SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the launch of
Fuel Rebate for residential, electric customers who are electric
vehicle (EV) drivers. The new Clean Fuel Rebate is part of California’s
Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce
transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the
adoption of clean fuels like electricity. Transportation is the single
largest contributor to greenhouse
gas emissions in California at 40 percent.
Today, each mile driven using electricity reduces vehicle-related
greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 70 percent, compared to
gasoline-powered cars. The electricity fueling EVs in California comes
from one of the cleanest energy mixes in the country – PG&E delivers
more than 58 percent of electricity to customers from greenhouse
“Electric vehicles are a critical part of creating cleaner air and
meeting ambitious climate goals in California. Administering this rebate
is part of our ongoing commitment to electric vehicles by supporting our
more than 100,000 customers who are adopting clean fuels to
significantly reduce their environmental impact and support the state’s
clean energy future,” said Aaron Johnson, PG&E Vice President of
Customer Energy Solutions.
Key facts about the Clean Fuel Rebate
What is the rebate? The Clean Fuel Rebate is a one-time rebate
of $500 starting in January 2017. For using electricity as a clean
transportation fuel, eligible EV owners can receive one rebate per
owned or leased EV.
Where does the money for the rebate come from? By participating
in the statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard program, PG&E generates
credits for the clean electricity it provides to customers who charge
their EVs at home. After selling these credits to regulated parties,
PG&E returns the revenue to customers driving EVs through the new
Clean Fuel Rebate.
Who can apply? PG&E residential customers with active electric
service who own or lease a battery EV or plug-in hybrid EV can apply
for the rebate. A PG&E account holder may also apply on behalf of a
vehicle owner in their household or a tenant in a multi-unit dwelling
with the vehicle owner’s permission. Community Choice Aggregation
(CCA) customers are also eligible to apply.
Since the Clean
Fuel Rebate comes from a statewide program, residents who have
electric service from another provider in California may be eligible
for a similar rebate from their electric utility.
What do customers need in order to apply? Customers need their
PG&E account number and vehicle registration documentation for their
When can customers apply? The rebate is available for EV
drivers starting now. The amount of the rebate is subject to change
after 2017 due to market conditions.
Where can customers learn more and apply? Learn more about the
rebate and apply via a simple online application at www.pge.com/cleanfuelrebate-ev.
PG&E’s ongoing commitment to EVs
PG&E is partnering with EV charging companies to further EV adoption by
building out charging infrastructure across Northern and Central
California. This program focuses on extending charging access to places
where it has traditionally been limited including workplaces, multi-unit
dwellings and disadvantaged communities.
PG&E offers resources
to help customers driving EVs learn more and determine which rate makes
sense for them. Customers can choose from rates that are equivalent to
about $1.00 per gallon of gasoline for overnight charging. Additionally,
PG&E helps EV drivers who add EV charging at their households manage
their electricity bills.
For more information on the Clean Fuel Rebate, please visit www.pge.com/cleanfuelrebate-ev.
To learn more about EVs, rates for EV drivers and other resources, visit pge.com/ev.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E
Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas
and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San
Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of
the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and
Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/
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Source: Pacific Gas and Electric Company