The rebates are available for used EVs purchased on or after September 1, 2019.
For more information, visit the LADWP Used Electric Vehicle Program web page.
“EVSE” stands for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, the “charging station” which incorporates a ground-fault system and an intelligent controller which is interrogated by an EV upon connection, reports it’s available current limit, and only while handshaking with a connected vehicle allows current to flow via big contactor relay. The charger in the car determines how much current the vehicle will attempt to draw based on the interrogation step.
All contemporary EV’s AC charging is intimately managed in the car itself, monitoring charge and temperature and in the case of all of our EVs thus far, both heating and/or cooling the battery to optimize the charging process. Tesla cars even pre-heat or pre-cool the battery while on the road if the user sets a Tesla Supercharger as the navigation system destination, back-timing the thermal management so that the battery can immediately take on maximum charge. (Currently the highest Supercharger power is 250 kW - yes, more than most motion-picture generators, and capable of peak rates adding 1,000 miles per hour to a Model 3 or Y.
“Power Cycle:I tried the slightly different variation to what I’d already tried (opening and closing the door, and doing a “two thumb salute” reset afterward), but it made no difference. This was probably 30 minutes after my last testing session with the Model 3 Power Socket.
1. Select the car icon on the bottom left of your screen
2. Select safety and security
3. Select power off (may be under Emergency Brake and power off)
4. Are you sure you want to power off? --> Yes
5. Wait 3 minutes
6. Open and close the door to wake the car up
7. Hold both scroll wheels on the steering wheel until you see the Tesla T logo appear.”
When we got our first EV four years ago, I made spreadsheets to compare and evaluate several charging options, and determined that choosing to charge our EV on an automated schedule during off-peak utility hours when rates were lower yielded minimal benefits - on the order of $200/year if we drove 10,000 miles. This was my financial justification for Always Plugging In. Likewise, the cost of installing a separate utility meter so that we could qualify for an EV discount from our utility was so high that we wouldn't break even from the $1,100 electrical contracting work for 6-7 years of discounted electricity - and that EV was a 36-month lease.
Existing federal law, until September 30, 2019, authorizes a state to allow specified labeled low-emission and energy-efficient vehicles to use lanes designated for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs). Existing federal law, until September 30, 2025, grants similar authority with respect to alternative fuel and electric vehicles.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to designate certain lanes for the exclusive use of HOVs, which lanes may also be used, until January 1, 2019, the expiration of a designated federal authorization relating to HOV facilities, or until the Secretary of State receives a specified notice, by certain low-emission, hybrid, or alternative fuel vehicles not carrying the requisite number of passengers otherwise required for the use of an HOV lane, if the vehicle displays a valid identifier issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Existing law authorizes the DMV to issue no more than 85,000 of those identifiers. A violation of provisions relating to HOV lane use by vehicles with those identifiers is a crime.
This bill would delete the maximum number of identifiers that the DMV is authorized to issue. The bill would extend the operation of the above provisions for super ultra-low emission vehicles and ultra-low emission vehicles, as defined, to January 1, 2019. However, with respect to vehicles that meet the state’s enhanced advanced technology partial zero-emission vehicle standard or transitional zero-emission vehicle standard, the provisions would be operative only until the earlier of January 1, 2019, the date of the federal authorization, or the receipt date of the notice by the Secretary of State. The bill would require the Department of Transportation to prepare and submit a report to the Legislature by December 1, 2017, on the degradation status of high-occupancy vehicle lanes on the state highway system.So green decals will again be issued, beginning with applicants who had already submitted paperwork and have been in a queue awaiting the possible issuance of additional decals.