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Clean Vehicle Infrastructure

The infrastructure for clean vehicles is growing rapidly in order to keep up with the growth of the alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) market. San Francisco, and the Bay Area as a whole, are leading the way once again.

Find an Alternative Fueling Station (U.S. Department of Energy)

Public Charging

San Francisco has demonstrated full support of the electric vehicle (EV) with the installation of dozens of legacy charging stations in the 1990s and the installation of three, standardized chargers in front of City Hall for the Green Vehicle Showcase in 2009. The City continues to encourage the EV movement with the installation of more chargers throughout San Francisco. There are now 600 public EV charging stations within City limits. Click on the link at the top of the page to search for current and planned stations throughout the U.S.

Workplace Charging

Aside from their homes, workplaces are where EV drivers spend most of their time. EVs are parked at the workplace for about 8 hours a day. Therefore, the workplace provides a tremendous opportunity for EV charging. Not only does workplace charging help ease the load on the electricity grid, but it also incentivizes employees, complements sustainability efforts, and signals corporate leadership. There are financial assistance opportunities available for workplaces to install EV charging stations, such as the California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVCS) Financing Program.

Workplace Charging Challenge (U.S. Department of Energy)

Residential Charging

Single Family Homes

Most EV drivers will want to charge their vehicles in the comfort and security of their own homes. To learn more about best practices for installing an EV charger in your home, visit the PG&E Plug-In Electric Vehicles Getting Started Guide.

Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs)

MUDs offer unique challenges to installing EV chargers. The Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative offers tools for residents to advocate for EV charging in their MUD, and guidelines, documents, case studies and more for property owners/managers considering installing EV chargers.

EV Charger Federal Incentives (U.S. Department of Energy)

EV Charger State Incentives (U.S. Department of Energy)

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