Peninsula Clean Energy’s Go Electric Vehicle Promotion
BY: ALISON WILSON, Brisbane Chamber Director Marketing / Sales firstname.lastname@example.org
San Mateo County and each of its cities launched Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) in 2016 to green San Mateo County’s electricity. In just two years, it has cut greenhouse gases from electricity nearly in half, as well as saving customers a projected $17 million due to lower rates.
Transportation is next. Earlier this summer, Peninsula Clean Energy announced that it will be launching a new suite of Go Electric programs to help residents switch from gasoline to electric transportation.
PCE has arranged for participating local dealerships to provide great discounts on select electric cars to San Mateo County residents. Discounts apply to leases or purchases from now through December 31, 2018 while supplies last. Visit peninsulacleanenergy.com/ev for more details.
“Transportation is the biggest source of greenhouse gases in San Mateo County. So if you have to drive, going electric is much better for the environment. Plus, I love driving my electric car – the ride is smooth and quiet, and it’s way less expensive to use electricity rather than gasoline. The only maintenance I have is rotating the tires and cleaning the windows!” CEO Jan Pepper adds.
An electric vehicle can save a driver more than $1,200 a year in fuel and maintenance costs compared to a typical gas car.
An average gas car also belches out twenty five times more greenhouse gas emissions than an electric vehicle that is charged with Peninsula Clean Energy’s ECOplus option, which is currently 85% greenhouse gas free. Charging an electric car on Peninsula Clean Energy’s 100% renewable ECO100 option cuts transportation fuel emissions to net zero. It feels so good to commute on 100% renewable energy.
Jan loves her fully electric Chevy Bolt, which she drives for her commute from Los Altos to Redwood City. Her route isn’t well served by transit and her frequent evening meetings (she also serves on the Los Altos City Council) make a car pool difficult. For Jan, an electric car is the greenest option.
The transition from a gas car was easy. Jan charges her Bolt at work, or when she’s swimming at her gym, as she doesn’t have a charger at home. With a range of more than 250 miles and the ability to fast charge in about half an hour, Jan will continue to go as far as she wants to go.
Check out peninsulacleanenergy.com/ev to learn more about PCE’s electric car programs.