is open for business. Here are some of the highlights:

–  More vehicle applications and products than ever before!

–   Increased voucher levels! Now you can get up to $65,000 per vehiclein voucher funding toward the purchase of hybrid or plug-in trucks or buses (up to 200 per parent company).

–   A new plus-up project! Now you can get up to $30,000 per vehicle in additional funding per vehicle from the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Plus-up project. There’s never been more funding for the purchase of hybrid and plug-in trucks and buses in the State of California, so move now while the funding is still there.

There’s limited funding, so make sure you contact your HVIP dealer representative today. For more information regarding either the HVIP or theSJVAPCD HVIP plus-up, please visit the HVIP web site atwww.californiahvip.org or call the HVIP toll-free number at 888-457-HVIP (4847).

The HVIP Team

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State of California Incentives

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Purchase Vouchers

Through the Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), the California Air Resources Board provides vouchers to eligible fleets to reduce the incremental cost of qualified medium- and heavy-duty hybrid electric vehicles at the time of purchase. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and range from $10,000 to $40,000. Only fleets that operate vehicles in California are eligible. Refer to the HVIP website for a list of qualified vehicles and other requirements.

Plug-In Hybrid and Zero Emission Light-Duty Vehicle Rebates

Rebates are available through the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for the purchase or lease of qualified vehicles. The rebates offer up to $2,500 for light-duty zero emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles that the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved or certified. The rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis to individuals, business owners, and government entities in California that purchase or lease new eligible vehicles on or after March 15, 2010. Manufacturers must apply to ARB to have their vehicles included in CVRP. Refer to the CVRP website for a list of eligible vehicles and other requirements. ARB determines annual funding amounts for CVRP, which is expected to be effective through 2015.

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane Exemption

Compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen, electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) meeting specified California and federal emissions standards and affixed with a California Department of Motor Vehicles Clean Air Vehicle sticker may use HOV lanes regardless of the number of occupants in the vehicle. White Clean Air Vehicle Stickers, expiring January 1, 2015, are available to an unlimited number of qualifying CNG, hydrogen, and electric vehicles. Beginning January 1, 2012, a new Clean Air Vehicle Sticker will be available for a limited number of qualified PHEVs. This sticker will expire January 1, 2015. For more information about qualified vehicles, see the California Air Resources Board Carpool Lane Use Stickerswebsite. (Reference California Vehicle Code 5205.5 and 21655.9)

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive – Coulomb Technologies

Coulomb Technologies’ ChargePoint America program offers EVSE at no cost to individuals or entities in the San Jose, San Francisco Bay, Sacramento, and Los Angeles metropolitan area. To be eligible for a public or commercial charging system, an entity must be located within the specified metropolitan areas and in defined potentially “high use” areas, and provide public access to the charging system. Companies and municipalities may apply on the ChargePoint America website. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible EV or PHEV should apply for the ChargePoint America program at the dealership or with the vehicle manufacturer at the time of vehicle purchase. In most cases, installation will be paid for by the EVSE owner; some cities, states, and utilities, however, will provide funding towards installation costs. All participants in the ChargePoint America program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Point of Contact

ChargePoint America
Coulomb Technologies
Phone: (800) 465-0497
info@chargepointamerica.com

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Rebate – LADWP

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) provides rebates of up to $2,000 to residential customers who purchase or lease a new electric vehicle and install Level 2 EVSE with a separate time-of-use meter at their home. Customers living in apartment buildings or condominiums may also qualify for the rebate so long as they have received permission from the property owner and/or homeowner association. The rebate is available to the first 1,000 customers that submit a completed application. The program will expire on June 30, 2013, when the program goals are met, or when the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first. For program guidelines and application materials, see the Electric Vehicle Home Charger Rebate Programwebsite.

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Incentive – ECOtality

Through the EV Project, ECOtality offers EVSE at no cost to individuals in the Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas. To be eligible for free home charging stations, individuals living within the specified areas must purchase a qualified electric vehicle (EV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Individuals purchasing an eligible EV or PHEV should apply at the dealership at the time of vehicle purchase. The EV Project incentive program will also cover most, if not all, of the costs of EVSE installation. All participants in the EV Project incentive program must agree to anonymous data collection after installation. Additional restrictions may apply.

Point of Contact

EV Project Contact Center
ECOtality
theevproject@ecotality.com

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Charging Rate Reduction – SCE

Southern California Edison (SCE) offers a discounted rate to customers for electricity used to charge plug-in electric vehicle (PEVs). Two rate schedules are available for PEV charging during on- and off-peak hours. For more information, see the SCE Electric Vehicle Residential Rates website.

Clean Vehicle Electricity and Natural Gas Rate Reduction – PG&E

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) offers a discounted Experimental Residential Time-of-Use rate for electricity used to charge battery electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and natural gas vehicle (NGV) home fueling appliances. Special rates are also available for natural gas that residential customers compress using home fueling appliances. For more information, see the PG&E EV Rate Options and NGV Rates websites.

Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicle (AFV) Insurance Discount

Farmers Insurance provides a discount of up to 10% on all major insurance coverage for HEV and AFV owners. To qualify, the automobile must be designed to use a dedicated alternative fuel as defined in the Energy Policy Act of 1992, or a HEV. A complete Vehicle Identification Number is required to validate vehicle eligibility.

Federal Incentives

Laws and Regulations

Alternative Fuel and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Retrofit Regulations

Converting a vehicle to operate on an alternative fuel in lieu of the original gasoline or diesel fuel is prohibited unless the California Air Resources Board (ARB) has evaluated and certified the retrofit system. ARB will issue certification to the manufacturer of the system in the form of an Executive Order once the manufacturer demonstrates compliance with the emissions, warranty, and durability requirements. A manufacturer is defined as a person or company who manufactures or assembles an alternative fuel retrofit system for sale in California; this definition does not include individuals wishing to convert vehicles for personal use. Individuals interested in converting their vehicles to operate on an alternative fuel must ensure that the alternative fuel retrofit systems used for their vehicles have been ARB certified. For more information, see the ARB Alternative Fuel Retrofit System website.

A hybrid electric vehicle that is Model Year 2000 or newer and is a passenger car, light-duty truck, or medium-duty vehicle may be converted to incorporate off-vehicle charging capability if the manufacturer demonstrates compliance with emissions, warranty, and durability requirements. ARB issues certification to the manufacturer and the vehicle must meet California emissions standards for the model year of the original vehicle.

Plug-In Electric Vehicle Parking Regulation

An individual may not stop, stand, or park a motor vehicle, or otherwise block access to parking, in a stall or space designated for the exclusive purpose of charging a plug-in electric vehicle unless the vehicle displays a valid state-issued zero emission vehicle (ZEV) decal and is connected for electric charging purposes. For the ZEV decal application, see the California Department of Motor Vehicles ZEV Parking Decal Application website. (Reference Assembly Bill 475, 2011, and California Vehicle Code 22511)

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