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North Coast Plug-in Electric Vehicle Project

April 2016    |    News and Updates

 


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CA Rebate Update
The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is offering increased rebates for low- and moderate-income consumers, effective March 29, 2016. The CVRP issues rebates for the purchase or lease of a range of battery electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles. For more information, visit cleanvehiclerebate.org3.

EV Forecast
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) published a study forecasting that sales of electric vehicles (EVs) will reach 41 million by 2040, representing 35% of new light duty vehicle sales. Their research cites anticipated cost reductions in Lithium-ion batteries as a large contributor in the predicted upsurge. Additionally, BNEF predicts that EVs will become a better economic option than internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2020.

New EVs
New EVs debuting in 2016 include the Tesla Model 3, Chevy Bolt, and BMW 330e.

CVRP Statistics Update
The chart below shows monthly PEV rebate data from the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), from April 2014 to April 2016. In Humboldt County, a total of 172 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) rebates have been processed for a total of $313,000. Each newsletter will display data from the previous 24-month period.



Number of Humboldt County CVRP Rebates April 2014-April 2016. Center for Sustainable Energy (2016). California Air Resources Board Clean Vehicle Rebate Project, Rebate Statistics. Data last updated May 02, 2016. Retrieved May 02, 2016 from https://cleanvehiclerebate.org/rebate-statistics
 
 


New Humboldt Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Humboldt County ranks nationally as one of the leading regions6 for electric vehicles (EVs), and public charging stations ensure that EV drivers have more options and peace of mind to travel farther and visit more destinations during their daily driving. Read more about Humboldt’s newest charging stations here.
 

Redwood Coast Energy Authority EV Charging Network Map.
 
 


Locating Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

With so much information about charging electric vehicles (EVs), it’s helpful to know how to use RCEA’s EV charging stations (EVCSs), what mobile EVCS options are available, and which online mapping sites to check out.

How to Use Redwood Coast Energy Authority Charging Stations

Greenlots: For stations still in Free mode; press the ON button on the charger to release the cable. Plug the handle into your vehicle to charge for free. When finished, use the thumb button to release the cable from your vehicle and it will automatically retract. Then, move your vehicle from the parking space so others can charge.
 
Read further here for useful instructions and information.
 

Charging Levels Chart

Electric vehicle (EV) supply equipment (sometimes referred to as charging equipment), currently falls into three categories that indicate their charging power: Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3. The higher the level, the more power delivered and the shorter the charging time. This diagram shows an overview of their applications.

This document was prepared as a result of work sponsored by the California Energy Commission. It does not necessarily represent the views of the Energy Commission, its employees, or the State of California. The Commission, the State of California, its employees, contractors, and subcontractors make no warranty, express or implied, and assume no legal liability for the information in this document; nor does any party represent that the use of this information will not infringe upon privately owned rights. Charging Pyramid courtesy of: Zero-Emission Vehicles in California: COMMUNITY READINESS GUIDEBOOK, accessible at http://opr.ca.gov/docs/ZEV_Guidebook.pdf.
 

 

Incentives to Buy an EV

No electric vehicle (EV) owner misses the gas pump. The savings in fuel coupled with the well-appointed EVs available today make the transition an appealing choice. However for many consumers, the upfront cost of EVs, along with necessary charging equipment, keeps EVs out of reach. Fortunately, there are a number of incentives available to make the switch to electric much less shocking.

The federal government wants to see you in an EV. They offer a tax credit of $2,500 for the purchase of a new electric vehicle, with an additional $417 for every kilowatt hour of battery capacity above the 5 kilowatt hour minimum.16 This adds up quickly for most new EVs, with the credit capped at $7,500.16


Read more incentives by clicking here.

 

RFID

As cards are becoming more commonplace as a way to easily access information, you may have heard about “RFID”, or Radio Frequency Identification.  Unlike barcodes that need to be in the line of sight of a bar-code reader, or magnetic strips that must be swiped through a reader, RFID uses a copper coil antenna and a chip to store small amounts of data that can be accessed by a reader within close proximity using radio waves.

Read more about RFID here.


 

Dealer Spotlight

This month we are featuring BMW of Humboldt Bay located in McKinleyville. BMW of Humboldt Bay serves all communities on the North Coast and includes a free maintenance program on all new cars they sell for 50,000 miles. We talked with Sales Manager Matthew Brodhag about EVs.
 
RCEA: When did your dealership start offering PEVs?
BMW: BMW started selling EV's nationwide in 2014 starting with the i3 model.


To hear more about BMW of Humboldt Bay, click here.
 

Sources

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LEGAL NOTICE: This document was prepared as a result of work sponsored by the California Energy Commission.  It does not necessarily represent the views of the Energy Commission, its employees, or the State of California. The Commission, the State of California, its employees, contractors, and subcontractors make no warranty, express or implied, and assume no legal liability for the information in this document, nor does any party represent that the use of this information will not infringe upon privately owned rights.


All pictures by Redwood Coast Energy Authority unless otherwise noted.
 






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Project Background

Funded by the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program, the North Coast Plug-in Vehicle Project is being led by the Redwood Coast Energy Authority along with implementation partner Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center. The purpose of this bulletin will be to provide relevant local, state, and national news related to the deployment of vehicles powered by electricity. For further information about the project, visit www.redwoodenergy.org or contact Redwood Coast Energy Authority at 707.269.1700 or info@redwoodenergy.org.
 
 










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