Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced the launch of the Clean Fuel Rebate for residential, electric customers who are electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The new Clean Fuel Rebate is part of California’s statewide Low Carbon Fuel Standard initiative, which aims to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging the adoption of clean fuels like electricity. Transportation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in California at 40 percent.
Today, each mile driven using electricity reduces vehicle-related greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 70 percent, compared to gasoline-powered cars. The electricity fueling EVs in California comes from one of the cleanest energy mixes in the country – PG&E delivers more than 58 percent of electricity to customers from greenhouse gas-free resources.
“Electric vehicles are a critical part of creating cleaner air and meeting ambitious climate goals in California. Administering this rebate is part of our ongoing commitment to electric vehicles by supporting our more than 100,000 customers who are adopting clean fuels to significantly reduce their environmental impact and support the state’s clean energy future,” said Aaron Johnson, PG&E Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions.
Key facts about the Clean Fuel Rebate
Since the Clean Fuel Rebate comes from a statewide program, residents who have electric service from another provider in California may be eligible for a similar rebate from their electric utility.
PG&E’s ongoing commitment to EVs
PG&E is partnering with EV charging companies to further EV adoption by building out charging infrastructure across Northern and Central California. This program focuses on extending charging access to places where it has traditionally been limited including workplaces, multi-unit dwellings and disadvantaged communities.
PG&E offers resources to help customers driving EVs learn more and determine which rate makes sense for them. Customers can choose from rates that are equivalent to about $1.00 per gallon of gasoline for overnight charging. Additionally, PG&E helps EV drivers who add EV charging at their households manage their electricity bills.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation’s cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and pge.com/news.