The City of Fullerton recognizes the global and local benefits of electric vehicles (EVs) and is committed to supporting the transition to clean transportation. As EVs become increasingly popular, Fullerton is proud to offer its residents and visitors a growing infrastructure of charging stations and other resources to facilitate the adoption of these sustainable vehicles. Read more about federal, state, and local EV incentives below.
Charging away from home is becoming easier every day! Fullerton partners with ChargePoint for various chargers throughout downtown and the civic center area.
EV Charging at Fullerton City Hall: Five Level 2 stalls are available at the Fullerton City Hall. Users will need to set up a ChargePoint account(link is external) to use the chargers. Rates are subject to change and are currently $0.30/kWh For Level 2 charging.
EV Charging at SOCO Parking Structure: There are five Level 2 EV chargers at the SOCO Parking structure. To use the EV chargers, simply scan the QR code on the chargers and make a payment through the portal or utilize the ChargePoint app.
Rebates and Incentives
Federal EV Tax Credit(link is external): Through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, you can receive a tax credit of up to $7,500 when you purchase a qualifying electric vehicle for which final assembly occurred in North America. Additional guidance from the IRS(link is external).
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project(link is external): Offers rebates from $1,000 to $7,000 for the purchase of a new EV or plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). Low-income residents may be eligible for higher incentive rebates.
Clean Vehicle Assistance Program(link is external): Provides grants and affordable financing to help income-qualified households purchase a new or used EV. You can receive up to $5,000 for the purchase of an EV or a PHEV and up to $2,000 for home charging infrastructure.
Clean Fuel Reward(link is external): Receive up to $750 for the purchase or lease of an eligible new EV or PHEV at participating automotive retailers.
Consumer Assistance Program(link is external): Retire a gas vehicle at a BAR-contracted dismantler and receive $1,000. Income-eligible residents can receive $1,500.
HOV Lane Access(link is external): Receive a Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decal for an EV, which allows single occupancy use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV, also known as carpool) lanes.
SCE EV Rebate Program(link is external): Southern California Edison (SCE) offers rebates from $1,000 to $4,000 for the purchase of a used EV. Lower-income residents are eligible for higher incentive rebates.
EV Home Charging Electric Rates: Both SCE and Orange County Power Authority (OCPA) offer rates that can help you save money on your electric bill when you charge your EV at home. SCE TOU-D-PRIME(link is external) and OCPA TOU-EV-1(link is external) offer low off-peak Time of Use (TOU) rate plans designed specifically for homes utilizing EV charging.
Charge Ready Program(link is external): SCE provides business and property owners financial incentives, infrastructure, and technical support to facilitate the installation and maintenance of EV charging stations at their multi-family buildings, public sector, or business locations.
South Coast AQMD EV Charging Incentive(link is external): The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) provides rebates for the cost of residential EV chargers. The program provides up to a $250 rebate or the cost of the charger, whichever is lower. Low-income residents can qualify for a rebate of $500 or the cost of the charger, whichever is lower.
South Coast AQMD Replace Your Ride(link is external): Receive up to $9,500 when you replace your older, high-polluting vehicle with a newer, cleaner vehicle.
Visit Drive Clean California(link is external) to customize your EV incentive search to your needs!
Find Your Electric Vehicle
This webpage from SCE(link is external) can help guide you through some of the factors to consider when you decide to switch to an EV, like your daily commute, the number of cars in your household, access to home charging, and what types of incentives are available to you.
Additionally, you can search and compare types of EVs on the SCE website(link is external) and the U.S. Department of Energy website(link is external). You can also search and compare types of home chargers(link is external).
Home Charger Installation
If you are looking to install an EV charger at your residence, please reference the following resources for a safe and compliant installation:
- Our Building & Safety division of the Community & Economic Development Department provides guidelines for the installation of home EV charging.
- You can find additional recommendations on how to charge at home on SCE’s webpage(link is external).