studio460
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Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE owners:

Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:20 am

FORD FOCUS ELECTRIC REBATES/HOV/EV RATES: LOS ANGELES COUNTY

1. DMV: HOV sticker [NEED LICENSE PLATE NO.]

• Fill out application for clean air vehicle decals (white): https://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg1000.pdf
• Mail to address on form.
• Include $8 fee.
• Valid until 01/01/2019.
• Requires vehicle license plate number.

2. Metro Express Lane FasTrak HOV lane (Los Angeles County only):

• Open account online: https://www.metroexpresslanes.net/en/signup/step1.shtml
• Pick up transponder at Albertsons for a 10% discount.
• Register transponder online with your account.
• Set transponder switch to 3+ for no-fee FasTrak usage on 110, 10, and 105 freeways.
• [Note that there is NO free HOV usage for BEVs on Orange County's FasTrak toll roads (billed differently)].

3. California state-funded $2,500 rebate:

Center for Sustainable Energy Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: https://energycenter.org/clean-vehicle-rebate-project
Complete and return the following via USPS within 14 days of completing the online form:

• Signed CVRP application form (e-mailed to you).
• Copy of vehicle registration.
• Copy of purchase agreement.
• California driver's license (i.e., proof of residency)
• [The program is currently fully funded ($93 million currently available for fiscal year 2014-2015 as of 09/2014).]

Mail to:

Center for Sustainable Energy
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123


4. Federal $7,500 tax credit:

• IRS form 8936 (attach to federal return): http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8936.pdf
• Applies to the tax year in which the vehicle was put into service.
• The full $7,500 tax credit applies only to the tax liability for a single year, and may not be "carried over" to subsequent years.


5. Southern California Edison EV rate plan: Home & Electric Vehicle Plan (TOU-D-TEV)

• Does not require a separate meter.
• Seems to offer best savings with "Super Off-Peak" tier 2 rate of $0.10 per kWh from 12AM to 6AM everyday.
• LADWP offers similar rate plans for City of Los Angeles residents.


6. City of Los Angeles "Charge Up LA!" EVSE rebate: $750

• City of Los Angeles residents/LADWP customers only.
• Program expires 06/30/2015, or until $2 million fund is exhausted.
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studio460
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Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:35 am

7. Alternative Fuel Refueling Property Tax Credit

An additional 30% federal tax credit of the total cost of your EVSE and installation is available for residential (up to $1,000), and commercial (up to $30,000) customers, for those which were put into service between January 1, 2014 (retroactive), and December 31, 2014 (for the tax year, 2014). Attach IRS form 8911 to your 2014 federal tax return: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/f8911_accessible.pdf
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Lamin-X smoked reverse-light tint/blued headlight tint.

campfamily
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Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:32 am

studio460 wrote:7. Alternative Fuel Refueling Property Tax Credit

An additional 30% federal tax credit of the total cost of your EVSE and installation is available for residential (up to $1,000), and commercial (up to $30,000) customers, for those which were put into service between January 1, 2014 (retroactive), and December 31, 2014 (for the tax year, 2014). Attach IRS form 8911 to your 2014 federal tax return: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/f8911_accessible.pdf
Wonder if this is going to be available for the 2015 tax year.
GONE - 2015 FFE, Magnetic with leather interior, debadged & tinted
38,500 miles (since May 2015), average 246 Wh/mile

REPLACED WITH - 2018 Tesla Model3, LR RWD, Obsidian Black
20,000 miles (since Nov 2018), average 235 Wh/mile

brogult
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Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:49 am

Mind the AMT! The $7500 credit for the vehicle purchase is not affected by the AMT, but the EVSE credit is.

NightHawk
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Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:27 pm

studio460 wrote:7. Alternative Fuel Refueling Property Tax Credit

An additional 30% federal tax credit of the total cost of your EVSE and installation is available for residential (up to $1,000), and commercial (up to $30,000) customers, for those which were put into service between January 1, 2014 (retroactive), and December 31, 2014 (for the tax year, 2014). Attach IRS form 8911 to your 2014 federal tax return: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-access/f8911_accessible.pdf
I tried to use that tax credit for installation of EVSE (Oct 2014) on my 2014 Federal Taxes, but the IRS sent me a letter claiming it didn't apply, I don't know why. So I had to send them a check for over $100 anyway.
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studio460
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Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:23 pm

NightHawk wrote:I tried to use that tax credit for installation of EVSE (Oct 2014) on my 2014 Federal Taxes, but the IRS sent me a letter claiming it didn't apply, I don't know why. So I had to send them a check for over $100 anyway.
That's weird. You attached form 8911, filled-out correctly, and they denied the credit?
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Lamin-X smoked reverse-light tint/blued headlight tint.

NightHawk
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Re: Southern California rebates/HOV/EV rates for new FFE own

Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:36 pm

studio460 wrote:
NightHawk wrote:I tried to use that tax credit for installation of EVSE (Oct 2014) on my 2014 Federal Taxes, but the IRS sent me a letter claiming it didn't apply, I don't know why. So I had to send them a check for over $100 anyway.
That's weird. You attached form 8911, filled-out correctly, and they denied the credit?
Yep and it was all done with the IRS online free-file service which did all the calculations, yet they claimed in the letter a math error. I rechecked it but couldn't find any error, but its too hard to get thru on the phones so I just paid the $100 or so.
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