California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project


The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) administers the largest EV infrastructure incentive program of its kind in the nation: the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP).

CALeVIP works with local governments and community partners to incentivize Level 2 and DC fast chargers at businesses, workplaces, apartment buildings, condominiums and public agencies. CALeVIP is designed with a goal of at least 50% of incentives reaching low-income and/or disadvantaged communities. Thirteen regional projects, customized to local needs and priorities, have been launched in 36 counties.

The project is funded by a $200 million block grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) and $40 million from community partners recruited by CSE. In 2021, the CEC awarded CSE up to $250 million in additional funding to continue the work.

“CSE’s work on the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) is enabling more of our customers to enjoy the benefits of electric vehicles through incentives for installing publicly available charging. We value CSE’s deep expertise and data-driven approach to decarbonization," Kathleen Hughes, Senior Division Manager, Silicon Valley Power


Program at a Glance

Program Goals

Improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in California by increasing EV adoption through expanding charging networks

CSE's Role

Deploy EV charging effectively, efficiently and equitably by developing regional projects, recruiting funding partners, and marketing and issuing incentives to qualified program applicants


EV Charging Infrastructure

Key Partners

California Energy Commission, Fuels and Transportation Division

State Policies Supported

California ZEV Action Plan, Clean Transportation Program

Impact Statement

Expand publicly available EV chargers to support the state goal of phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035 to reduce emissions that harm the environment and human health