Sonoma Clean Power Extends EV Incentive Program Due to Fires
Savings on Electric Cars + Free Home Chargers Extended through November 30th
(Santa Rosa, CA) Because of the recent fires that have affected Sonoma and Mendocino counties, Sonoma Clean Power has extended the date for their Drive EverGreen program, to provide customers more time to take advantage of the purchase credits, incentives and rebates.
As a follow up to last year’s Electric Vehicle Incentive pilot program, which saw 206 customers purchase or lease steeply discounted electric vehicles, phase two of Sonoma Clean Power’s Drive EverGreen program has been extended through November 30th.
As of October 23rd, this year’s program has seen 321 electric vehicles sold or leased to SCP customers.
“With so many vehicles lost as a result of the recent fires, we wanted to ensure our customers have more time to take advantage of opportunities to purchase clean, electric vehicles,” offered SCP’s Director of Programs, Cordel Stillman.
““If any customers have lost the home EV charger they received through our program as a result of the fires, SCP will replace the hardware and pay the sales tax; our business partner, eMotorWerks will pay the shipping costs. Customers are responsible for installation costs,” added Stillman.
Customers who have purchased an electric vehicle through the Drive EverGreen program within the last two months, and lost their vehicle in the fires, can contact SCP to request a duplicate Customer Certificate. This will enable the customer to purchase or lease another electric vehicle through the program.
In response to information that over half of Sonoma County’s emissions are transportation related, SCP felt compelled to develop a customer program aimed at getting more EVs on our roads. “In our first year of serving customers, we reduced electricity-related emissions by half, compared to PG&E,” said SCP CEO Geof Syphers. “We knew we could do even more by promoting electric cars and charging them with clean, renewable energy.”
In keeping with SCP’s commitment to reducing emissions from cars, the agency has negotiated significant discounts on several models of electric vehicles at a variety of local dealerships. SCP is also offering additional incentives of their own, with a bonus incentive for low income-qualified customers, and free home chargers. Customers residing within the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District are eligible for additional rebates.
To apply, people need to get a certificate verifying they are SCP customers at DriveEV.org. Once approved, customers learn the amount of incentives they are qualified for, and are welcome to proceed with negotiating a purchase or lease of a qualified EV from one of the participating dealerships.
Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit public agency, which is the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. SCP provides cleaner energy at competitive rates and promotes local solutions to climate change.
For more information on the Drive EverGreen program, visit DriveEV.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.