Bear Valley Transportation Electrification Program

A key component to greater electric vehicle (EV) adoption in California is establishing their reliability for vacation and recreation travel outside of urban centers to rural and mountainous areas. This project for the Bear Valley Electrical Service in San Bernardo County introduces public charging infrastructure and favorable utility rates in a major recreational destination within driving range for millions of visitors living in an air basin with severe pollution.

CSE is directing two pilot programs to demonstrate the effectiveness of providing incentives for make-ready EV charging infrastructure at recreation destinations and time-of-use electricity rates for EV owners as well as public education, marketing and outreach.

Program at a Glance