Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reminding residential customers who have purchased or leased an electric vehicle to apply for the company’s $800 Clean Fuel Rebate before it concludes at the end of 2020.
In addition, PG&E announced during National Drive Electric Week its own commitment to further electrify its vehicle fleet by 2030, including 100% of its light-duty fleet, 10% of its medium-duty fleet and 5% of its heavy-duty fleet.
“Expanding the use of electric vehicles is essential for California to achieve its bold climate goals. PG&E has been an active partner in helping make EVs an option for millions of Californians, including through our Clean Fuel Rebate. We’re also leading the way by adopting EVs for our own fleet. Reducing vehicle emissions is good for our state and good for the environment in which we all live,” said PG&E Interim CEO Bill Smith.
Clean Fuel Rebate Deadline Approaches
PG&E’s Clean Fuel Rebate is a one-time $800 rebate for PG&E residential electric customers who are EV drivers and is in addition to any federal, state or local incentives customers may be eligible for. Launched in 2017, the rebate will be concluding at the end of 2020. To date, PG&E has paid over $92 million to about 145,000 customers through the rebate. The deadline to apply for the rebate is December 31, 2020.
Eligible EV owners can receive one rebate per owned or leased plug-in EV for using electricity as a clean transportation fuel—regardless of when they got their car. To apply, customers need their PG&E account number and vehicle registration documentation such as a registration card or signed purchase agreement.
Customers can learn more about the Clean Fuel Rebate and apply via a simple online application at pge.com/evcleanfuelrebate.
The Clean Fuel Rebate is administered by PG&E in partnership with the California Air Resources Board and the California Public Utilities Commission. It is part of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of clean fuels like electricity. Transportation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in California at 41 percent.
By participating in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program, PG&E—for the benefit of its EV customers—generates credits for the clean electricity it provides to those customers who charge their EVs at home. After selling these credits to regulated parties under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, PG&E returns the revenue to customers driving EVs through the Clean Fuel Rebate.