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

  • California PEV Buying Guide: Resources for information on PEV, including rebates, incentives, and other information.
  • Plug-In Electric Vehicle Handbook for Consumers: Information that was developed by National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), regarding plug-in electric vehicles and vehicle charging equipment.
  • Plug-in Electric Vehicles: Resource page prepared by Pacific Gas & Electric on EV charging for residents and businesses, including an EV savings calculator, incentives, and charging station locator.
  • PlugStar Cars: Browse cars and estimate your incentives, costs, and environmental footprint. 
  • Drive Clean: A guide prepared by the California Air Resources Board that provides information and incentives for EV buyers and owners.
  • EV Solutions: A guide prepared by AeroVironment that provides information and tools for EV buyers and owners.
  • Center for Sustainable Energy: Plug-in & Get Ready - Electric vehicle resources for homeowners, businesses, local governments and installers.
  • Clean Vehicle Infrastructure: A guide prepared by San Francisco’s Department of the Environment.
  • City of Palo Alto Utilities: Provides information on city support of EVs and home charger installation for City of Palo Alto Utilities customers.
  • Go Electric Drive: A listing of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) product manufacturers or charging network administrators, and incentives locator.
  • Plugshare: Interactive EV charging maps for North America, with trip planner. 
  • U.S. Department of Energy: Alternative fueling station locator from the DOE.
  • Resources for Cities: For EV adoption in California by the California PEV Collaborative, a broad group including business, government, and environmental representatives.
  • Zero Emission Vehicle Program: Initiatives to support zero-emission vehicles by the California Air Resources Board.
  • Electric Vehicles: The Portland Way: EV strategy for Portland, Oregon.

Stakeholders and Organizations

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

Other Funding Programs

The California Air Resources Board has developed a comprehensive listing of funding and incentives that are available to PEV drivers. These listings include links to federal tax credits and California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project to help reduce the cost of buying PEVs, links to the California Clean Air Vehicle Decals - High Occupancy Vehicle Lane Usage that allows qualifying single-occupant PEV drivers free use of the carpool or High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) 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: 8/3/2023