Redwood Coast Energy Authority Launches Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Redwood Coast Energy Authority Launches Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Redwood Coast Energy Authority Launches Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

Press release from the Redwood Coast Energy Authority:

The Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) launched a new rebate to help its customers buy a new or used electric vehicle. Approved applicants can receive $2,000 for a new or used Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) or $1,000 for a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). Income qualified customers can receive $4,000 for a new or used BEV or $2,000 for a new PHEV. RCEA will issue rebates to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts.

To be eligible, used vehicles must be eight (8) model-years old or newer, have fewer than 75,000 miles, a clean title and be registered in Humboldt County. Used electric vehicle chassis or emission control system modifications are not allowed and the vehicle must not be subject to open recalls. Rebate users must purchase their new or used vehicle from a dealership.

Drivers can combine RCEA’s rebate with the federal new EV tax credit for additional savings. See www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxcenter.shtml for federal program details. PG&E also offers rebate programs such as the Pre-Owned Electric Vehicle Program. Visit https://evrebates.pge.com/program-requirements for details.

RCEA staff expect high demand for this rebate and encourage interested customers to apply early. Call (707) 269- 1700 or email [email protected] with any questions. To apply, see income requirements and rebate program terms and conditions, visit redwoodenergy.org/evs/rebates/

About Electric Vehicles
Electric vehicles are powered all or in part by electricity and can cost less to drive and maintain. Governor Gavin Newsom set a target for all new cars and passenger trucks sold to be zero-emission by 2035. Meeting this goal will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support a healthier planet.

About RCEA
The Redwood Coast Energy Authority is a local government agency. Its members include the Blue Lake Rancheria, Yurok Tribe, the County of Humboldt, the seven cities within the county, and the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District. RCEA’s purpose is to develop and implement sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean, efficient, and renewable resources available in the region. For more info, visit redwoodenergy.org.

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tru matters
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tru matters
1 month ago

A start but……….
Who can afford to buy an EV?
They need to work on lowering prices.
And take into consideration that they are not practicable for a lot of people in this area.

Last edited 1 month ago
Thesteve4761
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Thesteve4761
1 month ago
Reply to  tru matters

Used EV’s can be had for under $10k.

Also, with lower operating costs, the lifetime cost of the vehicle is significantly lower than an otherwise equivalent ICE vehicle.

Crap
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Crap
1 month ago
Reply to  Thesteve4761

Yea let’s not forget the number one cause of air pollution in the US is generating electricity.

Also lithium mining and disposal is an environmental nightmare.

Several other issues with electric vehicles like fires from the battries etc. I am all for alternative to fossil fuel but electrical vehicles for everyone is not the answer.

rhizomaticonD
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rhizomaticon
1 month ago
Reply to  Crap

Wow look at you regurgitating all that corporate fossil fuel propaganda. Kudos!

D'Tucker Jebs
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1 month ago
Reply to  Crap

Offshore wind has the potential to replace lots of the fossil fuel-based energy.
But, you are right- shifting away from personal use vehicles and towards a system of more walkable/bikeable communities and a better public transportation system is what we really need to be working towards.

lol
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lol
1 month ago
Reply to  Thesteve4761

A used electric vehicle is likely to have a greatly diminished range. This does not seem to be reflected in the prices of used electric vehicles at all.

Wizard of OddsD
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1 month ago
Reply to  lol

Its definitely reflected in the prices, used EV’s have terrible resale value compared to used gas vehicles

rhizomaticonD
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rhizomaticon
1 month ago
Reply to  lol

Depends on the vehicle. Teslas in particular don’t loose that much range due to excellent battery management in the software, with temperature, charging control etc. And because they start out with generally the best range, they are still very capable used.

old guy
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old guy
1 month ago
Reply to  tru matters

and a real bargain to recharge with the current electric rates

I am a robot
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I am a robot
1 month ago
Reply to  tru matters

Who can afford to buy ANY new car?

rhizomaticonD
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rhizomaticon
1 month ago
Reply to  tru matters

4 yrs ago I bought a used electric vehicle for about half its price new. It’s my only vehicle. I miss my old biodiesel-power F350, but not enough to have kept it around. I’ve driven to South Dakota, Colorado, and back via Moab UT. I would say it’s very practical, even practicable, as experience shows. I would encourage everybody to put down the corporate fossil fuel crack pipe to justify your status quo as you get sucked dry by inflated gas prices.

Bozo
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Bozo
1 month ago
Reply to  rhizomaticon

Well… unless you move out of CARB/Californika.
Gas prices in a lot of the states are about $3.20.
Lowest price (currently) is Texas with $3.08.

Gary Whittaker
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Gary Whittaker
1 month ago

How many electric vehicles does the Yurok tribe have on the rez?

Rick
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Rick
1 month ago

Get ready to signal your virtue!

Alf
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Alf
1 month ago

There’s no such thing as zero emissions. Electricity must be generated in some way. If it’s wind or solar, emissions were generated to build the panels or wind turbine. Also regularly used are gasoline, diesel, natural gas, propane, green waste, etc. If you like electric cars, buy one. However, get off your “better than everyone else” soapbox because you’re just spreading lies based on bad science and hype. I don’t have an electric car because I don’t want one. Communist government tactics have no place in America.

Thesteve4761
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Thesteve4761
1 month ago
Reply to  Alf

This isn’t a government program….

Wizard of OddsD
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1 month ago
Reply to  Thesteve4761

Yes it is.

Bozo
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Bozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Thesteve4761

RCEA is carefully avoiding saying… ‘Where the money comes from.’
Imagine it is (somehow) from the taxpayer.

rhizomaticonD
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rhizomaticon
1 month ago
Reply to  Alf

It’s not a question of zero emissions, all or nothing, but a question of far reduced total emissions. You’re the one with the bad science, aka propaganda.

Bozo
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Bozo
1 month ago
Reply to  rhizomaticon

Meanwhile…

What is the biggest polluter in the US?

Power plants are the single largest source of U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the main pollutant that fuels global warming. Coal is the biggest culprit. Coal supplies just under half of America’s electricity – more than any other source – and is the dirtiest of all fuels.

Go figure.

Jeffersonian
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Jeffersonian
1 month ago

This inequity and left wing insanity is one of the reasons i opted out of their services long ago.

Ernie Branscomb
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Ernie Branscomb
1 month ago

Aren’t our power bills high enough without buying someone an electric car? Do you know that electric cars pay ZERO gas tax for road upkeep.

Do you know why so many people are leaving California? Do you know that illegal aliens are being imported to California to keep our population up and keep our congressional seats?

c u 2morrowD
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1 month ago

good ole California legislatures. Shoot themselves in the foot, then hand the gun to someone else to reload.

Last edited 1 month ago
thetallone
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thetallone
1 month ago

I didn’t know they didn’t pay taxes for road upkeep. And they are heavier, so their impact on the road is greater.

Trashman
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Trashman
1 month ago

Not many evs running around on bell springs or spyrock.

I am a robot
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I am a robot
1 month ago
Reply to  Trashman

Yet

Gary Whittaker
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Gary Whittaker
1 month ago

Seems like the USA is the only nation doing much about the global warming problem. Some countries are doing a token amount of effort to give the impression of progress, but it’s not even scratching the surface.

old guy
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old guy
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary Whittaker

in 20 years we will all probably sit back and laugh, or not, about how much we are spending on it, and how much china and india spew out, but that’s because a lot of people are dumb. the government is only good at breaking stuff, not fixing it.

Green Guy
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Green Guy
1 month ago

Guys I walk quite a bit. When a gas car goes by most of the times it stinks. When a ev goes by blessed nothing comes out. It cracks me up to read the comments. You got the sour grapes group. The green haters. The I’ll give up my ice car when you pry my cold, dead hands off the gas cap.
I salute my country for programs that help people become less polluting. You have to remember this money could be going to munitions or wasted on pork boondoggles.

Yabut
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Yabut
1 month ago
Reply to  Green Guy

Or it might go to putting a roof over your family or food on the table instead of a vehicle for someone else. Especially when that electricity system cannot cope now.
Still can’t get away from gas as the feight delivery system for such an isolated place like Humboldt Co is not feasible with electric vehicles yet. Not everyone only putters around town. Some haul supplies over distance.
My vehicle is already almost 30 years old and will still be going long after I’m dead. If allowed. Seems unreasonable to change it up now.
And subsidizing electric vehicles IS a pork boondoggle.

Martin
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Martin
1 month ago

EV’s are not the problem for me. It is the lack of charging stations locally and in other areas. A Hybrid makes more sense because the gas engine can power the vehicle when needed and help to charge that big battery pack. Buying a used EV can be very expensive if the battery pack needs to be replaced. They due hold less of a charge over time.