In May 2021, most residential electricity customers in Alameda County were placed on Time of Use rates as part of a statewide transition to support more renewable energy. The transition included a year of bill protection, which has now concluded.Learn more
Driving electric supports the communities you serve
The transportation sector stubbornly remains the single largest contributor of health-impacting air pollutants in Alameda County. Electric vehicles are safe to drive — and boost the health of our communities. They also save drivers money: when paired with EBCE’s clean electricity, the cost to refuel electric vehicles can be a fraction of the cost of gasoline or diesel.
Light-duty electric vehicle charging station rebates
Alameda County Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Rebate: Launching December 1, 2021.
EBCE is making electric vehicle charging more accessible in Alameda County through a partnership with the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP). Save on Level 2 and DC fast charger purchases and installation costs with rebates for businesses, workplaces, apartment communities and more.
With this affordable EV charging opportunity, you can:
Boost property value
Attract more customers to your business
Increase dwell times at your business
Provide a green amenity to employees, tenants, and customers
Meet organizational sustainability goals
Program Budget: $17.3M
Program Launch: December 1st, 2021
Applications will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.
Many businesses and organizations can qualify
Owners, managers and authorized agents of the following property types can qualify for rebates.
Businesses and commercial properties
Public agency-owned properties
Higher education and K-12 school districts
Find your rebate
To learn more about the Alameda County Incentive Project and prepare to apply, visit CALeVIP.org.
If you are new to EV charging CALeVIP has created a list of service providers in your area to assist with developing an EV charging project for your site. To access that list, please visit calevip.org/find-an-evsp
The Alameda County Incentive Project is presented in partnership with the California Energy Commission and East Bay Community Energy.
Find additional incentives for light-duty passenger electric vehicles at Electric for All.
Medium and heavy-duty fleet electrification
Alameda and San Joaquin counties have among the highest volumes of commercial truck traffic in California. Electrifying your medium/heavy-duty fleet reduces air pollutants, saves money on fuel and maintenance costs, and improves community health. EBCE supports our commercial customers to reap the benefits of driving electric by:
Providing technical assistance to fleet operators
Connecting you with resources to simplify and speed up the transition to electric vans, buses and trucks.
Interested in electrifying your fleet? Let us know, we are here to help!
For more information about the most up- to- date vehicle and charging infrastructure incentives for medium and heavy-duty commercial fleets (on and off-road), visit:
California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP)
Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE)
Call for electric vehicle charging site hosts
Publicly accessible charging at commercial sites
EBCE is working to deploy even more charging stations to make it easier to drive electric. Do you have a commercial property with a parking lot or garage and are interested in hosting an EBCE electric car charger? Let us know!
Employee charging at workplaces
When charging at home isn’t possible, or if you need to “top off” before your commute home, workplace charging is a convenient option. EBCE supports our local workforce to drive electric by partnering with employers to make workplace charging more widely available.
If you are an employer who is interested, but has not implemented workplace charging yet, let us know!
Renewable energy for charging network providers
EBCE collaborates with charging networks providers to enable drivers to power their electric cars with 100% renewable energy.
EBCE has become the first load-serving entity in the state to receive approval from the California Air Resources Board to register its 100% renewable energy product (Renewable 100) as a certified pathway in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. This means that charging network providers can capture highly valuable Low Carbon Fuel Standard credits that were previously only accessible through the purchase of renewable energy credits.
If you are a charging network provider and are interested in opting your charging stations up to our Renewable 100 service, let us know!