Interested in Owning an Electric Vehicle?
RCEA has lots of resources for current and potential EV drivers. If you have more questions or would like additional information, please call our office at 707-269-1700 and our Transportation Specialist would be happy to speak with you.
Model Year 2021 Alternative Fuel and Advanced Technology Vehicles
There are many models of low-carbon vehicles available. This list created by the United States Department of Energy provides a brief snapshot of all the 2021 vehicle models (PDF), including their range and fuel economy. See pages 1-2 for a list of all the new battery electric vehicles, and pages 15-17 for a list of the new plug-in hybrid electric vehicles you can consider for lease or purchase.
Financial Incentives and Assistance
View the RCEA EV Incentives Sheet (PDF) to learn more about some of the various incentives available for buying an electric vehicle.
“Do the Math”
Figure out how much an EV will cost you after all available savings and incentives are added in. These sites are helpful:
There are several different rate plans/schedules for EV drivers that want to charge at home.
- PG&E provides an explanation of the different residential EV rates.
- Here is a PDF of RCEA’s Residential Rates (PDF).
- The best rate schedule for any given driver varies greatly and is dependent on your electricity usage and how you drive your EV.
- You can request a rate analysis from PG&E by calling 1-800-743-0335.
- There are no specific EV rates offered to commercial customers at this time, but there are a variety of non-residential time-of-use rates (PDF) that may help businesses save money for charging their EV fleets.
Regardless of your rate schedule, you can save money on your electricity bill and support local programs by switching over to RCEA’s Community Choice Energy program.