Electric Vehicle Resource Center

Find resources for information about plug-in electric vehicles, charging stations, organizations supporting PEV adoption, and funding programs to expand PEV use.

Plug-in Electric Vehicle and Electric Vehicle Charging Resources

Stakeholders and Organizations

These stakeholders and organizations developed other program initiatives to support PEV adoption in the Bay Area.

  • Bay Area EV Coordinating Council: A forum to discuss PEV-related emerging trends and to share information about their experience in implementing best practices that support accelerated EV adoption within their community.
  • California Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Collaborative: A multi-stakeholder public-private effort, is working to ensure a strong and enduring transition to a plug-in electric vehiclePEV market in California. The Collaborative includes elected and appointed officials, automakers, utilities, infrastructure providers, environmental organizations and others.
  • Department of Energy Clean Cities: Strives to advance the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local decisions to adopt practices that contribute to the reduction of petroleum consumption.  In the Bay Area, there are three Clean Cities chapters:
  • Department of Energy: Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center: Provides a wide range of information and resources to enable the use of alternative fuels (as defined by the Energy Policy Act of 1992), in addition to other petroleum reduction options such as advanced vehicles, fuel blends, idle reduction, and fuel economy.
  • Plug-In America: A coalition of RAV4-EV drivers, former lessees of Honda EV+, GM EV1, Ford Ranger and Ford Th!nk City electric cars, and advocates of energy independence and clean air.
  • Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association (formerly SFEVA): A Bay Area non-profit educational, support and advocacy group for the promotion of electric vehicles.
  • Project Get Ready: A non-profit initiative led by Rocky Mountain Institute, in conjunction with a wide array of partners and technical advisers.
  • California Energy Commission: The Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program’s (ARFVTP) investments strategically target gaps in the energy innovation pipeline for the development and deployment of alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies to help meet the state's goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum dependence in the transportation sector.

Other Funding Programs

The California Air Resources Board has developed a comprehensive listing of funding and incentives that are available to PEV drivers. These listing include links to federal tax credits and state rebates to help reduce the cost of buying PEVs, links to the California DMV’s White and Green decal programs that allow qualifying single-occupant PEV drivers free use of the carpool or High Occupancy Vehicle (HOVs) lanes, information about incentives offered by utilities to reduce the cost of charging at home during off-peak hours, and more.

To learn more about additional incentives, rebates, and perks, visit the following pages:

  • Drive Clean: Find rebates, discounts, tax breaks and other incentives available in your area for clean technology vehicles.
  • California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP): A program to help speed the introduction of clean, low-carbon hybrid and electric trucks and buses by providing vouchers to help offset about half of the incremental cost for qualified vehicles.
  • California Energy Commission:  Find upcoming and current solicitations from the Energy Commission's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program’s (ARFVTP) for grant funds for electric vehicle and alternative fuels-related projects.
  • U.S. Department of Energy: Find federal and state laws and incentives for alternative fuels and vehicles, air quality, fuel efficiency, and other transportation-related topics.
Information provided on this webpage is for informational purposes only and content does not constitute approval by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.  

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Last Updated: 5/7/2015