Under its new EV Charge Network program, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will install 7,500 new Level 2 charging stations at condominiums, apartment buildings and workplaces across Northern and Central California.
The focus is on increasing access to charging in locations where it has traditionally been limited and where cars often sit for longer periods of time, such as workplaces and apartment buildings.
The three-year program will continue through 2020, with a budget of $130 million. PG&E will pay for and build the infrastructure from the electric grid to the charger, and will also offset a portion of the hardware cost for all participating customers. Site hosts can choose to own their charging equipment, and can choose chargers from a list of pre-qualified vendors.
At least 15 percent of the chargers will be installed in disadvantaged communities.
“California continues to lead the nation in the fight against climate change, and clean transportation is critical to building our sustainable energy future,” said PG&E CEO Geisha Williams. “One in five EVs in the US plugs into PG&E’s clean energy grid.”
Source: Pacific Gas and Electric