27 Apr '11, 11pm

Coming soon to LA, Electric Vehicles that charge up at "$1 per gallon"

Last week, I had a chance to show NRDC’s support for electric vehicles, which are beginning to gain in popularity in California as a cost-effective alternative to paying more than $4.50 to fill up your car. I should know, I just paid $65 the other day to fill up my Subaru. At the press conference, Mayor Villaraigosa announced that the city will make it even easier for residents to own and charge all-electric vehicles through a pilot project – Charge Up LA – for customers of the Department of Water and Power (LADWP). The project will enable the first 1,000 electric car owners to receive a rebate of up to $2,000 to install chargers for electric vehicles at their homes. The goal is to provide rebates for up to 5,000 chargers by the end of program. In exchange, customers will help get Los Angeles “EV ready” by participating in LADWP’s special electricity rate program and provi...

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