Southern California Edison: Driving an EV Can Put $450 Cash in Your Pocket
Southern California Edison announced earlier this month the launch of a pretty interesting Clean Fuel Rewards Program, which rewards its customers who also drive all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
SCE’s offers its customers, which happen to also be EV owners, $450.
The even better news is that unlike most rebate programs, the second and third owners of a vehicle are also eligible for the payment.
“Further, SCE’s program can actually apply to the same VIN number up to three times – that is, if a car is bought new, then sold to another owner in SCE’s service area, and sold to another owner, all three can receive the same rebate. So it’s likely that just about everyone qualifies for it.”
Laura Renger, SCE principal manager for Air and Climate Policy said:
“We hope that making second and third car owners eligible for a rebate will help stimulate the market for used electric vehicles. Not only will customers get a payment, they will also save because electricity is a low-cost fuel. Average fuel costs for an electric vehicle are 50 percent less than a car that runs on gasoline.”
Here is where you sign in – Clean Fuel Rewards Program.
“To qualify for a payment, customers need an active SCE residential account and a scanned copy of the car’s registration that reflects the SCE account address. They simply submit an application through the Clean Fuel Rewards website. Once approved, Clean Fuel Rewards checks are then mailed to the customer.”
“The Clean Fuel Rewards Program is made available through the state of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program. It helps combat climate change by encouraging the use of clean fuels, like electricity, in vehicles. SCE earns credits in the program when customers use electricity at home to charge their electric vehicles. SCE then returns the value of these credits to electric vehicle customers through the Clean Fuel Rewards program.
Renger added that since transportation is a major source of greenhouse gases, not only is driving an electric vehicle economical, it also helps the environment by cleaning the air we breathe. Each mile driven using electricity from the grid reduces greenhouse gases.
To encourage SCE customers to use electric cars, the company has also launched Charge Ready, a program to expand the infrastructure for electric vehicle charging stations. The program targets locations where vehicles are parked for four hours or more.
The first Charge Ready site at Lynwood City Hall went online in April. Currently, about 1,000 charging stations are expected to be installed at workplaces, hospitals, destination centers and apartment and condo complexes across SCE’s service area.”