The benefits of driving a clean vehicle such as a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV), or zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) include significant reduction in pollutive emissions, improved local air quality, and usually a significant savings over time on fuel costs.
Fremont is home to a large number of electric vehicle owners - over 5,800 EVsas of September 2017. With just 14% of Alameda County's overall population, Fremont residents own 32% of all of the electric vehicles that have been purchased within the County. In fact, Fremont's 94539 zip code is home to more EV drivers than any other zip code in California!
Fremont is adding EV charging infrastructure to accommodate this growth, and many homeowners and businesses are installing their own EV chargers. Find out more about permitting on the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permits page.
Clean & Electric Vehicle Resources
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
Administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy for the California Air Resources Board, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers up to $2,500 in electric vehicle rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV), and zero-emissions motorcycles (ZEM). Apply online for a CVRP Rebate.
Federal Tax Incentives Information Center FuelEconomy.Gov is the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. Its Tax Incentives Information Center provides information about current and past tax credits for plug-in electric and all-electric vehicles.
PlugShare Station Locator PlugShareis a free applicationthat allows drivers to find publicly accessible EV charging station locations, identify charging session fees, and determine whether a charging station is currently in-use.