California Clean Fuel Reward

A VISION FOR AN ELECTRIC FUTURE

Electric vehicles are remarkable. They're quick and quiet, with impressive acceleration, and they get the most advanced connectivity features. 
But there is something even more important. They are climate friendly. Over their lifetime, they cause far fewer harmful emissions than traditional cars and trucks. 
That's why California is committed to putting millions of EVs on our roads by 2030. It's all about reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality, and moving toward carbon neutrality so we can address the climate emergency. With extreme weather, rising sea levels and severe fires impacting our state, it's easy for Californians to see that climate change is real.
The California Air Resources Board and your electric utility are supporting this effort by offering the California Clean Fuel Reward. The purpose of this clean vehicle reward is to make EVs affordable for a wider range of people. If you already drive an electric vehicle, we thank you. 
If you don't, we hope you'll consider buying or leasing one of our Hyundai EV's. We want you to become part of a cleaner, quieter, more electric future.
Eligible Vehicles 
Battery Electric (BEV) and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) light-duty vehicles with a battery capacity of 5 kWh or greater are eligible for the California Clean Fuel Reward. 
The reward is offered on a sliding scale, depending on battery size, up to $1,500.
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ADDITIONAL EV INCENTIVES 
More incentives, rewards, rebates, and EV tax credits are available to people who purchase or lease qualifying Battery Electric (BEV) or Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles, including utility discounts on chargers and electricity rates. 
Additional incentives could be available in your ZIP code. See a list at DriveClean, Electric for All, and PlugStar, and be sure to confirm your eligibility before you purchase or lease a new vehicle.
 
EV CHARGING 
You may have heard about range anxiety, the fear that your electric vehicle won't get you to your destination. That isn't a problem for Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehicles-you just visit a gas station. And it's not much of a problem for Battery Electric (BEV) vehicles, either. On average, Americans drive less than 30 miles a day, well within the range of an EV. And the decision of where and when to charge the vehicle-either at home or at a public EV charging station-is getting easier every day. 
To see a map of public charging stations, visit Plug-In America
 
HOME EV CHARGING 
Many electric vehicles are charged only at home. 
Connecting to a standard household electrical outlet is practical for charging any EV when time is not a factor. But many EV drivers may want to install a Level 2-240-volt AC charger to increase charging speed. 
Level 2 charging stations should be installed by a professional EV charger installer. Many local governments and utilities offer EV charger incentives and rebates for the purchase or installation of these units. 
Some utilities also offer special rates for EV charging to reduce charging costs at home. And most EVs have software that enables you to charge your vehicle when electricity rates are lowest. 
 
PUBLIC CHARGING STATIONS 
Where can you charge your vehicle away from home? There are many public options available beyond your garage's EV wall charger: 
● Some workplaces offer EV charging for their employees. 
● Some municipalities and utilities have installed public charging stations to encourage EV use. 
● EV retailers often have charging stations at their facilities. 
● Private businesses sometimes make them available for their customers. 

Most of these chargers are medium-speed Level 2-240-volt AC chargers. Prices for use vary. 

There are also large networks of charging stations with high speed Level 3-DC Fast chargers. Many are located near shopping and dining outlets where you can pass the time while charging. 
Among the bigger networks operating in California are: 
Blink 
EVgo 

Payment is generally made through an app or smart card linked to a credit card account. The apps include maps of all EV charging stations within their network, and sometimes others as well. 
Other organizations offer online maps showing a fuller range of charging stations, like Plug-In America
The number of charging stations is growing rapidly, so check these maps regularly for updates. 
TYPES OF ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGERS 
Charging stations for electric vehicles come in three levels: 
● Level 1 (120-volt AC) 
    ○ All EVs can be charged on a standard household electrical outlet. 
    ○ Charging time is longer for Level 1 chargers vs. other charger types. However, a 120-volt 15-amp home circuit charging for 8 hours will give a full BEV 46 miles of range, more than the daily need. And when you charge overnight, many utilities offer a time-of-use rate that makes it even more affordable. 
● Level 2 (240-volt AC) 
    ○ Most home and public electric vehicle charging stations in California operate at 240 volts. 
    ○ Level 2 charging charges much quicker than Level 1 and can fully charge any EV overnight 
● Level 3 (DC Fast) 
    ○ DC Fast chargers can add significant range to your EV in minutes rather than hours. 
    ○ Level 3 chargers come in three varieties, and there are restrictions on which vehicles can use them: 
        ■ Tesla chargers-called Superchargers-can only be used by Tesla vehicles. 
        ■ CHAdeMO chargers are the standard for Asian brands-with a proper adapter, they work as Tesla chargers, too. 
        ■ CCS chargers with Combo plugs are the American and European standard-they work for Tesla vehicles, too. 
        ■ Many electric vehicle charging stations offer both CHAdeMO and CCS.

    ○ Please note, DC Fast charging may be an optional extra for your vehicle. 
 
EV COMMUNITY 
Electric vehicle owners tend to be a passionate bunch. Some are early adopters, excited by the possibilities of the technology. Some are committed environmentalists, convinced that EVs are part of the solution to the climate emergency. And others just want to save money. If you fit into any of these categories, you'll find a large group of like-minded people. 

EV TECHNOLOGIES 
If you wish to check out organizations dedicated to electric vehicles, you might start with: 
ChargEVC 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES 
If you are interested in EVs because of the climate emergency, visit: