South San Francisco, CA October 3, 2018 Press Release
Peninsula Clean Energy Electric Vehicle Program Offers Thousands of Dollars in Savings for San Mateo County Residents
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – October 1, 2018 – Residents in San Mateo County can now save thousands of dollars on electric vehicles due to a Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) partnership with local auto dealerships. PCE has arranged for participating dealers to offer attractive savings to San Mateo County residents wishing to buy or lease select electric car models between October 1 and December 31, 2018.
The program can save customers $4,000 or more on a new electric vehicle (EV). Participating dealerships are Stewart Chevrolet of Colma offering the Chevrolet Volt and Bolt, and Putnam Nissan of Burlingame offering the Nissan Leaf.
“Peninsula Clean Energy was founded to fight climate change, and inspiring customers to get into an electric vehicle not only reduces or eliminates greenhouse gas emissions but also reduces a driver’s overall cost of travel,” said CEO Jan Pepper. “We are finding tremendous local interest in EVs during our test drive events, and now we want to do everything possible to help people switch from gas-guzzlers to a cleaner, comfortable, and affordable EV.”
Nearly 600 people have tested an electric vehicle during PCE’s ongoing free test drive events held at various San Mateo County locations. Upcoming test drive events include:
- Wednesday, October 3rd from 10 am – 3 pm at the San Mateo County Center on the corner of Middlefield Road & County Center, Redwood City
- Sunday, October 28th from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm at Burlingame Fall Fest on the corner of Howard Ave & Lorton Ave, Burlingame
Customers interested in getting $4,000 or more in participating dealer discounts can go to PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com/EV for more information. Eligible state and federal tax benefits further decrease EV prices for qualified customers.
“There’s never been a better time to consider getting an electric vehicle. Customers can save thousands of dollars as well as help our air quality,” said Pepper. “Once you have an EV, you save another $1,200 or more a year in fuel and maintenance costs compared to an average gas-powered vehicle.”
San Mateo County electric vehicle drivers also get the benefit of Peninsula Clean Energy’s cleaner energy at lower rates compared to PG&E’s electricity mix. PG&E still maintains power lines and provides billing services. PCE customers are eligible for PG&E programs and incentives including the California Clean Fuel Rebate.
About Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider. PCE (www.PeninsulaCleanEnergy.com) is a public local community choice energy program that provides all electric customers in San Mateo County with cleaner electricity at lower rates than those charged by Pacific Gas & Electric. PCE is projected to save customers more than $17 million a year. PCE, formed in March 2016, is a joint powers authority made up of the County of San Mateo and all 20 cities and towns in the County. PCE serves approximately 290,000 accounts.