PEV Home Charger Deployment
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has authorized funding to provide incentives for up to 2,750 residents who purchase new PEVs and install Level 2 (220 volt) home chargers from qualifying vendors after December 1, 2010. Funds are administered through companies with expertise in electric vehicle supply equipment and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Air District is also working on programs to provide grants to help fund DC fast charger deployment throughout the Bay Area.
Who is Eligible?
Individuals who purchase a new PEV and install a home charger at their place of residence may be eligible for incentives to help reduce the cost of home chargers. PEV drivers that choose to participate in this program will be required to provide PEV usage data over a three-year period. This data will be used to evaluate Bay Area PEV driver charging patterns and help to inform and develop future PEV incentive programs.
Participants must be located within the Air District’s jurisdiction (The District’s jurisdiction encompasses all of seven counties – Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Napa, and portions of two others – southwestern Solano and southern Sonoma).
How to Apply for Funds
The Air District has contracted with two companies to provide incentives to Bay Area residents. The Air District is working to expand the list of incentive providers and will update the website periodically as additional options become available*:
ChargePoint: Up to a $700 rebate (discount) for the purchase and installation of a home charger is available for eligible participants. For more information visit www.chargepoint.com/baaqmd or contact Kumar Gogineni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECOtality: Enrollment has closed as of January 31, 2013, but installations will continue through March 2013.
The Air District has partnered with ECOtality to bring the EV Project to the Bay Area. Participants will receive a free blink ® charger, up to $1,200 in installation credit ($700 through the Air District and $500 through the EV Project) , along with a free DC fast charger inlet on their vehicle (for eligible Nissan Leaf owners). In addition, the participant will need to provide a copy of their California Department of Motor Vehicles registration and agree to the terms and conditions of the EV Project.
To learn more, contact the Blink Contact Center at (888) 998-2546 or email@example.com
* This list may be expanded, check website for updates.
The program is funded through the Regional Fund of the Transportation Fund for Clean Air, which allocates money collected as a surcharge on vehicle license fees.