The California Center for Sustainable Energy collected data on their Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) applicants who purchased their vehicle between September 2012 and April 2014. One of the areas they highlighted in this study are the driving factors for choosing to buy an electric vehicle. In the Bay Area, just over 3,000 people were asked and the top reason was savings on fuel costs. With gas prices shooting higher every day this is not a surprise. Other top reasons included; reducing environmental impact and HOV lane access.
Another important driving factor for Bay Area drivers was the Federal Tax incentive and the CA State Rebate granted to electric vehicle buyers. 40% of buyers noted that these programs allowed them to choose to go electric. Read more about the study, here.
ALLY has a fleet of electric vehicles as well! We can install electric vehicle charging stations for you at your home or business! Give us a call at 510.559.7700! Or contact us for a quote, here.