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Southern California Incentive Project ($70k DCFC subsidies)

Discussion in 'North America' started by RubberToe, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    This program is allocating $29,000,000 across 4 Southern California counties for business owners who would installs DC fast chargers. The rebate is $70,000 or 80% of the cost, whichever is lesser.

    Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP) | CALeVIP

    The linked page shows a real time graph of how much of the funds have been both reserved and issued per county. All chargers require both CCS and Chademo connectors, and there is a list of supported DCFCs. There are 7 total, including some high power ones:

    https://calevip.org/sites/default/files/docs/calevip-scip/SCIP-Eligible-Equipment.pdf

    I think the issue here going forward will be how reliable these DCFCs are when installed, and how fast the businesses will have them repaired when they go down.

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  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    #2 SageBrush, Aug 31, 2018
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    That is *really* interesting. Two things stand out to me:

    1. It looks like the vendor can set rates
    2. A charger with a battery is eligible

    This program will succeed when battery enabled units keep demand charges down and high voltage infrastructure is not required. Once again, it is all about the battery. A big canopy of PV would also benefit the cost analysis..
     
  3. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    Funny thing... I don't see the Tesla Supercharger on the list :cool:

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  4. RubberToe

    RubberToe Supporting the greater good

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    Now starting to see some of the funds ($1,840,000) actually being reserved. 4% in both L.A. County and San Bernardino County:

    Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP) | CALeVIP

    At $70,000 maximum per DCFC, thats a minimum of 26 DCFCs. Note the parties have one year to complete the installation.
     
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    Tesla should create “Hybrid” Superchargers that include the other “standards” to take advantage of additional funding from these cities. It could be an addition source of revenue if they included solar canopies and battery systems, essentially making money on the energy they generate.
     
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    Why are you at all surprised? The program explicitly requires the use of a dual CCS/CHAdeMO charger. This is because those are the only available, non-proprietary connectors for DCFC. Meaning any car company can put a CCS/CHAdeMO port on their car without having to pay to license it. Tesla chooses not use either of these ports on their cars and therefore obviously Superchargers use their own proprietary connector--not dual CCS/CHAdeMO--so of course they aren't eligible.
     
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