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I'm new here on Chevy Bolt, but had a Volt until I got my Bolt. My power company here in Wisconsin (Alliant) had a rebate two years ago of up to $500 on a L2 charger, which put a VERY nice dent in the cost of my ClipperCreek 32a charger ($600). Then because I'm Second Nature subscriber (green energy), there was another $95 rebate. So far, $5 for my L2. But I did have it installed for another $250, BUT got a federal tax rebate of 30% of the total cost (.30x$850=$255). Grand total, $600-500-95+250-(30%脳850)=0. I dont remember tax or shipping, but not a bad deal, check it out!
 

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From what I have read, the 30% federal tax rebate was only extended through 2017. We will have to wait to see if they do this for 2018. Unfortunately here in Arizona the only tax credit for a L2 charger is $75 for installing the electrical outlet. But better than nothing.
 

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Consider yourselves lucky. Up here in the Seattle Burbs, we have the lovely Puget Sound Energy running the grid. I contacted them when I was buying my Bolt this April and found out that they have zero, nada, zilch for EV owners. They told me that they are focused on getting cars off the road, not subsidizing new EV owners. Rather startled, I asked if I had reached the WSDOT by mistake. I hadnt. They are not planning anything at all other than saying on their website that 'sometime in the future' they may do something, The largest EV event this year in this area has been the installation of 10 EVGO stations near the Tacoma dome. The flippin' Governer even showed up for this one. For Seattle this is pretty bad. Just Sayin'.
 

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Consider yourselves lucky. Up here in the Seattle Burbs, we have the lovely Puget Sound Energy running the grid. I contacted them when I was buying my Bolt this April and found out that they have zero, nada, zilch for EV owners. They told me that they are focused on getting cars off the road, not subsidizing new EV owners. Rather startled, I asked if I had reached the WSDOT by mistake. I hadnt. They are not planning anything at all other than saying on their website that 'sometime in the future' they may do something, The largest EV event this year in this area has been the installation of 10 EVGO stations near the Tacoma dome. The flippin' Governer even showed up for this one. For Seattle this is pretty bad. Just Sayin'.
Yup, nothing is free in Seattle, everything costs an arm and a leg, unless you're homeless or a drug addict.
 

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My utility (LADWP) offers a $500 EVSE credit but they only will pay it if you pull a permit to install your EVSE which would have increased the cost of the install much more than $500. Would have been even worse if the act of pulling the permit caused our property taxes to go up (due to Prop 13 the county can only reassess you and increase your property taxes when do make "improvements" to your property which in practice is almost any time you do anything that involves a permit your property value will be reassessed and your property taxes will increase as a result).
 

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My utility (LADWP) offers a $500 EVSE credit but they only will pay it if you pull a permit to install your EVSE which would have increased the cost of the install much more than $500. Would have been even worse if the act of pulling the permit caused our property taxes to go up (due to Prop 13 the county can only reassess you and increase your property taxes when do make "improvements" to your property which in practice is almost any time you do anything that involves a permit your property value will be reassessed and your property taxes will increase as a result).

I live in So. CA and did a massive remodel of a 1969-built home. Aluminum wiring, no insulation...you get the picture. Cost North of $300k, with *everything* done properly, with inspections and muni building permits. Permits, along with a copy of the engineering drawings, were sent to the county for potential reassessment. (This part was news to me, and scared the living daylights out of me.) I received a multi-page form from the county to fill out the details of the improvements, which I did. It included details and pricing of items like insulation, electrical panel current, appliance costs, you name it. We removed and moved around interior walls too, but *did not increase square footage* of living space. No increase in square footage yielded *zero* increased assessment. Everything else was moot.:D
 

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... No increase in square footage yielded *zero* increased assessment. Everything else was moot.:D
A few years ago we put in a block wall, since we live on a corner we had to do two sides and it ended up being about a $10K project, even though we didn't add any square footage (didn't even touch an existing structure other than bolting a gate to the garage) you'd better believe that we got reassessed and our property taxes went up.

Maybe OC is better than L.A. County in this regard or maybe we were just really unlucky.
 

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A few years ago we put in a block wall, since we live on a corner we had to do two sides and it ended up being about a $10K project, even though we didn't add any square footage (didn't even touch an existing structure other than bolting a gate to the garage) you'd better believe that we got reassessed and our property taxes went up.

Maybe OC is better than L.A. County in this regard or maybe we were just really unlucky.

You have my sympathies. Looks like the Orange Curtain might be good for *something*.>:)
 

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Consider yourselves lucky. Up here in the Seattle Burbs, we have the lovely Puget Sound Energy running the grid. I contacted them when I was buying my Bolt this April and found out that they have zero, nada, zilch for EV owners. They told me that they are focused on getting cars off the road, not subsidizing new EV owners. Rather startled, I asked if I had reached the WSDOT by mistake. I hadnt. They are not planning anything at all other than saying on their website that 'sometime in the future' they may do something, The largest EV event this year in this area has been the installation of 10 EVGO stations near the Tacoma dome. The flippin' Governer even showed up for this one. For Seattle this is pretty bad. Just Sayin'.
Yup, nothing is free in Seattle, everything costs an arm and a leg, unless you're homeless or a drug addict.
I'm with Seattle City Light, and back when I first got my 2017 Volt, I was sad I didn't get the same EVSE rebates like PSE electric customers got. At least we got the sales tax exemption upto $32k.
 
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