North Bay Business Journal
California is on pace to be about 50,000 electric vehicle chargers short of its goal to have 250,000 in place to service 5 million zero-emission cars envisioned to be on the road by 2030, a new report shows.
Across its service area, MCE (Marin Clean Energy) has installed 850 level-2 charging ports, which uses a 240-volt power source capable of providing a range of 10- to 20 miles of power per charge. Another 350 ports in the works. The utility company has undergone the extensive effort for three years.
“MCE’s EV charging infrastructure program has shown that we can deliver affordable projects, saving customers money and making charging more widespread,” spokeswoman Jenna Tenney told the Business Journal.
To the east, Sonoma Clean Power allows for breaks on monthly bills to customers in Sonoma and Mendocino counties if they sign up to have free charging stations installed through its Grid Savvy program.
Sonoma Clean Power has assisted with submitting 432 applications for its customers wanting to access the CalEVIP program, with another 36 pending.
According to the commission, more than 73,000 chargers statewide have been installed to date, with an additional 123,000 planned within the next four years.