Agencies launch Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program
By Tom Wright
May 7, 2019 — Monterey, CA
(Photo above: Clarita Cortes of Grid Alternatives prepares to test drive a Jaguar I-PACE electric SUV in Monterey Wednesday at the launch of the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program. Credit: Tom Wright)
Monterey Bay Community Power, Monterey Bay Air Resources District team up to offer discounts
MONTEREY — Officials from Monterey Bay Community Power and Monterey Bay Air Resources District announced the launch of the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Wednesday, with electric vehicles available on site for test drives.
“We’re really excited to be a vehicle in partnership with other agencies like (Monterey Bay Air Resources District) to make sure that all consumers and all customers in the Monterey Bay get on this electrification train that’s coming right now,” said JR Killigrew, director of communications and energy programs for Monterey Bay Community Power. “It’s here and it’s going to help us bring an even more cleaner, more vibrant and economically feasible Monterey Bay region.”
The first phase of the program offers significant discounts pre-negotiated off the list price of electric vehicles from specific local dealerships as well as added incentives through July 31. Monterey Bay Community Power customers who are income-qualified can receive a $4,500 discount, nonprofit and public agency Monterey Bay Community Power customers are eligible for a $3,000 discount and all other Monterey Bay Community Power customers can receive a $1,000 discount.
Killigrew said the goal of the event Wednesday was to provide awareness of electric vehicles and the discounts now available.