The District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. This Program provides funding for public agencies, businesses, and property owners of multi-unit dwellings (i.e. apartment complexes, condominiums, etc.) in the San Joaquin Valley to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers. These chargers will support existing EV owners and encourage the growth of the clean technology in the Valley.
For more information about a specific electric vehicle charger, please contact the manufacturer for equipment specifications. To assist you with this process, the following link provides a compiled list of manufacturers that manufacture electric vehicle chargers. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, nor does the District endorse or is in partnership with the manufacturers identified. Please view the manufacturers list below for contact information.
The District has actively worked with Valley stakeholders to develop the San Joaquin Valley Plug-in Electric Vehicle Readiness Plan to help address the unique barriers and challenges that the Valley faces with respect to EV adoption. An important part of this project was the development of a regional siting analysis to help identify optimal charging locations. This document can be accessed at the following link to help you with your EV charging project:
Supplemental Tools and Guidelines:
|Charger Type||*Maximum Amount Per Unit||Minimum Cost Share|
|Level 2 Single Port||$5,000||None|
|Level 2 Dual Port||$6,000||None|
|Level 3/DC Fast Charger||$25,000||30% of total cost|
|Funding Cap||$50,000 annually per applicant/site|
*Actual reimbursement of funds to applicant may be reduced depending on final eligible invoiced costs.
The Valley Air District encourages interested applicants to review the following funding opportunities that are currently available to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs to purchase and install EV chargers. Applicants may be able to stack funds between these programs and Charge Up for maximum savings.
Volkswagen Mitigation Trust
The Volkswagen Light Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program will provide funding for the purchase and installation of EV chargers. Funds will focus on expanding EV charging access statewide and at least 50% of funds will be utilized in disadvantage and low-income communities. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the statewide administrator and additional information will be posted when available. This program is scheduled to open in May 2021. For more information, please refer to the Light-Duty Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program website .
The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP)
Charge Up! applicants may also be eligible for CALeVIP rebates. CALeVIP provides funding for installing publicly available charging stations to support the rapid adoption of electric vehicles across California. Application selection prioritizes “shovel-ready” DC fast charger projects, and can fund up to 50% of a project’s total approved costs, capped at up to $100,000.00 per active connector. For more information including program eligibility requirements, please refer to the CALeVIP website.
PG&E’s Electric Vehicle Charge Network is a program to install 7,500 EV chargers at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings between 2018-2020. This turnkey program covers logistics (e.g., construction, permitting) and infrastructure costs all the way to the charger, as well as a portion of the charger cost. Either the site or PG&E can own the chargers, and preferred segments have higher incentive levels (multi-unit dwellings, disadvantaged communities).
To support California’s zero-emission policies, the Charge Ready Program is deploying infrastructure to serve qualified electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout our service territory. You can visit SCE’s map of charging station projects to track their progress. To explore other ways to install charging stations at your site, please visit our EV for Business website for more information.