The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) works to address regional needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout California, while supporting the state’s goals to improve air quality, fight climate change and reduce petroleum use.
Funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy, CALeVIP works with local partners to develop and implement EV charger incentive projects that meet regional needs for Level 2 and DC fast chargers. The statewide project aims to provide a streamlined process for getting chargers installed to fill the significant gaps in charging availability.
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 $39 million, with the potential of up to $200 million.
CALeVIP works to provide drivers of plug-in electric vehicles with convenient access to chargers, and further, it strives to encourage more Californians to consider purchasing EVs. Early EV adopters and the stakeholders who support early adoption are the VIPs in CALeVIP and are leading the transition to transportation powered by clean technology with no tailpipe emissions.
In addition to offering incentives, CALeVIP serves as a hub through which stakeholders can connect and share information and resources to promote increased EV charger installations. In the coming months, the website will offer interactive tools that interested site hosts, EV charging station manufacturers, EV service providers and contractors can use to connect to create new installation projects. Please check this site regularly for updates.