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$500 PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate

Discussion in 'California' started by Randaddy, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Randaddy

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    bmah Obscure Member

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    Both BEVs and PHEVs appear to be included as eligible vehicles.

    Bruce.
     
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    Wow! That you Tesla community!
     
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    Yea! Thank you for posting!

    Just so I'm not mis-reading this... What's the catch? Seems too good to be true.
     
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    PG&E gets LCFS (Low Carbon Fuel Standard) credits for people getting transportation energy from their electric service. They have decided to pass that to consumers. One rebate is available per VIN and there is apparently no limit to the number of rebates that may be claimed per household or PG&E account, provided that the registration matches the PG&E account service address. They make a point to say that customers should decide when to claim their rebate because they are first come first served and the amount may change over time.
     
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    #8 gregd, Jan 12, 2017
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    Ah, THERE'S the catch. Missed that, thanks!

    I've just sent in the renewal for my car's registration, so will file as soon as the tags are returned (they're needed for filing).

    EDIT: Decided to appy now... Tags are valid until March, hopefully they understand that they will get renewed and not deny or pro-rate the application for the rest of the year!
     
  9. wraithnot

    wraithnot Model S VIN #5785

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    Thanks for posting this- I had assumed it was one rebate per PG&E account because otherwise it seemed too good to be true. We are a two EV household (Model S and BMW i3) so this just got even more interesting. I wonder if we'll get another $500 when our Model 3 arrives.
     
  10. HumanGenome

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    SMUD offers $300 as well
     
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    SMUD?
     
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    Sacramento Municipal Utility District.
     
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    Do you have a link to the SMUD $300 offer? I saw a different offer on their site for $599 (Residential Charge Free for Two Years) but it requires the vehicle to be new purchase. The PG&E offer doesn't seem to care if your EV is new or used, but I have PG&E for gas, SMUD for electric :mad:
     
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    Actually the SMUD $300 was last year, it's now $599. Though only good for new purchases/leases. Plug-in Electric Vehicles | SMUD.org it's their "Charge FREE for two years!" program.
     
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    Awesome, glad to hear they are ramping it up!

    https://www.smud.org/assets/documents/pdf/PEV-Charge-Free-rebate-form.pdf

    There's a link to the one for 2016. :)
     
  16. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    FWIW: I was initially turned down for just my registration. The problem was that the one I had was a plate swap and did not show the total value of the registration. DMV took the original one back.

    The PG&E person was very responsible and worked with me to find the correct set of documents (ended up giving them the registration and the one page from the Purchase Agreement that had the total registration cost).

    They turned the application around the same day and said my check was in the mail.:)
     
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    Thank you very much for the info!
    Noticed this post luckily:)
     
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    Just FYI my check came in the mail yesterday after application was approved Thursday. It's the real deal.
     
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    How long did it take for the approval? I filled out the form a few weeks ago (1/12); no response at all as yet.
     
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    There are people who received a check at their home in the same week that they applied. Something is wrong in your case. I would call them.
     
  21. Incredulocious

    Incredulocious '11 LEAF –> '13 RAV4 EV

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    Actually, I think you should relax. I submitted my application the day before (I think) and I only just received notice that my application was accepted and a check cut. I think there was just a very quick uptick in applications as word got around. Give it another week, it's not like you're going to miss a deadline.
     

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