Frequently Asked Questions

General

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) supports the installation of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment throughout the state. It is a project of the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) using funds periodically released by the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. CALeVIP works to remove a major barrier to EV adoption and support the state’s goals to improve air quality, fight climate change and reduce petroleum use.

Follow the process on the next page to apply for a rebate.

Please contact the Center for Sustainable Energy at 858-429-5205 or calevip@energycenter.org for all project inquiries.

Project staff is available Monday‒Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT to answer your questions, with 24-hour voicemail access. All voicemails will be returned before the end of the next business day.

Fresno County Incentive Project (FCIP)

The Fresno County Incentive Project (FCIP) is a project funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to promote access to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Rebates of up to $4,000 for single port EV chargers and up to $7,000 for dual port EV chargers are available for the installation of Level 2 EV chargers at eligible sites in Fresno County.

Eligible applicants must meet all requirements listed on the next page.

The site where the new Level 2 electric vehicle charger(s) will be installed must:

  • Be located at a site address in Fresno County, California.
  • Not be a single-family residence. Residential single-family properties are ineligible as site locations regardless of their use as a place of business. Multifamily residences that apply for a charger to be installed at a dedicated parking space or garage are ineligible.
  • Be well-lit, secure and in compliance with all federal, state and municipal laws, ordinances, rules, codes, standards and regulations.
The EV charger(s) must meet all requirements listed on the next page.

Eligibility

Property owners or their authorized representatives are eligible to apply for incentives through CALeVIP. Authorized representatives can include property managers, EV charger manufacturers, EV service providers, contractors or other installation partners. Note: If the property owner is not applying, their authorized representative must provide documentation confirming that the applicant has authorization from the property owner to install at the proposed site.

EV charging manufacturers and service providers are encouraged to add their equipment to our equipment database for verification and potential approval for CALeVIP incentive projects. If you are a registered CALeVIP user, log in and from your user dashboard, click the Add Equipment button. Complete the Add Equipment form for all your equipment. If you do not already have an account, please create an account and sign up as an equipment manufacturer or EV service provider.

To be eligible for CALeVIP rebates, all Level 2 EV chargers must be ENERGY STAR certified.

A detailed overview of the ENERGY STAR Certification Process is provided on the CALeVIP website. CALeVIP staff is available to assist with questions about the process, by calling 858-429-5205. 

Rebate limits are based on the individual incentive project. For example, Fresno County Incentive Project (FCIP) applicants can receive a maximum of $1,000,000 in rebates over the lifetime of the FCIP.  

For more information on incentive project rebate and installation limits, visit the Find a Project page and select the incentive project you are interested in.

Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP)

Funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), the Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP) promotes access to electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure.
Eligible applicants must meet all requirements listed on the next page.
The site where the new DCFC equipment will be installed must meet SCIP requirements.
The EV charger(s) must meet all requirements listed on the next page.