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I just filled it in. $500 for a few minutes for work is great.

But... I don't understand the point of this program. Does anyone?

It gives away money to tens of thousands of people who already have electric cars. So this money does not help sell extra EVs or change my charging behavior. The dollars spent do not result in fewer emissions.

Why not apply the money to lower EV charging rates? Currently I pay $0.12/kWh off peak, and $0.45/kwh (!!!!) on-peak in the 'special' EV rate. In the past 2 years the EV rates went up by 20% (!), while gasoline is still very low. That makes EV quite un-attractive. So it would have been better to give the rebate as a 10% rate decrease for 2 years.

Or use that to invest in clean power while not raising the electrical rates as much.
 

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After submitting the applications, I was curious who was fronting the rebate money. From the FAQ page on the PGE website it is stated:

"The Clean Fuel Rebate comes from the State of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program. The goal of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of cleaner fuels, like electricity.

The Clean Fuel Rebate is a one-time rebate available to PG&E residential customers who have adopted cleaner transportation methods by fueling their vehicles with electricity."

Other information can be found at:
https://www.pge.com/en_US/residenti...an-fuel-rebate-for-electric-vehicles-faq.page
 

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Sounds like a very cost effective use of taxpayer money! Born in Cali, I call it a good place to be "from!"
 

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Sounds like a very cost effective use of taxpayer money! Born in Cali, I call it a good place to be "from!"
Sounds like you are jealous because you are not getting the rebate.
 

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Wow, this is quick! I just received an email with the following information indicating my 211 LEAF is approved for the rebate:

"Your application for the Clean Fuel Rebate has been approved for payment and your rebate check has been issued. You can expect to receive your rebate check in the amount of $500.00 at the mailing address on your PG&E account."

I submitted the application for our 2016 Volt shortly thereafter, so hope to hear back from PGE today or tomorrow unless there is a hangup.
 

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Received email that my Volt qualifies for the rebate. Took 24 hours to apply and get notice of the approved rebates. So if you have a Volt and live in PGE territory, you should respond as quickly as you can if you want to be near the front end of getting the rebate. Such a pleasant surprise.
 

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As the number of EV drivers applying for the rebate increases, I suspect that the approval time will increase. So if you want your rebate sooner, it's time to fill out the forms. Not difficult, even I did it in a few minutes on the computer. The longest time was to find the car registration and scan.
 

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Sounds like a very cost effective use of taxpayer money! Born in Cali, I call it a good place to be "from!"
Cali is a beautiful state, who's citizens embrace and elect the most far-out loons they can find!
 

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Lucky rebate--even better than the $17 I got from sdg&e for the CA climate credit.

taxable as income? you think they will 1099 you?
 

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Cali is a beautiful state, whose citizens embrace and elect the most far-out loons they can find!
Once upon a time, I was Chair of the California Bureau of Automotive Repair advisory board when it started up--Appointed by Ronald Reagan! Things (and politicians) were a bit different in those days.
 

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Hit the EV jackpot. Just got my two $500 rebate checks in the mail today. That was quicker than I thought. Applied early morning on Jan 10 and checks received on Jan 14. This adds to the EV grin.
 

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Applied on Jan 11, and my application is still "In Progress" ! so that much for the predictability of the application timeline !
 

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Applied on Jan 11, and my application is still "In Progress" ! so that much for the predictability of the application timeline !
There many now be a longer delay because of the large number of applications. I may have been fortunate to be ahead of the pack. Hopefully the wait will not be too long.
 

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Applied on Jan 11, and my application is still "In Progress" ! so that much for the predictability of the application timeline !
^^ Same here.

I also noticed that (in PG&E's email response) the link that they provided for checking the current rebate status is dead/blank:

"You can check the status of your application at any time by clicking here."

Does anyone have a valid link for where that SHOULD have gone???
 
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