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Residential Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot

From December 2014-2020, the City of Berkeley offered this innovative Residential Curbside Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Pilot, the first of its type in the nation, to allow residents who lack off-street parking a means of charging their EVs at home. For information about other electric vehicle (EV) charging options in Berkeley, see www.cityofberkeley.info/EVcharging

As of January 1, 2021, the pilot has ended and applications are no longer being accepted.

Pilot Basics

EV curbside

This Pilot permits new on-site charging space and up to 25 curbside EV charging stations on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The installation of residential curbside EV charging stations will only be considered when on-site opportunities do not exist and cannot be created. Pilot applicants may be directed to a process for creating a new space on their property for EV charging.

Applicants will purchase and install charging stations at their expense, either on their property or at the curb. The street parking adjacent to any curbside EV charging station installed through this Pilot will remain available to all vehicles. 

Additional detail on the actions of the City Council and Commissions to support, authorize and extend this Pilot can be found at Resolution No. 66,707-N.S., Resolution No. 68,345-N.S., and Resolution No. 68,346-N.S.

Steps to Participate

  1. Review the Pilot Manual
  2. Submit a completed Application Form
  3. The City of Berkeley will make a determination of whether a new on-site space for EV charging or a curbside EV charging station is appropriate. This determination will direct the next steps in the Pilot process.

Questions? Please see the Pilot Manual for full details. For additional questions, contact Sarah Moore in the City of Berkeley's Office of Energy and Sustainable Development at smoore@cityofberkeley.info or (510) 981-7494.

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