Here's one thing we can't do—leave underserved communities behind as California transitions to a future of electric cars. But that's what's happening. Today, more than 50% of our state can't access affordable electric vehicle (EV) charging. Unfortunately, this impacts the same communities who stand to benefit the most: low-income communities of color in high-pollution cities.
Building on our success in 2022 to enact Senate Bill 1230—which will make EVs more affordable for low-income drivers—we've introduced new legislation in partnership with Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (Los Angeles). SB 823 will provide residents who can't charge their EV at home with a "Discounted Charging Payment Card" which will ensure they can use public charging infrastructure at an affordable price—just in time for the 250,000 new chargers coming from Federal infrastructure investment.
Your donation can shift the paradigm of EV charging so that a future with clean cars benefits ALL Californians. Please join us, and Be The Charge!