Go Electric! Up to $20,000 in rebates possible from Local, State, and Federal resources on New Electric Vehicles.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are more affordable than you think! They are also reliable, inexpensive to fuel, and good for the environment. Lodi Electric Utility now offers new vehicle and charging incentives for both residential and commercial customers.
Is an Electric Vehicle right for you?
There are many items to consider when deciding if an Electric Vehicle (EV) is right for you and your family. How many miles do you drive in a typical day? Do you take a lot of long-distance trips? How much money are you willing to spend? Is electricity really cheaper than gas?
Below you will find links to great online resources some answers to common questions.
ElectricForAll will find what rebates are currently available in your area.
Search for rebate eligible EV vehicles by make and model.
- What purchase rebates are available for EV vehicles?
- Is electricity cheaper than gas?
- How can I find the right electric vehicle to meet my needs?
- How many miles can you travel with an EV vehicle?
- Do I need to install a separate charger and how much does that cost?
- Is there an expiration date for the State and Federal rebates?
- How do I charge an electric vehicle?
- Are there places to charge a vehicle outside the home in Lodi?
The amount of rebates and incentives available can vary by make or model and may be based on income qualification. For a list of all available rebates and additional details around those rebates, visit: Incentive Search | DriveClean (ca.gov) If all rebates are combined from local, state, and federal resources, there is more than $20,000 available to offset the cost of a new Electric Vehicle.
Local: Coming soon! LEU will offer EV purchase rebates. Planning is underway. Check this website regularly for updates.
State: California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project - up to $4500
Hydrogen Fuel Cell - $4,500
Battery-Electric - $2,000
Plug-in Hybrid - $1,000
For more information: https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng
Federal: Federal Tax Credit - Up to $7500 while funding lasts. For more information, visit: https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/taxevb.shtml
Plugstar.com is a great online resource to find available rebates, identify EV vehicles that qualify, and find nearby dealerships.
Yes! It costs about one third of a gas vehicle based on REU’s power costs ($.16/kWh) and average cost per gallon of gas ($5.00).
An EV can travel on average 3-4 miles per kilowatt hour (kWh); therefore, a 50kWh battery pack, which is the average for a mid-size sedan, has a range of about 150 miles (conservative). To obtain LEU's residential charging rate, a separate meter is required. LEU’s residential charging rate is about $.16/kWh . A 50kWh battery would cost roughly $8 to fill up or $5.33 per 100 miles.
A gas vehicle with an average tank size of 14 gallons, and average of 24mpg at Lodi’s fuel cost of $5.00/gal would cost $70 to fill up, or $20.83 per 100 miles. That’s about 3.9x higher than fueling an EV in Lodi.
Go to the following link to calculate costs: https://chooseev.com/savings-calculator/
There are many factors to consider such as the distance of your daily commute and whether you have access to charging at home before purchasing an electric vehicle.
PlugStar offers an online shopping assistant to help find an electric vehicle that meets your needs https://plugstar.com/
The number of miles you can travel on a single charge of an EV vehicle varies by make and model. Most current models can travel over 200 miles before they need to recharge. Some Tesla models can go up to 400 miles before needing a recharge.
Check out https://plugstar.com/ for everything you need to know about different make and models of Electric Vehicles and which version is right for you.
Most cars come with a level 1 charger that plugs into a standard household 100v outlet. These chargers take a lot longer to complete a charge but may work for those who don’t drive much or don't drive very far.
Most consumers will upgrade to a level 2 charger for quicker, more powerful charging capability. The average cost is between $500-$1000 to install; however, most people install the chargers themselves because it’s very easy. We offer up to a $500 rebate for the purchase of a charger, and up to a $500 rebate for the installation.
Yes, but rebates and incentives are changing constantly. For more information please visit: https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/eng/ev/incentives/state-and-federal
How you charge depends on your vehicle and whether you can install charging at home.
- Level 1 – This is often a standard household power outlet using a 120-volt connection. An EV plugged into this type of power will typically require overnight charging, or up to 20 hours for a full charge.
- Level 2 - It will take about 4 hours to fully charge a typical EV. Most public chargers and home chargers are Level 2 and customers or a qualified electrician typically installs them. Many newer homes are equipped with Level 2 charging hookups.
- Level 3 - Tesla Superchargers & DC Fast Chargers are the examples of L3 charging equipment.
Yes, there are currently several places to charge vehicles outside the home in Lodi. For a list of charging facilities, please visit: https://www.plugshare.com. As electric vehicles become more common in our area, we are seeing the number of businesses offering charging stations increase.
Lodi Electric Utility Public EV Charging Station Replacement Project Underway
Lodi Electric Utility (LEU) will be working over the next few months to remove, replace and add public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout the City. As a result, City public EV charging stations may be unavailable until such time as new stations are installed and activated. LEU apologizes for the inconvenience but hopes to have the project completed this summer. So far, 3 stations have been replaced and are available for use free of charge at Hutchins Street Square, the City's Finance Department parking lot, and Downtown Parking Garage.
Once completed, Lodi residents and visitors will have additional Level II EV charging station options available to them for public use.