The CALeVIP program has a specific mandate for the incentive and funding of electrical vehicle infrastructure for the state of California. Let’s evaluate some of the important details surrounding the incentive program.
What is CALeVIP Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program?
The Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Progam (ARFVTP) is a government subsidized program for building California’s electric vehicle infrastructure by AB 8 (Perea, Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013) extends Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Progam (ARFVTP) through January 1, 2024.
The program is set to receive up to $100 million per year to conduct the following:
- Transform California’s energy transportation market into a diverse collection of alternative fuels and technologies by reducing California’s reliance on petroleum.
- Develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies.
The Energy Commission adopted a resolution on April 8, 2015, to firmly commit to:
- Increase participation of women, minority, disabled veteran and LGBT business enterprises in program
- Increase outreach and participation by disadvantaged
- Increase diversity in participation at Energy Commission proceedings
- Increase diversity in employment and promotional opportunities
Let’s get into some history of the California EV program.
The background on the CALeVIP program includes the following timeline:
- Released solicitation November 2016
- Awarded recipient CSE February 17, 2017
- Agreement Executed June 27, 2017
- Fresno County Incentive Project launched December 2017
- Southern California Incentive Project launched August 2018
The goals of the program include the ability to implement targeted incentive projects throughout California to address a specific region’s electric vehicle charging needs.
Also, the program sets out to provide a mechanism that speeds up the installation, report and funding needs. This should help improve energy efficiency efforts across the state.
What constitutes a CALeVIP project? There are actually two different programs in the state of California for electric vehicle infrastructure. There is the Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP), which is an incremental program to the CALeVIP program.
Let’s evaluate the total funding for projects and the difference between CALeVIP and incentive projects.
CALeVIP vs Incentive Projects
The breakdown of difference between the program and incentive based projects include the following:
- CALeVIP = Home for all Incentive Projects
- Incentive Project = Geographical targeted project
There are total active projects of approximately $33 million and availability of up to $200 million in future funding. Southern California Incentive Projects (SCIP) have different payments and incentive mandates for the following counties:
- Los Angeles County
- Orange County
- Riverside County
- San Bernandino County
Have you considered an electrical vehicle (EV)? Let us know what you think we missed on the different incentive programs for renewable and electric vehicle infrastructure in California.
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