Los Angeles has made a gallant move, endorsing more green in society. A pilot program was announced last week by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LADWP (Los Angeles Department of Water and Power) General Manager Ron Nichols, and environmental leaders that will bestow rebates for electric vehicle chargers.
Rebates of up to $2000 will be granted according to type of charger and equipment mounted, but only for the first 1000 contenders. LADWP consumers get significant mark-down for vehicle charging during off-peak hours, weeknights and anytime on weekends.
The rebate program reduces financial hardship for residents, who install rapid (level 2) charger which can provide power to 3000 to 5000 EVs. The initiative will get kick started on May 1, 2011. LADWP will monitor EV charging patterns for premeditated distribution of energy resources.
Los Angeles is considered to be at the forefront when it comes to cleaner, greener transportation solutions. So by offering significant rebates for home electric chargers, LA hopes to make electric cars more cost-effective than gasoline powered vehicles. Hugging green projects will uphold a better economy as gas price hikes linger. What do you feel?