Virginia is moving into the fast lane on electric vehicles (EVs). The Commonwealth approved measures to adopt new vehicle emissions standards and EV sales targets; legislators are looking for ways to fund EV adoption incentives; and, a recent study by ACEEEE gave Virginia the highest marks of any state in the southeast on transportation electrification. New EV infrastructure is needed to support this market movement.
There are a number of incentives to support the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) in Virginia. Municipalities, property managers, and other infrastructure interests can explore them to ensure they are ready to support this growing market segment.
- Greenspot is installing 24 e-Mobility hubs consisting of 6 Level 2 chargers in Virginia, DC, Maryland and West Virginia as a part a three-year federal program. Contact Joe Desimone at email@example.com.
- EVMatch is installing EV charging stations at multifamily residential units in Virginia as part of the Rural Reimaged project. Contact Heather Hochrein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Volta Charging offers free charging stations at shopping centers and other commercial areas. The stations feature large screens and complimentary charging covered by advertising revenue. Contact Mike Dennehy at email@example.com.
- Electrify America, headquartered in Reston, VA, is deploying charger depots and DC Fast Chargers. The company is expanding its charger network in Virginia and throughout the country. EA added Virginia to its kilowatt-hour pricing program, simplifying billing for customers. To become a site host, visit https://www.electrifyamerica.com/realestate/.
- Rural Reimagined: Rural communities in Virginia are eligible for free DCFC and Level 2 EV charging equipment and discounted installation. Contact Matt Wade at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Procurement Contracts. For Virginia municipalities and other government entities, check here or Virginia Clean Cities can help to determine if your EVSE procurement could be included in existing state or rideable contracts.
- Blink Charging is installing 200 networked 19.2 kWh L2 Chargers in Virginia, DC, Maryland and West Virginia as a part a three-year federal program. Each charger can provide 19.2 kwh or about 65 miles of charge per hour. Contact Steve Laurenson at SLaurenson@blinkcharging.com. These 200 ports are identified and there is now a waiting list.
- Dominion Level 2 Charging Program: Dominion Energy’s Level 2 Charging Program offers a comprehensive solution for establishing level 2 EV charging infrastructure. Within this initiative, Dominion handles the installation and upkeep of level 2 charging stations tailored to your business, parking facility, or multi-family community. Provides participants to a 50% initial incentive or 100% for participants in disadvantaged communities. Visit their site here to learn more.
- Dominion Fleet Charging Program: Provides participants to a 50% initial incentive for the development and setup of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, commonly known as the ‘make-ready’ phase. Subsequently, customers can conveniently manage the residual expenses through monthly on-bill payments. For more information, please visit Dominion’s site here.
- Local Incentive: Charlottesville EV Charging Infrastructure Grant: The City created the Program to support an increase of public EV charging stations in Charlottesville located near commercial and retail activities, easily accessible from entrance routes, and managed with reasonable rates and hours of use.
- Local Incentive: Charge Up Fairfax County supports HOAs in identifying and overcoming challenges, both technical and financial, to on-site EV charging for residents and their guests. Homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium owners associations (COAs) can receive incentives for installation of EV charging station.
For all the latest state laws and incentives in Virginia visit our Laws & Incentives page on our website.
Virginia Clean Cities helps stakeholders to take advantage of these and other incentives. We also work with individual EV drivers to help ensure they have the resources they need. Please email us if we can help you in any way!