Trying to find incentives for charger installation in San Mateo County, CA. Is everything tapped out?

Trying to find incentives for charger installation in San Mateo County, CA. Is everything tapped out?

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I’m hoping to convince my landlord to install a charger/port for my new Bolt. I have a $3600 quote from a local electrician, but my landlord does construction and is asking his own electrician to take a look this weekend. He’ll want me to pay for it (presumably for the whole thing, though I haven’t had that part of the conversation yet).

So, I’m digging on incentives a little bit. What I’ve found so far isn’t encouraging:

* [Peninsula-Silicon Valley Incentive Project](https://calevip.org/incentive-project/peninsula-silicon-valley): this is the most obvious avenue, but the charts on this page suggest that all the funds for San Mateo County are reserved. There’s apparently $1.86M more on the way, but there’s already $2M worth of work in line.
* Federal incentive: As I understand it, there was some incentive that expired years ago, set to be replaced by a 30%/$1000 credit next year now that IRA has passed. But I’d love to get this work done now, and I’m not sure if it’d be eligible for the rebate if I don’t wait until next year?
* Chevy charger install credit: you have to go through QMerit for this, and you can’t even get a quote until you commit to taking this credit over the $500 public charging credit, which felt inadvisable given what I’ve heard about how QMerit electricians are quoting.
* Utility company: I’m on PG&E. They have a [new incentive program](https://www.pge.com/en_US/residential/solar-and-vehicles/options/clean-vehicles/electric/empower-ev-program.page) rolling out, but it’s only for low-income single-family homes. They might do something with the new ConnectDER meter collars coming out next year (they had some kind of program for ConnectDER’s solar meter collars previously) but hard to know

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Anything clever I might be missing here? Am I better off waiting?



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One thought on “Trying to find incentives for charger installation in San Mateo County, CA. Is everything tapped out?

  1. Not really. Some smaller cities are offering. Most incentives are for larger commercial installations. The ship has sailed in ca to build momentum. They don’t need to offer the incentives at this point.

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