Electric Vehicles are cheaper to operate than gas burning cars, cost less to maintain and if run on renewable electricity sources, are carbon neutral. To help congregations in California cut pollution from transportation we are happy to share the below resources. If you have any stories of driving an EV and/or installing EV Charging Stations at your congregation, please let Allis know. You might find your story posted on the CIPL website!
There was great attendance and lively discussion in the January 23 EV Webinar hosted by CIPL and featuring the Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association. Topics covered included: the religious and social reasons for driving an EV, affordability, rebates, and California’s leadership in EV growth.
Below are helpful resources that came out of the webinar and that will help you on your journey to pollution-free driving:
**YouTube link to January 23 webinar
**Keynote slides from the presentation
**Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association
** EV Guide for Congregations, written by Dale Miller, President of GGEVA
**Rebates for Electric Vehicles
**List of EV’s currently available
**Map of Charging Stations – from Plugshare and Tesla
**Info about and petition for all EVs in California by 2040
**Latest report on growth of Zero Emission Vehicles in California
And more EV Charging Station Rebates/Incentives:
For SCE customers, check out the Charge Ready program and video on the SCE website. For further information, contact Pam Greene at (626) 422-4025.
For LADWP customers, check out the Charge Up L.A. website for information.
PG&E customers: there are no rebates or incentives for charging station at this time. But check out their webpage for the latest information on a new rebate for EV’s.
South Coast Air Quality Management District – SCAQMD – incentives for home charging units
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District EV Resources Page
The Alternative Fuels Data Center has a great overview of many types of rebates and incentives in California encompassing EVs.
EV Guide for Congregations:
In Dale Miller’s guide, you will see the growing list of congregations throughout the Golden State who are installing charging stations and encouraging their members to be mindful of their carbon footprint when making decisions about how to get around. Click here to download the guide.
About a third of our country’s emissions come from transportation, so whether you are carpooling or taking public transit, walking or biking more often, limiting the number of flights you take a year or considering purchase of an electric car, our collective decisions make a difference. As a visionary climate leader, California is expanding support for zero-emission vehicles and congregations can help by making driving electric easier for your members, neighbors and wider community.
If your congregation has an electric vehicle charging station or is exploring the possibility, let us know we’d love to add you to our list.
Thanks for all the ways you and your faith community are charging ahead with climate solutions from your rooftops to your parking lots.