Level 2

  • Allocated Rebate Funding: $24,040,000
  • Number of Connectors Installed: 256
  • CEC Rebates Issued: $884,059
  • Total Project Costs: $2,355,954

DC Fast Chargers

  • Allocated Rebate Funding: $49,460,000
  • Number of Chargers Installed: 97
  • CEC Rebates Issued: $6,173,688
  • Total Project Costs: $9,552,862

The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) addresses regional needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout California while supporting state goals to improve air quality, combat climate change and reduce petroleum use.

Funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and implemented by the Center for Sustainable Energy(CSE), CALeVIP provides incentives for EV charger installations and works with local partners on projects that support regional EV needs for Level 2 and direct current fast charging (DCFC). These statewide efforts provide a streamlined process for cost-effective charger installions that can reduce significant gaps in charging availability.

It is the CEC’s goal to be as transparent as possible and provide the public with the data resulting from CALeVIP installations. The following graphs show aggregated cost data, collected by CSE, from completed CALeVIP installations that received final rebate payment. The cost information summarizes charger unit cost, total charger cost, rebate payment issued, and the cost and rebate per kilowatt (kW) installed. The cost information does not break down all costs associated with installation, nor does it include funding from other sources. Eligible costs for a CALeVIP rebate include, but are not limited to, charging equipment, installation labor, utility upgrades, electrical panels, trenching, conduits with pull ropes (commonly known as a “make-ready”), battery storage, networking agreements, extended warranties, signage, striping, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, and demand management systems. Excluded costs include, but are not limited to, permit fees and solar photovoltaic systems. The term “unit cost” is defined as the direct cost of a single charger or one electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE). The unit cost does not include expenses such as taxes, shipping, mounting kits, or wiring harnesses.

CALeVIP projects may include funds from partners such as utilities, Community Choice Aggregation entities, and air quality management districts. As partner funds are included in rebates, CALeVIP will update the text and graphs to show partner contributions.

This webpage serves as a temporary tool to share information. CSE will have an expanded version of this tool on the CALeVIP site that will go into more depth on the costs associated with CALeVIP installations. This webpage uses preliminary data from early CALeVIP incentive projects and does not include data from every incentive project. Currently, the charts only include data from the Fresno County and Southern California incentive projects. These projects cover the period from December 2017 to February 2020. It is important to note that the Level 2 rebate levels for the incentive projects can vary by project. Updates to the charts will occur as more data becomes available.

Data last updated: April 30, 2020. Posted on June 22, 2020.

The bar graph shows the average rebate paid per rated kW, the average unit cost per rated kW, and the average total project cost per rated kW installed by charging type: Level 2 and Direct Current (DC) fast charger.