What are the site requirements?

The site where new Level 2 or DC fast chargers will be installed must meet the following requirements.

  • Be located at a physical site address in Sacramento County in California.
  • For Level 2 chargers, be an eligible site: commercial (public availability), workplace (public or private availability, must be shared use), multi-unit dwelling (public or private availability, must be shared use), public facility, and fleet (public or private availability, must be shared use)
  • For DC fast chargers, be a publicly available commercial or municipal facility that includes, but is not limited to the following types.
    • Retail urban/suburban core – a retail store within a business district in which merchandise is sold primarily to consumers.
    • Retail shopping center – a group of retail and other commercial establishments that is planned, developed, owned and managed as a single property.
    • Grocery store – a store that sells food and household supplies.
    • Restaurant – a business where meals and refreshments may be purchased.
    • Gas station – a retail station for servicing motor vehicles especially with gasoline and oil.
    • 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.
    • Sheriff/police station – Includes storefront police or sheriff substations that serve surrounding communities and adjacent areas
    • Airport – parking facilities at airports that serve the public are eligible. Long-term parking uses are not allowed.
    • Hotels - an establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists.
    • City/County/Privately owned parking lot or garage - an area or structure where the primary use is to leave cars temporarily.
    • Library – a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to.
    • Casino –  building where gambling games of chance against the house/casino are played.
    • Public transit hub - a place where passengers and cargo are exchanged between vehicles and/or between transport modes. Public transport hubs include train stations, rapid transit stations, bus stations, and tram stops.
    • Residential single-family or multifamily properties are ineligible as site locations regardless of their use as a place of business.
  • For DC fast chargers, 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.
  • For both Level 2 and DC fast chargers, be well-lit, secure and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations.