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. More than half of the funding invested so far has gone to support EV chargers in low-income and/or disadvantaged communities. The 13th regional project launches in 2022.

The project is funded by a $200 million block grant from the California Energy Commission and $40 million from community partners recruited by CSE.


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


Electric Vehicles (EVs)
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