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Pasadena In Focus
Pasadena in Focus, March - April 2013

Get A Charge Out Of Driving An EV

With the high price of gasoline and more electric charging stations being installed in California, there’s never been a better time to consider taking a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) for a spin.

A variety of car manufacturers have local showrooms throughout Southern California filled with a variety of shiny new models that will help clear Pasadena’s air and give you a fun, efficient, cheaper, whisper-quiet ride—best of all, right past the gas station!

Buy one this year and you’ll most likely qualify for a long list of incentives, including federal tax credits of up to $7,500; a $2,500 rebate from the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, a carpool-lane sticker and lower time-of-use (TOU) electric rates from PWP when you charge your car overnight.

Out on the road, you’ll continue to see more chargers around town as Pasadena aims to make PEVs super-convenient for drivers. You can now find charging stations at public parking garages in Old Pasadena, the Playhouse District, Pasadena City College and Caltech.

Find complete details on how you can get behind the wheel of an EV, including a charging station map and TOU electric rates, at www.PWPweb.com/EV.