Electric Vehicles Resources and Events

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Electric Vehicles Resources and Events 2019-08-22T11:17:26+00:00
Peninsula Clean Energy’s electric car dealership discounts are coming back on October 1st. More details will be posted soon. In the meantime, see if you qualify for our incentives for used electric cars.

Why Electric Vehicles Are a Better Ride

Electric vehicles (EVs) generally cost about half as much to run, have lower maintenance costs and emit 25x less emissions than gasoline-powered cars! Interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Our informational flier includes cost comparisons between electric vehicles and gas-powered cars, the difference between electric electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in electric vehicles, and the different levels of charging.

Interested in getting EV charging stations installed at your workplace, condo, or apartment building? Learn more.

EV Test Drive Events

Curious about what it is like to drive an electric vehicle? Come experience the quiet, fast, and smooth ride for yourself at one of PCE’s EV drive events.
  • Foster City Summer Days
    • When: Saturday, August 24th from 10 am – 3 pm
    • Where: Leo J. Ryan Memorial Park (on the corner of Shell Blvd and Batclutha Dr), Foster City, CA 94404
  • Downtown Redwood City (in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability)
    • When: Tuesday, September 10th from 10 am – 3 pm
    • Where: On the corner of Winslow St and Hamilton St, Redwood City, CA 94063

If you interested in hosting one of PCE’s EV test drive events at your community event and/or at your workplace in San Mateo County, please contact programs@peninsulacleanenergy.com

Electric Vehicle Informational Flier (PDF)
Charging 101 Flier (PDF)

Infographic Data Sources
2017 ECO100 Emissions factor is 0

2017 ECOplus emissions factor is 0.142326 lbs/kWh

Assumes 19 lbs C02/gallon for gas


Assumes 25 miles/gallon for gas car

Assumes 3.8 mi/kWh for EV


Assumes 9,454 miles driven annually


Assumes $1186 average annual maintenance for gas car, versus $982 for EV

Assumes $3.65/gallon price for gas


Incentives Available

ProgramEVs Incentive AmountAdditional Information
Federal Tax Credit$2,500 - $7,500Incentive based on battery capacity, vehicle make/model,
and tax liability. New vehicles only. Purchase only.
CA Clean Vehicle Rebate$1,500 - $4,500Rebate based on vehicle type. Has an income cap & increased rebate for low income households. New vehicles only. Purchase or lease.
CA Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
$5,000Low to moderate income only. New or used cars. Purchase
only. Optional financing available.
Clean Cars for All $5,000 - $7,500Low and moderate income only. New and used cars.
Scrap & replace program i.e. must retire an old vehicle.
Limited to Bay Area zip codes disproportionately burdened by pollution.
DriveForward Electric$4,000Low and moderate income. San Mateo County residents
only. Used vehicles only. Purchase only.
PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate $800 Must be a PG&E customer. New and used cars (under
certain conditions). Purchase or lease.

Peninsula Clean Energy offers electric vehicle rates that mirror PG&E’s rates, at a 5% lower cost. EV rates are time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity. Costs are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during Peak (2-9 p.m.) and Partial-Peak (7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.) periods. For more information on EV rates or to change your rate visit PG&E’s EV rates page (changing your rate with PG&E will automatically update your PCE rate).

PG&E Equivalent SchedulePCE Rate ScheduleUnit/PeriodPCE RatePCE Rate with PG&E Surcharges
EV-A, EV-BEV (EV-A and EV-B)
SummerEnergy Charge ($/KWH)Peak0.209370.24341
WinterEnergy Charge ($/KWH)Peak0.056920.09096
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