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

Residential Curbside Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot

The City of Berkeley is offering this innovative Residential Curbside Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Pilot, the first of its type in the nation, to allow residents who currently 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

Status
As of November 6, 2017, this Pilot is not accepting new applications (Initial Inquiries) for processing. Please contact Sarah Moore in the City of Berkeley's Office of Energy and Sustainable Development at smoore@cityofberkeley.info or (510) 981-7494, if you have questions or interest in this Pilot.

Pilot BasicsEV curbside
This Pilot will permit up to 25 curbside EV charging stations on a first-come, first-serve basis over 3 years.  A grant from The 11th Hour Project, a program of the Schmidt Family Foundation, is available to reduce permit fees (by up to $2,000) for applicants that qualify for curbside installations and complete their permitting, while funding remains. The Pilot will conclude in December 2017.

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 and authorize this Pilot can be found at Resolution No. 66,707-N.S

Steps to Participate

  1. Review the Pilot Manual
  2. Complete and submit an Initial Inquiry Form. Due to The 11th Hour Project funding, there is currently no applicant fee for this submission.
  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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