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CEC Low Cost Electric Vehicle Webinar

March 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


EV costs are going down and incentives are generous, making these cars a smart financial choice for more families – in many cases even more affordable than a gas car.

  • Households making under $104,800 (for a family of 4) can qualify for $11,000 in incentives (which could pay the entire cost of a three-year EV lease) or get a $5,000 grant toward a used EV.
  • Other incentives are available for drivers of all income levels.
  • EV fuel costs the equivalent of $1.50/gallon of gasoline
  • EVs have half the maintenance costs of gasoline vehicles.
  • EVs are very fun to drive, convenient to refuel, have zero tailpipe emissions, and reduce carbon pollution by 75-100%.

Join CEC’s Energy and Climate Programs Director Michael Chiacos and CEC’s Energy and Climate Associate Jen Hernández – both EV owners and industry experts – to learn which 100+ mpge electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid might be best for you. Michael will share his experience driving on sunshine since 2012. Jen, who recently leased an EV for $20/month, will share why the decision to drive electric was an easy choice for her family.

We will discuss:

  • Pure electric vehicles vs. plug-in hybrids and some of the 40+ EVs currently available.
  • Financial considerations of incentives and leasing versus buying a new or used vehicle.
  • Charging basics, range considerations, and long trips in an EV.
  • How to pair home solar with your EV for maximum savings.
  • How to stack incentives and purchase a new EV for the price of a Toyota Corolla, lease one for free or very low cost, or buy a used EV for as little as $5,000.
  • How to save $50,000 on gas with an investment of $6,000 on solar panels.

Find out today if you qualify for incentive programs at www.electricdrive805.org/drivers

Together, we can move the Central Coast region away from fossil fuels in one generation and rapidly achieve Carbon Zero.


March 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm