Energy Commission Launches Incentive Project to Install Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Statewide

The California Energy Commission introduced a new statewide incentive project late December to promote expansion of California’s electric vehicle charging network, improve air quality, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light-duty trucks.

Funded by the Energy Commission and managed by the Center for Sustainable Energy, the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) works with community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects to install chargers and accelerate the expansion of charging infrastructure.

“The California Energy Commission is pleased to launch the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project and appreciates Fresno County taking the lead by debuting CALeVIP’s first incentive project,” said Energy Commissioner Janea A. Scott. “As the state transitions to cleaner transportation in order to meet clean air standards and climate goals, it’s important to increase access to the charging infrastructure that makes plug-in electric vehicles a more viable option for communities across California.”

The first incentive project to be launched under CALeVIP is a $4 million Fresno County Incentive Project. The Fresno project will provide cash incentives for the purchase and installation of Level 2 electric vehicle chargers to owners of commercial properties, apartments, condominiums, workplaces, and public agencies in Fresno County. Level 2 charging allows most vehicles to go from zero to a full charge in four to eight hours and can also be used for a partial charge.

CALeVIP and its regional incentive projects are made possible through a grant by the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which supports innovations in transportation and fuel technologies.

CALeVIP is currently funded for more than $15 million, with the potential to receive up to $200 million.

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