How about a new Chevrolet Bolt EV?

How about a new Chevrolet Bolt EV?

It's refreshing to see exclusive EV rebates for the special people that provide the foundation for our communities and future.

If you're a teacher or first responder (police officers and firefighters) and live in the service area of San Diego Gas and Electric (SanDiego area and southern Orange counties) you may be able to get a $1,000 point-of-sale rebate if you purchase or lease an EV. The incentives are being provided as part of the three-year $500,000 Champions for Clean Air program that is eligible on a first-come, first-served basis.

2017 Prius Prime

2017 Prius Prime

Teachers, police officers, and firefighters are role models in our communities. They grace the presence of many people, and citizens (especially children) often want to grow up to be just like them. These public servants are a solid choice for those that should be driving green-friendly vehicles and promoting earth-friendly practices. Unfortunately, none of these jobs pay very well, so it's not likely that many of them are able to acquire an EV. SDG&E hopes to change that. SDG&E's CEO, Caroline Winn, shared:

“Teachers and first responders are the bedrock of our community, they give so much to our community."

“We know a lot of them enter public service driven by a desire to make the world a better place, and many are motivated to reduce their carbon footprint. The EV rebate program is one way we can show our appreciation and help them make the switch to driving electric.”

During the first year, the program will serve 300 eligible applicants. According to the utility company, the program will be funded through the use of shareholders funds. This way, it doesn't come out of the pockets of ratepayers. With the current federal rebate, plus Califonia's state rebate, and now a special incentive such as this, teachers, police officers, and firefighters may save as much as $20,000 off their EV purchase.

SDG&E just announced the program at a local San Diego fire department ahead of its 2017 Electric Vehicle Day, which is scheduled for September 9, 2017. The event will have about 30 EVs available for people to check out and test drive.

For more information about the rebate, click here.

Source: Fox5 San Diego