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Columbus Division of Power Offering Rebates for Residential Electric Vehicle Chargers
News Date: July 31, 2018

Columbus Division of Power Offering $120,000 in Rebates for Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Columbus Division of Power has been awarded $120,000 in grant dollars to fund an electric vehicle (EV) charger rebate program for residential properties. Customers will be able to apply for a refund of up to $500 to cover the out-of-pocket costs to install Level 2 charging at home.

Level 2 charging equipment plugs into a 240V outlet, similar to an electric dryer or kitchen oven, and delivers more power to the car than the standard Level 1. As a result, Level 2 charging is often the preferred option for home use because it can power a completely depleted battery in 4 to 6 hours.

“EV drivers need the ability to charge their vehicles quickly and efficiently at home, which is why we decided to fund Level 2 charging stations,” said Patti Austin, Administrator at the Division of Power. “As a part of our commitment to Smart Columbus, we believe programs like this one will help to increase EV adoption in our region and it will improve our environment by lowering emissions from gas-fueled cars.”

The Columbus Division of Power’s rebate program will be offered to persons who own a single-family home or multi-unit dwellings on a first come, first served basis. Application will be open from August 1 – September 30, 2018. Rebates can be redeemed for a value of up to $500 per Level 2 station. Customers must contact the Division of Power for preapproval and to review electric load requirements. Customers will have 90 days from pre-approval to install charger and submit their complete application with all required documentation.

For more information on the Residential EV Charger Rebate program, please visit the Division of Power website: https://www.columbus.gov/power/. For more information about driving electric, visit the Smart Columbus website: https://smart.columbus.gov/get-involved/drive-electric/.

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