PG&E announced Thursday it’s launching a pre-owned electric vehicle (EV) rebate program to provide qualified residential customers with up to $4,000 when purchasing or leasing a pre-owned EV.
The program aims to distribute more than $78 million to promote the adoption of EVs and make EV ownership more affordable for all customers.
Current PG&E electric customers may qualify to receive a $1,000 or $4,000 rebate, based on household income when purchasing or leasing an eligible pre-owned all-electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid EV.
To take advantage of the offer, interested customers must successfully submit a rebate application within 180 days of the date of purchase or lease. To apply, go to evrebates.https://pge.com/how-to-apply
“This new rebate program addresses the continued growth of the pre-owned EV market with a focus on making EVs more affordable for all customers throughout our service area,” Aaron August, PG&E’s vice president of utility partnerships and innovation, said in a statement.
The company said affordability can be a barrier to EV adoption, and this program will help offset costs for customers who want to explore pre-owned EV ownership.
The Pre-Owned EV Rebate Program is funded by the California Air Resources Board’s low carbon fuel standard, an initiative designed to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change. PG&E earns LCFS credits for supplying low-carbon fuel in the form of electricity, and redistributes funds generated from the sale of those credits through customer programs. The Pre-Owned EV Rebate Program has no impact on customer rates.
Customers are invited to check out PG&E’s EV savings calculator, an online resource to browse vehicles, discover incentives, locate charging stations and more, at https://ev.pge.com.
PG&E offers an EV Rate Comparison tool to help customers find the best rate plan for them.
Current programs include PG&E’s EV Fleet Program, which helps customers with medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in their fleets to install cost-effective charging infrastructure to save money, reduce tailpipe emissions and simplify maintenance.
The utility company also funds and installs infrastructure at qualifying customer sites to support the expansion of publicly available fast-charging stations for light-duty vehicles.
Nearly 500,000 EVs have been sold in PG&E’s service area, representing one in seven EVs in the country.
For details on the rebate program, go to http://evrebate.pge.com.
Of course they would give you money for using their service. Eventually they’ll make it all back. It’s a no brainer business move by them.
Smart by PG&E, get more people to charge their vehicles and use their electricity and they’ll make that $1 to $4K back in 6 months in energy charges. Criminal organization doing sleazy things.
Yes, a government regulated utility is a criminal organization. I’m as suspect of the economics here as anyone – who wants to buy a used EV when they might be hit with an enormous battery replacement cost. But the hyperbole is a bit over the top.
Yeah, they jacked-up your rates to pay for this. Actually YOU are paying for it, not them.
I feel very sorry for people who fall for this scam.
or, for the PG&E customers who have been paying higher electricity rates to fund this. My $600 bill last month is being passed along to somebody who buys a used Tesla, and then uses more electricity so they can drive 300 miles before the next charge.
Let’s see here. They doubled my PG&E bill so they could give you $4000 dollars to buy an electric car. I told you this world is going nuts. Biden just halted mining for copper in Minnesota so we can buy more copper from China. We have a Chinese balloon (the size of three buses) flying over the country and the DOD says.”Thats fine. We will take the word of the Chinese it is just a weather balloon.” I have to stop reading the news it is debilitating.
Rip off artist!Just like they are going to give us a rebate of about a hundred dollars for the high natural gas prices after the ripped us off with the highest rates ever.
Probably need a Whatever about how much people’s energy bills have shot up this winter. For many they doubled or more. That’s what the much hated smart meter is good for because you can log in almost daily to see how your scheme for saving money during this unusually long “human caused global warming” cold winter is working out.
We’ve beat EV’s to death here and for the life of me I can’t figure out how so many in my middle class neighborhood were able to afford a Tesla. Was there some secret government deal? We’ve pretty much figured out EV’s are impractical except if you want to save bucks for local drives .
Should be “Water Cooler” not “Whatever”. And maybe “strategy” instead of “scheme”.
Any news on programs they are developing to lower the cost of energy delivered to working family households? Didn’t think so. Gavin is more worried about abortion, the governor of FL, concealed carry changes and ‘CA Values’.
Buy an electric car but for God’s sake don’t charge it in the Summer.
Will PG&E be able to supply electricity for these cars?
‘Patti’ the PG&E CEO is involved with the World Economic Forum.
You can plan on $500 utility bills being the norm and PG&E commercials telling you how much they Love You!!!
I still find it strange that the thumb downers never leave a comment supporting there thumbs down. Thank God most of comments are common sense. This is the U.S.A. I can respect all opinions but at least have the guts to state why you disagree.
I hear they’re selling this EV pretty cheap, anyone?….
I have a petrified middle funger
The price of a new battery is nearly the cost of a new electric vehicle. Now when you go to trade it in on a new gas or electric vehicle, what kind of deal do you think you are going to get?
When I see our so called ‘leaders’ in DC and Sacramento driving these glorified golf carts daily, I might start to consider one but until then I think not.
I read an article a few months back about parents buying their daughter a 7 year old used ford focus ev for about $8k. After 6 mos the battery died and when they checked with ford they found out that there was no replacement battery available. Didn’t make them anymore. Technology changed. Car became virtually a total loss.
let me rephrase the Jose posting……….the price of a new battery is nearly one half the cost of a new electric vehicle.
You will be all this money to charge vehicles at your house, and then they make the money. Electric vehicles are a pipe dream. OK for just short trips around town, but really not feasible for anything else. And the amount of hazardous waste that is generated in the manufacture of the batteries is shocking. Just remember. They’re not totally electric. Electricity to charge them comes from generators that are fired by hydrocarbons.
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