Dec 14,

Shopper's Lane Electric Vehicle Charging Depot and Changes to EV Rebate Program

Electric Vehicle Charging Spaces at Shopper's Lane

New electric vehicle (“EV”) charging stations are now available at Shoppers Lane near the corner of San Pasqual St. and South Mentor Ave. Following the success of the Marengo Charging Plaza, one of the nation’s largest fast-charging locations, and the Arroyo Electric Vehicle Charging Depot, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) built the new Shopper’s Lane Charging Depot through a successful public-private partnership. It features 12 Tesla V3 Superchargers, and eight PWP-branded Tritium 150-kW DC Fast-Chargers. The depot provides destination charging for consumers, and additional options for residents and visitors seeking to extend electric range.

PWP continues to expand transportation electrification infrastructure, and currently offers over 100 publicly accessible EV charging stations throughout the City. Robinson Park is under construction to add five DC Fast Chargers, and 20 Level 2 chargers. Victory Park is also under construction to add four DC Fast Chargers, and 21 Level 2 chargers. Both projects are expected to be complete and operational in early 2024. Four new Level 2 chargers are currently operational at Playhouse Village Park with an expansion project of 20 additional Level 2 chargers currently in the design process. A 37-charger expansion project at the Del Mar Station Garage is also operational.

PWP EV Rebate Changes Starting January 2024

PWP reminds customers that PWP rebates for new plug-in EVs will end December 31, 2023. This change is part of a planned program update consistent with regional utilities and state programs. Please note that the $250 rebate for qualifying used EVs will continue. Customers can receive an additional $250 bonus rebate if they purchase a used EV from a Pasadena auto dealer. An additional $1,000 is available for customers currently participating in PWP’s income-qualifying programs.

Eligible customers can also take advantage of upcoming changes to the Federal Tax Credit. Starting January 2024, buyers can transfer the tax credit to the car dealer at the point of sale, which will reduce the vehicle’s up-front purchase price.

Residential electric customers are also eligible for a $600 rebate when they install a qualifying “Wi-Fi enabled” or "Internet Connected" EV charger at their home. Residential electric customers are eligible for a $200 rebate when they install a standard (Non-Wi-Fi/ Non-Internet Connected) EV charger. Charger incentives are also available to commercial customers. If an electric panel upgrade is needed to add an EV charger in your home, PWP can help.  A $1,000 rebate is available for a permitted panel upgrade if it coincides with an EV charger install with associated wiring circuit.

Phasing out new EV rebates helps PWP expand opportunities to address barriers to EVs for low-income residents, as well as additional benefits for city-wide charging infrastructure. For more information about available incentives, EV charger types, and where to find charging stations, visit our Electric Vehicle page.