"The Electric Vehicle Climate Credit is part of a statewide greenhouse gas reduction program administered by the California Air Resources Board. The program is not funded by utility rates but by regulation meant to increase the adoption of clean-vehicle fuels such as electricity.San Diego Gas and Electric only.
But you can apply annually. PG&E's is one time.
More specifically, the people that DON'T have EVs are paying it. The people that do are getting more out of the program than they put in.It is all politics. The CA PUC looks good for authorizing something that "rewards" what the lawmakers view as "good behavior." The utilities look good because they are the ones handing out the money. No one considers that all the funds are coming out of utility customers' rates, so customers are paying for this. Can't tell you how many times I've heard people say "isn't it great that the CPUC/PG&E is giving me a Climate Credit to reduce my bill" or in this case, a low carbon fuel credit, yet it isn't there money at all. PG&E's shareholders are not paying for this, we are in our bills.