If you’ve got an idea for a California EV infrastructure project, sharpen up your pencil – the California Energy Commission (CEC) has issued a $6-million competitive grant solicitation to fund the build-out of charging infrastructure in these categories:
- Destination Charging: locations to which people travel “medium-to-long” distances and park for more than one hour. Examples include airports, metropolitan centers, transit areas, lakes, beaches, amusement parks, and other sites that draw visitors from outside the surrounding area.
- Corridor Charging: locations along a freeway or highway that would allow EV drivers to travel between San Diego and the Los Angeles area, the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, Sacramento and Fresno, etc.
- Workplace Charging: workplaces located within a 50-mile concentric ring from an urban area.
- Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs): condominiums, high-rise apartments, etc. MUDs may have parking associated with each unit, or parking available at commercial lots near the complex. This solicitation will fund case studies and demonstration projects.
The deadline to submit applications is January 28, 2014 by 3:00 p.m.
Source: Green Car Congress