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Office of Energy & Sustainable Development (OESD)
Office of Energy & Sustainable Development (OESD)

Electrical Vehicle Charging

NEW! The City of Berkeley is currently developing its first Electric Vehicle (EV) Roadmap, a plan to increase equitable access to EVs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with transportation. Public responses from a recent survey on travel needs and perspectives on clean transportation options (including electric bikes, scooters, buses, and car sharing) can be found here. Additional opportunities to provide input for the EV Roadmap will be available; details will be shared on this webpage.

A plug-in EV operates partially or exclusively on electricity from an on-board battery and can be plugged in to recharge the battery. The City of Berkeley is working to make it easier to drive and charge an EV in our community, as EVs provide many benefits, including better air quality and reduced emissions.Electric Car Icon  

Transitioning the automotive transportation sector to electricity, and continuing to clean the electrical supply with renewable sources such as solar energy, is an important component of achieving our community's ambitious Climate Action Plan goals. Driving an EV eliminates tailpipe emissions and powering the car with 100% carbon-free electricity, available from East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), our local energy supplier, can also eliminate the associated greenhouse gas emissions.

Public Charging - Websites that map EV charging stations:

Home Charging - Most EV charging occurs at home, either with Level 1 (120 volt) or Level 2 (240 volt) charging. Resources for residents:

Non-Residential Charging - The City of Berkeley encourages businesses and other non-residential buildings to install charging stations for employee, customer, and public use:

Other Resources

Additional Resources for Lower Income Drivers

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