What are the site requirements?

The site where the new DCFC equipment will be installed must meet the following requirements.

  • Be located at a physical site address in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside or San Bernardino counties in California.
  • Be a publicly available commercial or municipal facility that includes, but is not limited to the following types.
    1. Retail – a place of business in which merchandise is sold primarily to consumers.
    2. Shopping center – a group of retail and other commercial establishments that is planned, developed, owned and managed as a single property.
    3. Grocery store – a store that sells food and household supplies.
    4. Restaurant – a business where meals and refreshments may be purchased.
    5. Gas station – a retail station for servicing motor vehicles especially with gasoline and oil.
    6. Hospital – a facility providing medical, psychiatric or surgical services for sick or injured persons primarily on an in-patient basis, including ancillary facilities for outpatient and emergency treatment, diagnostic services and training.
    7. Sheriff/police station – Includes storefront police or sheriff substations that serve surrounding communities and adjacent areas
    8. Airport – parking facilities at airports that serve the public are eligible. Long-term parking uses are not allowed.
    9. Hotels, parking garages and city- or county-owned properties within a quarter mile of the sites listed above also are eligible sites.
    10. Residential single-family or multifamily properties are ineligible as site locations regardless of their use as a place of business.
  • Be available 24 hours per day, year-round with the chargers publicly accessible. EV chargers cannot be located behind a fence or in a gated parking lot closed to the public after hours.
  • Be well-lit, secure and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations.