FREMONT — If you’ve been thinking of getting an electric vehicle, the City of Fremont has good news for you. If you’re willing to share some data with the utilities department, the city has received a grant to offer some financial inventive to new eVehicle purchasers.
The City of Fremont has been awarded $42,500 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust for an electric vehicle incentive program. The incentive will draw volunteers to the city’s pilot program to study the effects of electric vehicle charging on our electric system, and to encourage off-peak charging. In exchange for sharing their electric vehicle charging data, participants will receive an incentive of $4,500.
The City of Fremont Electric Vehicle Incentive Program will run from July 1, 2019 through June 1, 2020, or until grant funds have been depleted, whichever comes first. Data will be collected by ChargePoint and shared with the Fremont Department of Utilities for a period of three (3) years.
To qualify for the incentive, participants must:
- Be a Fremont Department of Utilities electric customer
- Electric vehicle and charging station must be licensed and registered at utility service address
- Utility service address must have wireless internet connectivity
- Submit Reservation Application prior to purchase and/or installation
- Reservations expire if purchase and installation deadlines are not met
- Upon receipt of approved Reservation Application:
- Purchase an all-electric vehicle (hybrids not accepted) within seven (7) days
- Purchase and activate a ChargePoint home charging station within 90 days
- Submit payment application after purchase, installation and activation completed.
Documents to be included with payment application are:
- Auto dealer invoice
- Dodge County vehicle registration
- Data Release Authorization
- Proof of purchase and registration of ChargePoint EV home charger
Participants are required to complete a reservation application prior to purchasing an electric vehicle for the incentive to secure their incentive dollars.
Participants would then have seven (7) days from the date of the reservation application to purchase the electric vehicle and provide proof of the purchase. Participants also then have 90 days from the date of the reservation application to purchase and activate their ChargePoint home charging station. Charging stations must be purchased at www.etpnebraska.com/fremont.
The incentive dollars will be issued to participants once the required forms and actions have been completed by the participant. Applications and forms are available online at https://fremontne.gov/823/Electric-Vehicle-Incentive-Program and on the second floor of City Hall, 400 East Military Avenue. Applications and forms should be returned to the second floor of City Hall.
For questions, please contact Lottie Mitchell at Lottie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-727-2630.