The (San Francisco) Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors approved $5 million to support further development of a regional electric vehicle charging infrastructure program in the Bay Area.

The electric vehicle charging stations and home chargers are part of the Air District’s Spare the Air program intended to make owning an electric vehicle in the Bay Area a viable option for residents.

The Air District is working to support at-home electric vehicle charging and to establish a network of accessible charging sites. The program will leverage up to $5 million in Air District funds to support electric vehicle charging infrastructure grants including:

  • 3,000 home chargers at single family and multi-family dwellings
  • 2,000 public chargers at employer and high-density parking areas
  • 50 fast chargers within close proximity to highways

In the Bay Area, the transportation sector accounts for more than 50% of air pollution.