It's easier than ever to own and operate an electric vehicle (EV), major automakers are offering these vehicles which have all of the comforts and performance of gasoline-powered cars. New EVs have greater driving range, reasonable charging times and can be charged easily at home or at public stations.
Electric vehicle charger rebate
Limited time offer: Get a $500 rebate on qualified Level 2 EV chargers
PSE is providing a $500 rebate to the first 5,000 qualified PSE residential electric schedule 7 customers who purchase and install a qualifying EV charger.
Qualified Level 2 chargers for residential EV charging, the following list includes the most common qualified Level 2 chargers and is not a comprehensive list of all qualified chargers.
- Aerovironment EVSE-RS
- Bosch Power Max
- ChargePoint CT2000 Series
- ChargePoint CT2100 Series
- ChargePoint CT500
- ClipperCreek CS Series
- ClipperCreek HCS Series
- ClipperCreek LCS Series
- Delta AC Charging Station
- Delta EV AC Charger Pedestal Mount
- Eaton RLC EVSE
- Evatran Level 2 EVSE
- EV-Charge America EV2100
- EV-Charge America EV2200 Series
- Ford Focus Electric Charging Station
- General Electric DuraStation
- General Electric WattStation
- GM Voltec EVSE
- GoSmart ChargeSpot RF
- Legrand Level 2
- Leviton EV Charging Station for Toyota
- Leviton Evr-Green 160
- Leviton Evr-Green 300
- Leviton Evr-Green 320
- Schneider Electric EVlink Outdoor
- Schneider Electric Square D Indoor
- Siemens Smart Grid EVSE
- Siemens VersiCharge
- SPX Power Xpress
- Tesla Mobile Connector
- Tesla Wall Connector
- PSE residential electric customer and:
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- Registered owner of a new highway capable EV between 1/1/12 – 5/1/14.
- Purchase and install a qualified EV charger between 5/1/14 – 5/1/15. Chargers purchased before 5/1/14 do not qualify.
- Registered owner of a new highway capable EV after 5/1/14.
- Purchase and install a qualified EV charger within one year of vehicle registration.
- The EV charger must be behind the existing PSE meter that provides the customer's residential electric service, which must be the principle charging location for the customer-owned EV.
- The charger must be compatible with the EV purchased.
- Customer agrees to be contacted by PSE for the purposes of load and program studies.
- By 11/1/16* submit your rebate application online or via mail to: PSE EV charger rebate, Offer# H345701, PO Box 540062, EL Paso, TX 88554-0062.
Your EV rebate charger application can be submitted online or via mail.
View the EV charger rebate FAQ.
View for additional info, availability and eligibility on the EV charger rebate.
*PSE's EV charger rebate program could end before 11/1/16 depending on available funds. This limited time offer is on a first come, first serve basis for the first 5,000 qualifying customers who apply.
With roughly two-thirds of the region's air pollution coming from motor vehicles EVs are good for the environment and boast no direct emissions. Plug-in hybrids emit half the greenhouse gases as an efficient gasoline-fueled vehicle.
Electric vehicles are affordable
Although EVs may appear expensive based solely on sticker price, they can be a prudent financial choice in many cases. The sticker price of a car is not the complete picture of how much it will cost. An important factor to consider is the total life-cycle cost of operating the car. Electricity is inexpensive compared to the high cost of gasoline or diesel.
EVs have a fuel cost of about 3-4 cents per mile, compared to gasoline-fueled vehicles 10-30 cents per mile. EVs don't require the same vehicle maintenance as gasoline-fueled vehicles; there are no oil changes, tune-ups or emission control repairs. Finally, government incentives can make the price of an EV even more attractive. Visit goelectricdrive.com for more information on electric vehicles and charging.
You've got the power
Charging an EV is easy and the number of public charging stations in the Puget Sound Region is growing rapidly. Many EV owners are opting to charge their vehicles at home with equipment that is purchased and installed by private companies. PSE has determined that charging EVs does not pose any significant problem for the energy supply or delivery to homes and businesses in the region.
Visit afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations/ for a map of public charging stations.
Cleaner domestic fuel
Domestic natural gas is plentiful, affordable,and unlike conventional petroleum-based fuels, natural gas comes from North America. Using natural gas for transportation fuel reduces our dependence on foreign oil.
Natural gas vehicles emit significantly less greenhouse gas than conventional gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles.
How much does it really cost?
The cost of compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel is surprisingly low and a CNG-powered vehicle gets about the same fuel economy as a conventional vehicle. Now available at roughly half the cost of petroleum-based fuel, CNG fuel prices are also more stable compared to the volatile price fluctuations in the market for petroleum. Visit afdc.energy.gov/fuels/prices.html for more information about the price of natural gas fuel.
PSE supplies natural gas to public fueling around the Puget Sound Region. Visit http://wwcleancities.org/alt-fuels-and-vehicles/ for more information about fueling options.
CNG vehicles are safe and practical
Natural gas vehicles are designed and built to be safe in normal operation, fueling and accidents. As with vehicles that are fueled with petroleum-based gasoline, new natural gas vehicles are subject to federal motor vehicle safety standards and crash tests. Fueling stations are also built to high safety standards.
In most cases, fueling a CNG vehicle is not much different than fueling a gasoline-powered car. Instructions are available at the station, similar to those at traditional filling stations.
PSE supplies natural gas to public and private fueling stations and we have staff available to assist your with information about vehicle and fueling options.
For more information
Contact an Energy Advisor at 1-800-562-1482 to find out how PSE can help with more information about alternative fuel vehicles.