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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.”

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U.S. Department of Energy

You can learn more about electricity as an alternative fuel on the U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities website.

Station Locators

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 herehttp://projectcleanair.us/alternative-fuel-stations/

Trying to plan a trip with your EV? Use the EV Trip Planner.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

The SJVAPCD offers incentives for residents of the San Joaquin Valley.

  • Drive Clean: This rebate program provides Valley residents and businesses the opportunity to receive financial assistance on the purchase of a new, clean-air vehicle.
  • Charge Up!: This program provides funding for Valley businesses and public agencies to install public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.


The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) offers incentives for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at publicly accessible sites throughout California.

Utility Providers

In addition to special utility rates, EV owners are eligible for a one-time rebate of $500. You can apply here.

Auto Dealerships

  • BMW: i8 Hybrid, Note: All i3 EVs are on recall
  • Chevrolet: Bolt EV, Volt Hybrid, and Spark EV
  • Ford: Focus EV, Fusion Energi, CMax Energi

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.

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  • Smart: ED and Electric Fortwo Cabriolet or Coupe
  • Tesla: Model S, Model X, Roadster/Roadster Sport; Coming Soon: Model 3
  • Toyota: RAV4 EV, Prius Hybrid, Camry Hybrid

EV Charging Infrastructure Companies


Other Organizations

California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley