Checklist for prospective buyers

ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Checklist for Prospective Buyers

When shopping for an electric vehicle, take a step-by-step approach so the information doesn't overwhelm you. If you use our checklist, you'll be well-informed and prepared when it comes time to make your purchase.
  • 1. Consider your driving habits and budget.
    Besides the vehicle type (battery-electric or plug-in hybrid), size, price and safety ratings, think about how far and frequently you will drive, whether you will have just one electric vehicle and if you would benefit from access to the HOV lane.
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  • 2. Start your research.
    Find out what models are on the market.
    Visit pluginamerica.org/vehicles »
  • 3. See what incentives are available.
    These will depend on the vehicle model as well as where you live.
    Visit www.driveclean.ca.gov »
  • 4. Check out your solar options.
    If you have a solar system, see if it produces enough electricity to power a vehicle or if you should consider adding additional panels.
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  • 5. Choose the charging option that suits your needs.
    As a PG&E customer, you have several options, including two different types of chargers for your home and access to public charge stations around the state.
    See Charging Options »
  • 6. Decide what rate plan is best for you.
    PG&E offers two electric vehicle rates, or you can remain on your current residential rate.
    View Rate Plans »
If you have reviewed all of these steps and need more information, you can contact us at 1-877-743-7782, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m., and we will help you determine which options are best for you.

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