Incentives and Rebates for California (PG&E)

Discussion in 'Clarity' started by Kathy, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. Kathy

    Kathy New Member

    I just purchased my Honda Clarity last Saturday afternoon. The dealership was super busy and basically once I signed the purchase agreement, I got almost no service after that point. Even after my new vehicle was brought around, we waited almost an hour for my sales rep to become available to turn it over to me, and then she just rushed through some high-level information and went on to her next customer. I had to figure out things like setting up Hondalink on my own.

    So of course I got no information on how to apply for the incentives, rebates, and carpool lane decals. I went back to her today and got the carpool lane decal application started, but she referred me to my tax preparer for everything else. I know some of the incentives are rebates which have nothing to do with my taxes, so I'm not thrilled at the lack of support. I think if they market these vehicles as having all these wonderful incentives and rebates, they ought to at least point you in the right direction.

    Anyway, through help on this forum and google, I think this is my comprehensive list. Can you Northern California folks help me check to see if I am missing anything?

    Federal Qualified Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Tax Credit ($7500): https://www.afdc.energy.gov/laws/409
    [You apply for this at the time you fill out your taxes, right?]

    California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project ($1500): https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng
    [application in progress]

    PG&E Clean Fuel Rebate ($500): https://www.pge.com/en_US/residenti.../clean-fuel-rebate-for-electric-vehicles.page
    [applied]

    HOV/carpool lane decal application: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/carpool/carpool.htm
    [application submitted]
     
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  2. Check AQMD, I do t know what region you are in, but the ones in SoCal offer discounts.
     
  3. Odobo

    Odobo Active Member

    That's about right... But the decal application need license # if not they will bounce it back.
     
  4. tim

    tim Member

    There is one thing that you may have to consider. There are max income limits that may restrict whether you are allowed to get both the $1500 rebate and carpool stickers. See this link.
     
  5. Kathy

    Kathy New Member

    Thanks all. Fortunately or unfortunately, I don’t make enough money that I have to choose between a HOV sticker and a rebate. ;-)

    I’ll check into Air Quality programs, but I have not heard of any in the Bay Area.
     
  6. Kathy

    Kathy New Member

    My dealership processed the decal application. Or at least they took the paperwork for me. Will they wait until my license number is issued? Is that how you got yours?
     
  7. Odobo

    Odobo Active Member

    That's how we got it when my wife got her Prime.... Did some googling and people said the application bounced back without a license number. Maybe you get more lucky going through the dealership
     
  8. mcdull

    mcdull Member

  9. mcdull

    mcdull Member

    My dealership called and then mailed me the decal 1 week after purchase because well before I received my license plate and registration. I'm not sure how they did that.
     
  10. Alantn

    Alantn Member

    My dealer "pre-registered" for the HOV sticker so we got it on the delivery date but then I had to wait for the license plate to arrive before sending to DMV a transfer form to change it into our name (the dealer also provided this form). NOTE: when transfer, do not pay the $22 fee. Also be aware that the current sticker only lasts until the end of 2018. We are supposed to re-apply to have it extend for another 3 years. Link here: https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/fact-sheets/californias-clean-air-decals. We have the green sticker.
     
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  11. Alantn

    Alantn Member

  12. rodeknyt

    rodeknyt Active Member

  13. Oh crap, I applied for both. AVAQMD $1000 and SCE $450. I wonder what will happen?
     

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