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Charge Up LA!

August 6, 2013 | posted in: Green Living | by

We are finding that more and more consumers are looking towards purchasing an Electric Vehicle instead of those big gas guzzling SUVs. Well Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has come out with a new way to help the EV market with the introduction of their newest program “Charge Up LA! – Home, Work, and On the Go”!

The Los Angeles “Charge Up LA! – Home, Work, and On the Go” Program is a major step in the direction of embracing alternative energy which contributes to American Energy Independence and a healthier environment.

The Los Angeles “Charge Up LA!” Program offers EV (Electric Vehicle) charger installation rebates for home, workplace, and public charging.  The Program is administered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) which is helping to build out the EV charging infrastructure in Los Angeles.  In addition to the $7,500 federal tax credit and $2,500 California State rebate providing incentives to buy electric vehicles, the Los Angeles “Charge Up LA!” Program rebates are a new offering from August 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.  The Program has a goal of providing 2000 rebates.  The Program rebates offer enrollees financial assistance toward installing 240 Volt Level 2 chargers (which are several times faster than 120 Volt Level 1 chargers) in their home or business.  There are three types of “Charge Up LA!” Program rebates: Home Charging; Workplace Charging; and Public Charging.  Home Charging offers rebates from $750 to $1000 to residential EV customers when they purchase and install a wall-mounted charger and Time-of-Use meter.  Workplace Charging rebates of $750 to $1000 for each wall-mounted or pedestal-type chargers are for businesses with 250+ employees.  Public Charging rebates of $750 to $1000 are available to companies that place chargers in public places.

Building out Green/Alternative Energy infrastructure as done through the Los Angeles “Charge Up LA!” Rebate Program is part of a trend toward sustainable Green Living that could further catch on nationally and globally. For more information about the program please click here.


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