EV charging station rebates

Available EV Charging Station Rebates in California

There are many, many EV charging station rebates available in California. These rebates help bring down the capital expenditure making installing charging stations a very interesting project for many hotels, workplaces, or apartment complexes. In some cases, these rebates can cover around 70% of total costs. That could be worth around $15,000!

With the rising demand for electric vehicles (EVs), the same continues with charging stations. While charging at home is by far how most EV drivers charge their car, places like workplaces, hotels, and apartment complexes are second best. These locations allow EV drivers to recharge with the vehicle is normally parked for a couple of hours. This gives the EV plenty of time to charge its batteries before the next trip. 

So if installing EV charging stations in California is something you are interested in, check out the rest of the article below to learn more about how much rebates you can expect, how to qualify, and what is needed to get the equipment installed. 

What is CALeVIP?

CALeVIP is the main source of EV charging station rebates in California. Funded by the California Energy Commission and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy, CALeVIP is a great place to find available EV charging station rebates.

“The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) offers incentives for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at publicly accessible sites throughout California.”

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EV Charging Station Rebates in California by CALeVIP

For those who just want a cursory review if there are any EV charging station rebates for your site’s location, below is a list of current Incentive Projects. Keep in mind these are subject to change and it is recommended to check CALeVIP’s website regularly to ensure these programs still have available funding. 

Funding LocationRebate Amount
BUTTE, EL DORADO, IMPERIAL, KINGS, MERCED, NAPA, NEVADA, PLACER, SOLANO, STANISLAUS, SUTTER, TULARE, AND YOLO COUNTIESLEVEL 2 UP TO $6,000 PER CONNECTOR, DCFC UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
SAN MATEO AND SANTA CLARA COUNTIESLEVEL 2 UP TO $6,000 PER CONNECTOR, DCFC UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
SAN DIEGO COUNTYLEVEL 2 UP TO $6,000 PER CONNECTOR, DCFC UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
MENDOCINO AND SONOMA COUNTIESLEVEL 2 UP TO $7,500 PER CONNECTOR, DCFC UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
FRESNO, KERN, AND SAN JOAQUIN COUNTIESLEVEL 2 UP TO $5,000 PER CONNECTOR, DC FAST CHARGER UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
MONTEREY, SAN BENITO, AND SANTA CRUZ COUNTIESLEVEL 2 UP TO $6,500 PER CONNECTOR, DC FAST CHARGER UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
HUMBOLDT, SHASTA, AND TEHAMA COUNTIESLEVEL 2 UP TO $7,500 PER CONNECTOR, DC FAST CHARGER UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
SACRAMENTO COUNTYLEVEL 2 UP TO $6,500 PER CONNECTOR, DC FAST CHARGER UP TO $80,000 PER CHARGER
LOS ANGELES, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, AND SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIESUP TO $80,000
FRESNO COUNTYUP TO $7,000

Check out each Incentive Project program details here

What is the Application Process?

The first step in the process is to Find a Project. From there, you will see dozens of Incentive Projects throughout California. Depending on your site location, select the appropriate Incentive Project. On the Incentive Project page, you will see all the details about the program such as rebate amount, funding location, application requirements, and more. 

Carefully reading this part is very crucial to receiving an award. Some programs have very specific requirements that must be followed, all of which require action before the charging stations are installed. It is imperative to read through this thoroughly before the EV charging station project has started. If in doubt, reach out to the CALeVIP administrators and they will be happy to help. 

When you are confident your site is qualified and you are ready to apply, apply online. You will need an account with CALeVIP to do this. From there, you will be asked a series of questions. Additionally, you will be asked to upload various documentation. 

Once approved, you will have a limited amount of time to complete the project. Be sure to get started right away as unexpected delays are frequent in construction. 

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Once the charging stations are installed, upload supporting documentation to CALeVIP. Program administrators will be in touch if you need to provide any other information. Once finally approved, your rebate check will be delivered to you in the mail. Congratulations on your EV charging station project!

Can I Hire Someone to Do This for Me?

Absolutely. Many individuals or businesses do not have the time to carefully read through the application requirements, pre-qualify the project, submit an application, upload supporting documentation, and follow-up with any other application needs in order to receive the rebate. Instead, it can be much more efficient and easier to hire a third party, such as an EV charging consultant, to do this work for you!

As an expert in this industry, an EV charging consultant has completed this process many times before. Therefore, they will be able to assist you and even complete the entire application for you. This saves you valuable time and allows you to focus on other business activities. Plus, there may be even more EV charging station rebates available from other sources like local jurisdictions or electric utility companies.

In fact, if you are curious about EV charging station rebates or getting the stations installed, feel free to schedule a consultation with Charged Future as your very own EV charging consultant. 

We can not only manage the rebate application for you, but also the entire EV charging station project. We’ll coordinate the entire process from start to finish so you don’t have to worry about a thing! We’ll work with the engineering team, contractors, utility company, permitting desk, and equipment vendor to ensure the project gets installed on-time and on-budget. 

Get started today with a free consultation!

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