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PG&E submits $253 million proposal to expand California EV infrastructure

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for seven EV infrastructure projects with a total budget of approximately $253 million.

PG&E’s proposal addresses three areas:

  • Expanding electrification for fleets with medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including school buses, transit agencies and delivery fleets. PG&E’s five-year, $211-million project would build “make-ready” electric infrastructure.
  • Responding to consumer demand for fast-charging stations. The company’s $22-million recommendation includes offering a rebate toward the purchase of a fast charger for sites in disadvantaged communities.
  • Exploring new uses for vehicle electrification through five one-year projects that focus on simplifying charging for residential customers, exploring commercial smart vehicle charging; and requesting third parties to submit electrification projects to the company.

“California continues to lead the nation in the fight against climate change, and electrifying our transportation sector is the next game-changer,” said Geisha Williams, PG&E President, Electric. “By expanding the state’s EV infrastructure, PG&E is continuing to help California meet its climate goals while making it more convenient for our customers to choose clean, affordable electricity to fuel their vehicles.”

 

 

Source: Pacific Gas and Electric

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