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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Honda launch the five-seat Fit EV car and do its lineup by adding an all-electric gadgets in car. It's based on the gas-powered Fit subcompact hatchback, but its features are it is an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack which has a driving range of 76 miles on a single charge in combined city and highway driving. Unlike its chief competitor, the Fit EV will only be available for lease, with payments expected to be $399 per month.


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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:17 pm 
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anyone get there check yet? from May 2013 submission time frame?

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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:44 pm 
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bobowah wrote:
anyone get there check yet? from May 2013 submission time frame?


Woot! I got my check today!!!! Gov Brown didn't reallocate my money to his own special funds!

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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Leased #162 on June 1st. I Was just approved for $2,500 this week July 29th. They said check is in mail or at least sometime within next 60 days. This gift keeps on giving...


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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I just received my check! I can't believe it. I received the email approving me on June 6 and received the check, today July 31.


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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:58 am 
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My Red Letter Refund Dates:

June 1 - Lease Car
June 1 - Online application completed
June 7 - Mailed Supporting Docs
June 17 - 'Approved' email received
July 9 - $2500 Check cut
July 29 - Check mailed
July 31 - Received mail at postbox

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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:08 am 
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Received mine yesterday as well.

Leased on June 1
Check in hand on July 31






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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:49 pm 
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Boy... they must have mailed out a bunch of checks at the same time. I just got mine too:

Leased: 6/1
Applied: 6/2
Application received and request for supporting docs email: 6/6
Application and supporting docs approved for funding email: 6/21
Received check 40 days later: 7/31

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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:14 pm 
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Yep, same here. Received my rebate check on Thursday (8/1/13). I leased on 6/1/13 and filed my paperwork almost immediately. Have my HOV stickers, my $2500 is in the bank, and all is right with the world except for getting my first month's PGE bill on the E9A schedule. I had been doing at least 5 full charges (from at least 10% to 100%) after midnight in the offpeak hours each week for the full cycle. I should probably start a thread for just how crappy PG&E has made my EV ownership. Because of our low level of kWh usage before owning an EV, roughly 450 kWh per month, the Fit EV charging has doubled our monthly usage since I commute in it 5 days a week and was using roughly 20 kWh's to charge it each night. I knew my usage would double, but I thought with the E9A TOU plan, our bill would only increase by about $40 to $50 per month. Instead it has gone up $160. Yes, our usage doubled, but our cost nearly tripled (from $90 to $250).

Because of the low baseline for our PG&E market (100 kWh per month), and being now in the E9A TOU schedule, we hit Tier 3 after only 5 charges. So after 1 week into our billing cycle, our peak usage when we get home from work, turn on the TV, cook dinner, run dishes, do laundry, etc, is now getting a rate of $0.30 to $0.50/kWh. If I'd done a better job of modeling the E9A schedule with our standard usage plus adding the EV usage, I would have known. I screwed up badly with my calcs because of 1 MAJOR change that I was unaware of at the time. That our baseline with the E9A schedule would be only 100 kWh (again, that is only 5 charges on the Fit EV battery). That baseline before on the E1 schedule was equivalent to 300 kWh per month. In all my research and all my forum reading, I must have completely missed it. I just want to warn all potential EV owners that have PG&E that they need to really check their math when trying to calculate the true cost of charging an EV at home. I have bought a folding bicycle just so I can charge at the public charging stations 2 miles from my work to avoid charging at home as much as possible.


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 Post subject: Re: $2500 rebate from CA Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:33 pm 
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@MHathaway - if you are routinely in tier 4 or higher - at least in the summer, the EV rate plan seems to be cheaper (I haven't done any analysis on winter rates and EV). Allegedly effective Aug 1. Worth a call to PG&E rate line to check. http://www.pge.com/tariffs/tm2/pdf/ELEC_SCHEDS_EV.pdf (apologies if you were using the graphic - it has some bugs)


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