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Check out what EV drivers, EVangelists, are saying about their rides and Clean Vehicle Rebate Project experience.

Sam in Los Angeles, CA, leased a Kia Soul EV. Here is what he had to say:

Sam in Los Angeles, CA, leased a Kia Soul EV

This is my second all electric car and the second rebate check I’ve received for driving a zero-emission vehicle. Calculating in the rebate, the lease payments (including taxes and license fees) come to $155 monthly with zero down payment. Now, to top it off, no gas or any maintenance expenses whatsoever. The range of the Kia Soul is 100 to 120 miles with a fully charged battery, depending on driving conditions. Does not get any better than that.

Connie in San Francisco, CA, bought a Ford Focus Electric. Here is what she had to say:

Connie in San Francisco, CA, bought a Ford Focus Electric

I was the first person to own a Ford Focus electric car in the San Francisco Bay Area. I didn’t know what to expect, but I liked the thought of not going to a gas station on my commute to and from San Mateo. Although I am now retired from that job, I continue to enjoy the practicality of running errands and the parking privileges of an electric car. It has been one of the best major purchases I have ever made.

Paul in Santa Barbara, CA, purchased a Nissan Leaf. Here is what he had to say:

Paul in Santa Barbara, CA, purchased a Nissan Leaf

My Nissan Leaf was the first one delivered in Santa Barbara in May of 2011. It has been trouble free and enjoyable ever since. Both my wife and I drive it whenever we can, and keep our other gas powered car for long trips.

I then had the Honda Insight Hybrid for nine years. It was very effective, getting around 40 MPG, which was quite good in those days. As soon as the Leaf was announced, I put my name in. Very pleased to have read that Nissan has sold 200,000 of the Leaf model. Excellent product at an affordable price.

I am a big supporter of this movement.

Charles in Oceanside, CA, purchased the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in. Here is what he had to say:

Charles in Oceanside, CA, purchased the Hyundai Sonata Plug-in

I was somewhat hesitant to buy my Sonata plug-in, but I’m so glad I did.

The all-electric drive mode is amazing-good torque and pick-up, smooth, whisper quiet. The overall feel is that of a top-grade luxury vehicle. Most of my dail y usage falls within the 27–30 miles all-electric range. For longer trips, the car automatically switches to hybrid mode when the “all-electric” battery allotment has been reached, which still gives me great overall mileage.

Believe it or not, I’ve averaged well over 100 miles per gallon since I purchased the car in January 2016. I bought $10 worth of gas two months ago and since then have used less than two gallons.

It’s such a treat to use the diamond lane too!

Making things even better, I signed up for my utility company’s special program, “Time of Usage,” reserved for people with plug-in vehicles. That program gives subscribers a low, low electric rate from midnight to 6am, and I have set my car to charge during that time frame using just a normal electric outlet in the garage. Because of the Time of Usage program, my overall electric charges are only slightly more now than they were before I started charging.

Justin in Hayward, CA, leased a Mercedes B250e. Here is what he had to say:

Justin in Hayward, CA, leased a Mercedes B250e

What do I love about driving an EV? I love the absence of jerking through gears. I love the money you get back with the CVRP rebate. I love not having to pay or wait in line for gas. I love that my car’s maintenance only consists of tires, brakes, filters and other electronic diagnostics. I love that the car has so much torque; I can dust most cars when the light turns green, but what I love most is that I made a difference to keep the world green!

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