California Lays Out How it Plans to Spend $6 Million to Grow its Charging Infrastructure

California Lays Out How it Plans to Spend $6 Million to Grow its Charging Infrastructure

While California clearly leads the nation in charging station installs, the state isn't going to sit back and relax while other states try to play catch up.

It's Not Easy to Find a Charger at Most Multi-Unit Dwellings

It's Not Easy to Find a Charger at Most Multi-Unit Dwellings

California has a new focus now with this latest announcement that it's offering a $6-million competitive grant solicitation to charge up its infrastructure.

Part of the focus this time is on bolstering the number of charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings (apartments and condominiums).

As the chart shows above, the money will be doled out across several different categories, which are explained below:

Destination Charging: This category is for destinations that attract drivers that travel “medium-to-long” distances from their home.  Vehicles tend to be parked here for more than one hour.

Corridor Charging: Corridor charging covers freeway and/or highway travel.

Workplace Charging: No explanation required.

Multi-Unit Dwellings: Includes a broad range of buildings from condominiums to high-rise apartments. MUDs could have private parking for each unit, a lot to park in or even streetside parking.

While destination and corridor charging is quite common in California, workplace and multi-unit charging is less so.  It's out belief that these two areas should be focused on intensely over the coming years to promote EV adoption, so "thanks" goes to California for getting it right again.

Source: Green Car Congress