The California Energy Commission (CEC) has launched a $30-million incentive project to bring fast EV charging stations to 30 counties in Eastern California, the Central Valley and the Central Coast.
The Golden State Priority Project, a part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), focuses on bringing fast charging stations to disadvantaged, low-income and tribal communities.
Businesses, nonprofits, public entities and tribes with project sites in disadvantaged communities, low-income communities and tribal community census tracts in 30 counties across the state are eligible for funding.
Rebates are provided for purchasing and installing public DC fast chargers with at least 150 kW of power output. Applicants must install at least 4DC fast chargers per site and can receive funding for up to 20 per site. A 50% cost share is required.
“This new model is designed to deploy charging infrastructure swiftly and equitably to make sure every EV driver feels confident they can refuel, and that need is especially critical in rural, low-income and tribal communities,” said CEC Commissioner Patty Monahan.