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California Energy Commission Launches $38 Million Project for EV Charging in Low-Income & Disadvantaged Communities

September 14, 2023

The California Energy Commission (CEC) will open applications for $38 million in equity-focused incentives to fund publicly accessible electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in low-income and disadvantaged communities in 28 counties in northern and southern California.

The rebates are part of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), the nation’s largest EV charging incentive initiative. This is the second phase of CALeVIP’s Golden State Priority Project , which offers funding for direct current fast charging (DCFC) stations, a key component in assuring EV drivers can meet charging needs while on the road. A first phase of incentives was offered earlier this year in California’s eastern and central regions.

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