Southern California Edison Offers $450 Rebate for EV Drivers
06.05.2017 - by John U'Ren
Southern California Edison Offers $450 Rebate for EV Drivers

In an effort to put more plug-in cars on the road and help fight climate change, Southern California Edison is now offering a $450 rebate for its EV-driving customers.  This new incentive is available to SCE customers who own or are leasing a plug-in electric vehicle, and is issued on a per-car basis.  In other words, if you happen to own two plug-in cars, then you can apply for two $450 rebates, for a total of $900, and there is no limit on the number of rebates per household.

If you’re an SCE customer, head on over to scecleanfuel.com to apply for your rebate.  You’ll have to create an account there, and make sure to have your Service Account Number (located at the top of your SCE bill) ready for your rebate application.  You’ll also need each vehicle’s VIN as well as a copy of the permanent registration for each vehicle.  After submitting, you’ll receive a confirmation email after SCE has reviewed and accepted your application, and a check will follow in the mail in 10-12 weeks.

Each vehicle is also able to claim this rebate up to three times (each under new owners), so if you claim your $450 rebate and then sell your vehicle, not only can your car’s new owner claim a $450 rebate, but the owner after that as well.  So if you’re in the market for a used EV (resource page on buying a used EV coming soon!) and you live in SCE territory, chances are you will qualify for this rebate.  This rebate is an excellent opportunity for EV owners to pick up a level two charger (or two) for their home at essentially no cost.

In other words, if you happen to own two plug-in cars, then you can apply for two $450 rebates, for a total of $900, and there is no limit on the number of rebates per household.

In addition to this rebate, SCE’s Charge Ready pilot program has the goal of expanding the number of electric vehicle charging stations within SCE’s territory.  SCE plans to spend $22 million to install over one thousand chargers in locations where cars are parked for extended periods of time, with the first recently installed and operational in Lynwood at Lynwood City Hall this past Earth Day.  SCE expects to eventually install over 30,000 electric vehicle chargers.

Lynwood residents in SoCal Edison territory enjoyed an Earth Day event which included test drives of electric cars, April 2017. The utility is working to educate customers about the benefits of EVs.

1 comment on “Southern California Edison Offers $450 Rebate for EV Drivers”
  1. Jim Stack says:

    The EVgrin will never fade. The savings from driving plugins and well worth the 10 seconds to plugin and later unplug. Like any vehicle if you get the right one for the right job it will last a long time and surpass all your needs.

    So far the real serious automakers are Tesla, BMW and Nissan. They make as many as people want and try to keep up with service and vehicles to meet demand. Others are joining in but very slowly and with limited vehicles.

    The public charging is the one thing than needs to grow to meet demand and increase trips at least between close by cities. Only Tesla provides Nationwide charging.

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