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Residential Charge Up LA Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program

Charge Up LA Residential Charge Up LA Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program

NOTICE: The LADWP Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program has been extended to December 31, 2015.

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Residential Charge Up LA Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program

LADWP introduced the Electric Vehicle Charger Rebate Program, “Charge Up L.A.! – Home, Work, and On the Go” to encourage the installation of convenient electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at residential and commercial locations in order to support the purchase and use of EVs. This program will benefit the environment and help EV users save on fuel costs at the same time. The rebate is offered to Residential customers who purchase or lease a qualifying EV and install a Level 2 charger at their home.

Residential customers can receive a rebate of up to $750 toward their out-of-pocket expenses for an EV charger. The rebate does not cover the cost of installation. Customers who choose to install an optional dedicated time-of-use (TOU) meter will qualify for LADWP’s EV discount of 2.5 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh), plus receive an additional $250 bonus. This dedicated service will add additional cost to the installation process but will yield lower electricity costs for base charging.

Residential EV Charger Rebate Program Fact Sheet
Residential EV Charger Rebate Program Frequently Asked Questions
EV Level 2 Charging and Meter Options
EV Level 2 Charger Installation Steps

Program Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a LADWP residential customer.
  • The location of the EV charger must be within the LADWP service area (if you are not certain, please look at your electricity bill to determine if it is from the LADWP or another electric service provider).
  • If the charger is installed in a multi-family complex, the applicant must certify he or she has permission from the property manager/owner or homeowners association to install the charger.
  • The charger must be UL listed (certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.) and installed by a qualified and licensed contractor in accordance with local codes, permitting, and inspection requirements.

Application must be submitted within one year of EV Charger purchase and postmarked no later than December 31, 2015.

Before You Apply

Make sure that the address associated with the vehicle per Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) registration records, the installation address of the EV charger, and the address of the associated electric service is the same. You should also determine whether or not you would like to receive the EV discount rate, which requires requesting that the LADWP install a dedicated TOU meter.

How to Apply

Step 1: EV Discount Rate

To receive the EV discount of 2.5 cents per kWh, you will need to have a dedicated EV time-of-use meter (TOU) for your charger. The first step is to contact the LADWP to request this service. To begin the meter installation process, please submit an EV Charging Station Request online form.

Step 2: Residential EV Charger Rebate

If you choose not to have a dedicated EV service then simply hire a licensed contractor (or do it yourself!) and have the charger installed under an approved permit issued by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS). For detailed program qualifications and guidelines and to apply, please download, complete, and submit the Residential EV Charger Rebate Application. Call 1-866-484-0433 if you have questions or need an application mailed to you. Review the application, including the terms and conditions, to confirm your eligibility and don't forget to include your signature and the date.

Mail in your original completed and signed rebate application along with the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of your most recent LADWP Utility Bill (only Page 1)
  • DMV registration and car purchase or lease contract
  • LADBS finalized permit
  • Itemized receipt for charger with purchase date on or after August 1, 2013
  • Photo of completed charger installation
  • Photo of residence with address displayed
  • Photo of dedicated EV meter if this option is chosen

Mail to:
LADWP Electric Vehicle Processing Center
P.O. Box 51111, Room 1019
Los Angeles, CA 90051-0100

This is a limited-time program to assist EV owners with their charger costs. Rebate terms and conditions are subject to change at any time. The program is set to expire on December 31, 2015, or when funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.

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