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At least 129,000 public and workplace chargers

LA County has deployed 29,280 public and workplace chargers by the end of 2022, which is 23% of our goal. California has deployed 93,855, so 31% of California’s chargers are in LA County.

To accelerate the deployment of charging stations in California, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) funding to create CALeVIP, which offers city and regions incentives to install charging infrastructure to serve light-duty vehicles. In 2021, the CEC awarded an additional $30 million to expand the CALeVIP program. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has also approved various EV charging infrastructure incentive programs through the state’s electricity providers, providing rebates and other discounts. From 2025-2029, electricity providers in California will be able to access up to $1 billion in funding to support EV charging incentive programs. In December 2022, the CEC approved an additional $2.9 billion investment plan for zero-emission transportation infrastructure, including $900 million for light-duty vehicle chargers.

Current Value: 29,280

Goal: 129,000

Progress to Target

On Track


California is currently dedicating billions of dollars toward clean transportation options. Charging infrastructure has received its own allocation of nearly $2 billion from the state legislature to increase the number of chargers on the road to meet demands for state clean transportation goals.

TEP Progress and Milestones

2018’s Executive Order B-48-18 set a goal of 250,000 chargers throughout California (including 10,000 direct current fast chargers) by 2025.

In 2018, then-Governor Jerry Brown established the fast charger goal as part of an executive order on zero-emission vehicles (ZEV). Since that time, the number of fast chargers installed nearly quadrupled from 2,657 to more than 10,000 today – for a total of more than 93,000 public and private shared chargers in California.

In September 2023, Governor Newsom announced California achieved its goal of installing 10,000 fast chargers for electric vehicles more than a year ahead of schedule.

In December 2022, the CEC approved nearly $2 billion for EV charging infrastructure.

Partner Progress and Milestones

The City of LA has installed 150 Streetlight Chargers

The County of Los Angeles was awarded $6 Million through the CEC’s Convenient, High-Visibility, Low-Cost, Level 2 Charging (CHiLL-2) grant.

Since 2018, LADWP has provided over:

  • $100 Million in rebates for 21,563 Commercial EV charging stations
  • $3 Million in rebates for 5,161 Residential EV charging stations

Electrify America was awarded over $3 Million through the CEC’s Fast and Available Charging for All Californians (FAST) grant.

In 2023, BMW expanded its nationwide ChargeForward smart charging service, incentivizing electric vehicle charging during peak renewable energy times. The service, available to all electrified vehicle customers, uses region-specific carbon data. BMW is also part of a global alliance planning a fast-charging network with 30,000 chargers in the U.S. and Canada. The first U.S. stations are expected in summer 2024, followed by Canada.

The Electrify Santa Monica Rebate Program offers a standard rebate of $1,500 and an income-qualified rebate of $3,000 for EV Chargers in multifamily homes. The City also maintains a map of EV charging locations as a resource to residents and EV drivers looking for a charge.

Over the past three years, Culver City has issued EV charging station permits to residential and commercial properties, who collectively installed over 110 EV charging stations citywide.

Southern California Edison’s (SCE), through its innovative Charge Ready Transportation program, has successfully installed a total of 3,000 light-duty charging ports to date, providing a reliable and convenient charging network for EV owners across the region.

PCS Energy has installed approximately 22,000 chargers in Multi-Unit Dwellings (MUDs).

Historical Trend

How we measure progress

Workplace and public chargers are tracked based on Data compiled by the California Energy Commission. The CEC’s Zero Emission Vehicle Dashboard can be found here.

Date Source: October 2023