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July 22, 2022

Plugging into the CALeVIP EV Charger Incentive Program – Multifamily Properties

When it comes to installing EV charging infrastructure in Northern California, finding the balance between exploding demand and cost is always a major consideration for commercial and multifamily property owners. Owners often think installing proactively to prepare for future demand will cost more, when in fact installing today is often the most cost effective strategy. Local, state, and national EV charger rebate and incentive programs can offset large portions of the cost but won’t be around forever. At Chargie, we specialize in finding the best programs to plug into to provide our clients with EV charging stations at little to no out of pocket costs.

The Edge, an apartment complex in the heart of Fremont, CA, partnered with Chargie for its EV charger needs. This three-story multifamily property was built in 1971 with 138 units and 300 parking spaces on site. This project consisted of 10 Level 2 chargers installed and networked on the property and with Chargie’s help, The Edge saved $55,000 through the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) incentive program.

CALeVIP tackles the need for EV charging infrastructure statewide while also combating other environmental goals the state sets. Their efforts provide an efficient system to install chargers and eliminate the charging gaps across California. CALeVIP receives funds from the California Energy Commission to work with local partners and offer grants to EV charger projects while motivating Californians to contemplate purchasing EVs.

While it may seem straightforward, rebate programs like CALeVIP can be complex and time consuming for property owners and managers to navigate and apply for on their own. After helping over 1,000 properties with their EV charging projects, Chargie can ensure your property isn’t missing out on similar rebates and incentives. From applying to the programs and submitting the required paperwork to installing the charging stations and getting them approved, Chargie handles everything. With Chargie, property owners get a truly turnkey partner, and residents, tenants and visitors get simple, intuitive charging.