New Californian Online Hub For Electric Vehicle Charging Resources & Rebates

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While PlugShare works well for most electric vehicle (EV) drivers, building ever more precise and accurate databases is key to an even better adoption of those cars. A new Californian database tries to establish just that.

New Californian Online Resource Shows How To Finance & Install Charging Equipment

California Online EV Charging CALeVIP
Yes, Carlos, that is where the CALeVIP program said we would find those home chargers!

This project is funded with more than $39 million by the California Energy Commission and is implemented by the nonprofit Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) works with community partners to develop regional incentive projects to install plug-in EV chargers and accelerate the expansion of charging infrastructure. The potential funding could be raised up to $200 million and would serve public locations in order to meet the growing demands for EV charging stations in the state.

The CALeVIP supports the executive order issued by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in January 2018 to expedite the rollout of zero-emission vehicles and supporting charging and refueling infrastructure. It also seeks to help businesses, apartments, condominiums, workplaces, and public agencies to install plug-in EV chargers. The program is also opened to manufacturers and installers of plug-in EV charging equipment.

According to the State Energy Commissioner Janea A. Scott, “The Energy Commission is pleased to launch the CALeVIP website with the Center for Sustainable Energy and to provide the public with tools that will help increase access to the charging infrastructure that makes plug-in electric vehicles a more viable option for communities across California. Increasing this access is critical as the state transitions to cleaner transportation in order to meet clean air standards and climate goals.”

Andy Hoskinson, CSE’s senior manager for EV initiatives added, “With the growing number of California car shoppers choosing to buy or lease electric vehicles, it is increasingly important that public charging stations be established at convenient locations, along with highways and at common destinations.”

The first CALeVIP regional plug-in EV charging infrastructure project — set up in Fresno County last December — offers rebates of $4,000 for single-port chargers and $7,000 for dual-port chargers.

We are thankful to still see programs that dig deep into funds to develop what carmakers lobby so hard against — electric vehicles.

How & Where To Plan & Install EV Charging Stations

To better understand the EV market, the needs of consumers, and trends in the EV charging industry, you can check out our report The State of Public & Private Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, And The Landscape Looking Forward. The report dives into the public EV charging market in the United States (and Europe to some extent) in a deep and broad way, examining current consumer patterns, exploring technological innovations that are starting to transform the market, and forecasting where it will all lead. Among other things the report relies on original surveys and interviews conducted by CleanTechnica.

But that’s not all! You can get a 2nd EV charging report for the price of one! CleanTechnica and GreenWay also teamed up and corralled a group of EV charging leaders in Europe to create a report titled Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines For Cities. It was just published this month and tells city officials and other potential EV infrastructure leaders the whats, whys, and hows of EV charging infrastructure. Check it out to learn more.

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Nicolas Zart

Nicolas was born and raised around classic cars of the 1920s, but it wasn't until he drove an AC Propulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Ever since he has produced green mobility content on various CleanTech outlets since 2007 and found his home on CleanTechnica. He grew up in an international environment and his communication passion led to cover electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, renewable energy, test drives, podcasts, shoot pictures, and film for various international outlets in print and online. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he has forged in those industries. His favorite taglines are: "There are more solutions than obstacles." and "Yesterday's Future Now"

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