Make your community an EV destination

Economic growth and sustainability


EVs bring new business

Electric vehicle (EV) adoption in your community can help achieve cost saving, environmental and economic development goals.

Next time you’re out for a drive, look around to see if you can spot an EV. There are more than 1 million EVs on U.S. roads today, and that number is estimated to grow to more than 26 million by 2030.

EVs can help stimulate the economy and move your community to the next level.

  • Bring in new business. Install EV charging stations in your community to attract and retain innovative businesses looking to locate somewhere forward thinking and smart.
  • Save money with an electric fleet. Adopt EVs for your community fleet needs to help your bottom line. It can cost less than half to charge EVs than to fuel traditional gas- or diesel-powered vehicles. And, with fewer moving parts under the hood, maintenance typically costs significantly less.
  • Meet sustainability goals. Plug-in EVs produce fewer emissions than conventional gas- or diesel-powered vehicles. An increase in EV adoption and the installation of EV charging stations can help your community create a cleaner environment and meet sustainability goals. This will help keep businesses in your community and attract new companies.
  • Create jobs. Requests for cleaner, quieter vehicle options are growing. With high demand comes the need for supply. EV production requires additional jobs within the auto industry. And according to energyfuse.org, opportunities for workers of various backgrounds will grow as production continues to increase.

Power your community with EV charging


Installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use can make your community an EV destination. Visitors can charge their vehicles as they dine out, visit local shops and attractions, or just stop on their way through for a quick cup of coffee. Your community can provide a service that makes you stand out from the rest.

Choose from three types of electric vehicle supply equipment.

  • Level 1 charging provides power from a 120-volt plug. Most electric vehicles are supplied with a Level 1 charger by the auto manufacturer at the time of purchase. Visitors can simply plug their portable charger into any 120-volt outlet similar to one they'll find at home. However, Level 1 charging can take over a day to fully replenish a depleted battery and would be ideal for visitors staying for an extended period of time.
  • Level 2 charging stations use a 240-volt plug that require an outlet similar to the ones needed for washing machines and clothes dryers. These types of EV chargers require special installation. You can choose between a wall mount charger or a hardwired pedestal charger. You can choose a charger that has one or two ports. A Level 2 charging station can fully charge a partially completed battery in just four hours and can charge a depleted battery overnight.
  • Level 3 charging stations, also referred to as DC fast-charging stations, can fully restore most EV batteries in 45 to 60 minutes. They would be the most convenient for visitors as they charge at a rapid pace compared to Level 1 and 2 charging stations.

Find out more about hosting public charging stations.

Install a Level 2 EV charging station in your community and receive a rebate up to $1,500 per installation.

Download the community EV charging station rebate form for details and qualifications.

Are you interested in installing a Level 2 charging station at your home? Learn more.

Available funding: EV adoption for less


Incentives are available to help you purchase electric vehicles (EVs) or install EV supply equipment.

  • Receive a federal tax incentive* of up to $7,500 for a new, qualified, plug-in EV.
  • Get a rebate up to $1,500 for the purchase and installation of a Level 2 EV charging station.

Take advantage of these offers to make adopting EV technology more affordable for your community.

Find additional state and federal incentives where you live or contact your local Clean Cities Coalition.

* Tax credits are being phased out as sales volume increases. Timing varies by manufacturer. 

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