RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS

Drive Electric and Save

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Electric cars are the simplest way to reduce the environmental and human health impacts of driving. EBCE connects our customers with information, incentives, and rebates that make it easy and cost-effective to Drive Electric.

Give a boost to healthy communities

The transportation sector stubbornly remains the single largest contributor of health-impacting air pollutants in Alameda County. Driving electric is safe and fun — and allows you to contribute to meeting state and local air quality objectives that benefit us all. It also saves money: when paired with EBCE’s clean electricity, the cost to refuel an electric car can be a fraction of the cost of gasoline or diesel. And incentives, rebates, and other perks like carpool passes apply to those who qualify.

Electric Car Basics & Models

There are three different types of electric cars designed to meet different driving needs: all-electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric.

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Incentives & Perks

Find the most up-to-date electric car and charging infrastructure incentives and perks at Electric for All.

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Charging Your Electric Car

Imagine never stopping at a gas station again — and instead having an unlimited supply of fuel available at home or anywhere else you normally park.

Home charging

EBCE offers residential rates for electric car drivers, providing you a cost-effective way to charge your car at home. Our time-of-use rates make driving electric more affordable when you charge in off-peak hours, and also help to support the grid by shifting charging loads away from times of the day when usage is high, such as early evening.

Choose Renewable 100 for 100% renewable and carbon-free energy sourced from solar and wind power. Opt up to Renewable 100 here.

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Charging for renters

Nearly 50% of residents in Alameda County are renters in older buildings without charging infrastructure. EBCE is here to help. We are working to provide technical assistance and resources to multi-family property owners and managers to increase renters’ access to charging stations.

Interested in getting chargers installed at your apartment building? Help connect us with your property manager by filling out the form below!

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Workplace charging

Workplace charging is a convenient option when charging at home isn't possible, or if you need to “top off” before your commute. EBCE supports our local workforce to drive electric by partnering with employers to make workplace charging more widely available.

If your employer has not implemented workplace charging yet, let us know! Fill out the from below. EBCE will assess the parking area potential for workplace charging and reach out to offer technical assistance to the property owner/manager.

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Public charging

There are more than 1,300 public charging ports in Alameda County. EBCE is working to deploy even more stations to make it easier to Drive Electric, especially when charging at home isn’t an option.

Need to find a public charging station? The PlugShare app can help you find charging options when and where you need it, and enable you to search by charging speed and tell you if the chargers are currently available.

You may need a subscription to charge at certain stations, so plan ahead and do your research before hitting the road.


Having trouble accessing charging stations?

If you’ve found it hard to access charging stations and have a specific location where you’d like to see them installed, let us know!

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