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
- 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 email@example.com
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
|Program||EVs Incentive Amount||Additional Information|
|Federal Tax Credit||$2,500 - $7,500||Incentive based on battery capacity, vehicle make/model,
and tax liability. New vehicles only. Purchase only.
|CA Clean Vehicle Rebate||$1,500 - $4,500||Rebate 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||$5,000||Low to moderate income only. New or used cars. Purchase
only. Optional financing available.
|Clean Cars for All||$5,000 - $7,500||Low 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||$4,000||Low and moderate income. San Mateo County residents
only. Used vehicles only. Purchase only.
|PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate||$800||Must be a PG&E customer. New and used cars (under
certain conditions). Purchase or lease.
Peninsula Clean Energy offers electric vehicle rates that mirror PG&E’s rates, at a 5% lower cost. EV rates are time-of-use plans, which means that the rate you pay is based on the time of day you use the electricity. Costs are lowest from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. when demand is lowest, making this the best time to charge your vehicle. Electricity is more expensive during Peak (2-9 p.m.) and Partial-Peak (7 a.m.-2 p.m. and 9-11 p.m.) periods. For more information on EV rates or to change your rate visit PG&E’s EV rates page (changing your rate with PG&E will automatically update your PCE rate).
|PG&E Equivalent Schedule||PCE Rate Schedule||Unit/Period||PCE Rate||PCE Rate with PG&E Surcharges|
|EV-A, EV-B||EV (EV-A and EV-B)|
|Summer||Energy Charge ($/KWH)||Peak||0.20937||0.24341|
|Winter||Energy Charge ($/KWH)||Peak||0.05692||0.09096|