Commitment to the Environment | Truckee

tesla charger

Wildfires in California remind us of the need to protect our air quality for the long term. Both California and Truckee offer rebate programs to encourage the reduction of air pollution.

California has recently announced the ban of gasoline-powered cars beginning with 2035 models. The state is also offering incentives for purchasing electric vehicles. Their end goal is zero emission for all vehicles.

For years, the Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities have come together to protect the local environment. Whether through conservancy lands, the reclamation of wildlife areas, or enacting ordinances, we've been working to Keep Tahoe Blue and to Keep Truckee Green for decades.

This new move by California is the first in the world to end the sale of traditional gas-powered vehicles. A small number of other states and nations have set only voluntary targets.

The Town of Truckee has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 percent by 2040 and to achieving 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. They’ve recently begun to switch their fleet to all electric vehicles.

California Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate Program

The California Air Resources Board offers point-of-sale rebates of up to $750 for the purchase or lease of a new all-electric or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle through the Clean Fuel Reward Program. Eligible EVs must have a minimum battery capacity of 5 kilowatt-hours and be purchased from participating retailers. Eligible customers must reside in California and register the EV in California. For more information, including vehicle eligibility requirements, click here to go to the Clean Fuel Reward website.

EV Charging Stations Truckee

We're lucky to have so many charging stations around Truckee:

ChargePoint Charging Station

Electric vehicle charging station

10069 Donner Pass Rd · (888) 758-4389

Open 24 hours

ChargePoint Charging Station

Electric vehicle charging station

10183 Truckee Airport Rd · (888) 758-4389

Open 24 hours

Tesla Supercharger

Electric vehicle charging station

11209 Brockway Rd · (877) 798-3752

Open 24 hours

Woodstove Removal Program

TRPA has had a wood burning stove ordinance in effect for many years. Their regulations require that all existing wood heaters, excluding legally existing open fireplaces, comply with emission standards prior to any sale, transfer or conveyance of any building.

The Town of Truckee is still offering rebates for removal of non-compliant solid fuel burning devices, including woodstoves and fireplace inserts. The available rebates are:

$600 for replacement of a non-certified solid fuel burning device with a Phase II EPA Certified device, or $1,000 for replacement of a non-certified solid fuel burning device with a gas insert, free-standing gas stove or zero clearance gas fireplace

Applicants can receive a maximum of $1,600 in combined rebates per residential unit. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and will end when the designated air quality mitigation funds are exhausted.

For information on the program, view the Woodstove Removal Program Information Sheet.

Click here for more information on the many sustainability programs offered by the Town of Truckee.

The Lake Tahoe and Truckee basin has always been ahead of most other California cities in protecting our natural resources. Living among a group of like-minded individuals, committed to the well-being of the environment is just one of many reasons to buy a home here.

Contact me today for more information on the local ordinances when buying or selling a property in Lake Tahoe and Truckee. I am happy to provide a free property analysis on your home.