December 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Choosing Electric Vehicles Pays Off in Rancho Cucamonga

New rebates can help you and your business plug in and cash out.

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Two new programs from the Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Utility (RCMU) and Southern California Edison (SCE) offer rebates to local residents and businesses that use electric vehicles (EV) to support a more sustainable lifestyle. The newly adopted Sustainable Community Action Plan identifies that the City's largest source of greenhouse gas emissions comes from On-Road Transportation. This means driving an EV is not only economical, but also contributes towards meeting the City's environmental sustainability goals.

Individuals: SCE customers who have an all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle (EV) are eligible to receive a $450 rebate as part of the recently launched Clean Fuel Rewards Program. All you need to qualify is an active SCE residential account and a scanned copy of the car's registration reflecting the SCE account address. The purchase date of the vehicle does not factor into rebate eligibility. Second and third owners of new, used, or leased EVs can take advantage of the program, but each household may receive the Clean Fuel Rebate only once. This rebate program is made possible through the Clean Fuel Rewards program and California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program. SCE earns credits when customers use electricity at home to charge their EVs and then returns the value of the credits to electric vehicle customers. To learn more about SCE's Clean Fuel Rewards Program, visit www.scecleanfuel.com.

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Businesses: On July 1st, the RCMU kicked off its Commercial Electric Vehicle Charging Rebate Program, available to all of its commercial customers. The rebate covers up to $4,000 in expenses associated with the purchase and installation of each EV charger dedicated for use by employees, customers, visitors, or tenants. The charger must be permanently installed at a business or multi-residential property within the RCMU service area. A maximum of 2 EV charger rebates are available per location. The EV charger rebates are available on a first come, first served basis until funds are depleted, or June 30, 2019, whichever comes first. Please visit http://bit.ly/RCMUrebates.