Please Note: There have been questions as to whether offering free electric vehicle (EV) charging is considered a gift of public funds (per California AB 2414). A provision was released in Chapter 215 of the Government Code as an amendment to Section 14678 stating that free EV charging is NOT a gift of public funds. The excerpt below can be found in this amendment.
“Although a court may be unlikely to determine that the provision of electricity through electric charging stations is an unconstitutional gift of public funds that is used for a private purpose, this bill does not prohibit a court from making such a determination because a statute cannot supersede a constitutional provision. As a result, this bill merely seeks to clarify that providing electricity without charge through electric charging stations in state parking facilities is viewed as having a public purpose, and is therefore not a gift of public funds in violation of the California Constitution.”
You can learn more about electricity as an alternative fuel on the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities website.
You can access the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities Alternative Fueling Database Center (AFDC) Station Locator and the PlugShare Electric Vehicle Charging Station Map here: http://projectcleanair.us/alternative-fuel-stations/
Trying to plan a trip with your EV? Use the EV Trip Planner.
The SJVAPCD offers incentives for residents of the San Joaquin Valley.
Nissan is currently offering special financing for residents in California’s San Joaquin Valley who have recently graduated from college or work at a college or university. These VPP leases vary per model, but can result in $1,000 in savings. This financing can be combined with the additional incentives (Federal Tax Credit, the Center for Sustainable Energy’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Program [California residents only], the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Districts Drive Clean! Rebate [San Joaquin Valley residents only]). For more information, visit InsideNissan.com.
San Joaquin Valley businesses, public agencies and multi-unit dwellings may be able to have Electric Vehicle Charging installed at their site for little or no cost by working with NRG to install free make-ready stubs at their site, then receiving grant funding for charging equipment through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s ChargeUp! Program.