The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) addresses regional needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout California, while supporting state goals to improve air quality, combat climate change and reduce petroleum use.
Funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy, CALeVIP provides incentives for EV charger installations and works with local partners to develop and implement projects that meet current and future regional EV needs for Level 2 and DC fast charging. The statewide efforts aim 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 Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) that supports innovations in transportation and fuel technologies. CALeVIP is currently funded for $71 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 strives to encourage more Californians to consider purchasing EVs.