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ASSOCIATION OF BAY AREA GOVERNMENTS BAY AREA EV CORRIDOR PROJECT: PHASE I EVSE DEVELOPMENT

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The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), as part of the Bay Area Electric Vehicle (EV) Corridor Project, plans to establish the greater San Francisco Bay Area as an electric vehicle leader by accelerating the deployment of EV-ready infrastructure and EV-friendly policies and incentives. ABAG will install charging infrastructure throughout the nine-county Bay Area Region with an emphasis on 1) addressing the needs of the "garageless" EV driver, especially in densely populated cities, and 2) providing battery-electric vehicle (BEV) drivers with the ability to travel across and within the region without "range anxiety".

This project will install up to 340 charge points for the Region including 4 Direct Current (DC) Fast Chargers, 138 Level 1 and 198 Level 2 charge points. The charging installations will serve neighborhood electric vehicles, legacy EVs that take 110 volt connections, and new EVs that require 240 volt connectors. The DC fast chargers, were installed at two multi-unit family dwelling in San Francisco and at Benicia City Hall

Grant Amount

The Energy Commission will provide $1,493,165 in Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Transportation Program funds.

Match Funding

The team will provide match funding of $2,653,424.

Project Benefits

Battery electric vehicles are expected to displace over 430 gallons of gasoline and reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by over 4.6 metric tons per vehicle annually. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) will annually displace over 280 gallons of gasoline and reduce GHG emissions by 3 metric tons per vehicle. ABAG’s corridor project will help realize the petroleum and GHG reduction benefits that BEVs and PHEVs offer by substantially increasing charging opportunities in the Bay Area.

Grant Agreement Number: ARV-10-032

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