CODA Automotive announced it is offering California residents who purchase a new 2012 CODA electric sedan a complimentary home GE WattStation Wall-Mount Level 2 EV charger, plus a home assessment and installation of the charger conducted by Mr.Electric.
The incentive, which is available at CODA dealers across California, features CODA Automotive’s preferred charger and charger installation partners. CODA’s Free Home Charging Station promotion, a value worth approximately $2,000, will run through December 2, 2012.
While public electric vehicle fueling locations are increasing every day, a study conducted by the California Center for Sustainable Energy shows that 91 percent of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners in California have installed a residential charger; the US Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program finds three out of four owners still primarily charge at home. A Level 2 EVSE enables customers to top off or recharge quickly by simply plugging in their EV when they come home. In addition to leaving home ‘full’ everyday, EV drivers are not subjected to the fuel inflation that gas- or diesel-powered car drivers experience. GE WattStation Wall-Mount chargers should also add to a home’s value, and its smart grid-enabled technology will support accessing lower electricity usage rates over time.
“Being able to completely fuel your CODA at home from empty to full in less than 6 hours with our partner’s GE’s WattStation charger is a convenience that every owner should be able to enjoy,” said Thomas Hausch, CODA Automotive senior vice president of sales, marketing and aftersales. “By eliminating these upfront costs of EV ownership and concerns about charging infrastructure, CODA is continuing its commitment to fulfilling its mission of putting an electric vehicle in every garage. When consumers realize that owning an EV provides significantly lower running costs, gives them full access to the carpool lane, allows them to avoid high gas prices forever and enjoy federal and state tax incentives of up to $10,000 in California and more – going electric today is an effective and fun solution.”