Together we can accelerate the transformation to
clean energy by ensuring that Electric Vehicles (EVs) and public fast
charging are accessible to all.

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In 2019, EVgo launched the Communities Charging for Change initiative to promote access to electric vehicle charging for all. Under this initiative, EVgo introduces the Equal Access Charging Hub program together with local partners to deploy new public fast charging hubs in California communities that bear a disproportionate pollution burden in San Diego, Los Angeles, and in the Bay Area.

Community Charging Hubs

Find the nearest EVGo fast charging station near you here!

Richmond, CA

Richmond Civic Center
325 Civic Center Plaza.

Anaheim, CA

Brookhurst Comminuty Center
2271 Crescent Ave.

San Diego, CA

Northgate Market
1410 S 43rd St

Richmond, CA

Mechanic’s Bank
201 41st St

Inglewood, CA

Judith and Thomas L.
Beckman YOLA Center
101 S. La Brea Ave

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San Leandro, CA

Lucky Supermarket
1300 Fairmont Dr

Oakland, CA

Lafayette Square
610 10th Street

What types of EVs are there?

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV): are powered completely by electricity and do not produce tailpipe emissions.

Plug-in Hybrids (PHEV): have both a gasoline or diesel engine and an electric motor and rechargeable battery. PHEVs can drive 10 – 40 miles on electricity before using the gas engine.

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV): primarily runs on gas with support from electricity. HEVs do not charge but are more fuel efficient than cars with conventional gas engines.

Learn more about the types of electric vehicles available here.

 

How far do EVs go?

It depends on the type of EV! While most electric vehicles can drive 100 miles before needing a charge, some models currently available offer 250 miles of range (3-4 hours) or more.7

 

How much time does it take to charge your EV?

There are different charging levels available to power your battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid.

Level 1 charging uses a standard wall outlet and all EVs come with the standard cord that can be used. It is the slowest option but works best for home charging and is usually done overnight and charges at 3-5 miles per hour.

Level 2 charging uses a 240 volt outlet and works well for overnight or workplace charging and charges at 15-30 miles an hour.

Level 3 charging (DC fast charging) allows you to recharge in the shortest time. You can charge your EV to reach 80% capacity in under 30 minutes.

Watch this video here or go here to learn more.

 

Are there programs to help lower the cost of electric vehicles?

Yes! The cost of EVs and the vehicle options are expanding, check out Electric for All’s which car is right for you” tool: https://www.electricforall.org/which-car-is-right/

California offers multiple programs to help low income drivers afford electric vehicles. Learn more here about programs to help you afford an electric vehicle and use this calculator here to find how much you can save in your area.

Below are CA programs you might consider:

Clean Vehicle Assistance Program

California residents with qualifying incomes can apply for a grant to purchase or lease a new or used hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric vehicle.

  • Applicants may receive up to $5,000 for a battery electric vehicle.
  • Applicants can also apply to receive $2,000 for a charging station at home.
  • Applicants must wait to receive their grant before purchasing a vehicle.
  • Call 1-559-271-1957 or email cleanvehicles@beneficialstate.org to learn more.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Program

California residents with qualifying incomes can receive up to $7,000 to purchase or lease a new battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.

  • Applicants must apply for rebates within 3 months after purchasing or leasing an eligible vehicle.
  • Call 866-984-2532 or email cvrp@energycenter.org to learn more.
  • Note: if you plan to lease or purchase a new electric vehicle, you can apply to receive assistance from both the Clean Vehicle Assistance and Clean Vehicle Rebate programs.

 

How does maintenance of an EV Differ from a Gas-Powered Car?

EVs require almost no maintenance, but it’s a good idea to check your tires, cabin air filter, windshield wiper and brake fluid, and gearbox oil every now and then. Learn more, on the EVgo blog.

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Contact & Support

We’re here to help anytime you need us. Reach out to us online: support@evgo.com