Invest in an electric vehicle and reduce your carbon footprint. You can conveniently charge your vehicle around the City of Richmond.
The electric vehicle charging station at the Richmond Art Center located at 2540 Barrett Ave. has saved 2,670 gallons of gasoline equivalent to 8,938 kg of greenhouses gases (GHG).
The City of Richmond recently submitted an EV Charger Demonstration grant application to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) requesting a DC fast charging station at the Richmond Swim Center located at 4300 Cutting Blvd., and a Level 2 charging station at the West Contra Costa Family Justice Center located at 256 24th St..
The 50kW DC fast charger with both a CHAdeMO and SAE combo connector can serve all electric vehicles with fast charging capabilities and can charge at a maximum of 200 miles of range per hour (RPH). The Level 2 charging station will offer a standard SAE J1772 charging port and can charge at a maximum rate of 25 miles of range per hour. These locations will increase access to publicly available EV charging stations within the City of Richmond.
Financing assistance to purchase fuel efficient vehicles
The California Air Resources Board and Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC), announced a pilot program offering residents in Richmond the opportunity to purchase fuel efficient, and ultra-clean vehicles. The program is open to residents with the following zipcodes: 94801, 94804, and 94806. Eligible vehicles include light-duty passenger vehicles that are either hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) at a battery electric vehicle (BEV) or fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). For used vehicles (HEV, PHEV, or zero-emission vehicles include BEV and FCEV), vehicles must be eight years old or newer with a combined fuel economy rating of at least 20 miles per gallon of fuel.
The Ways to Work program combines low-interest loans with financial education, budget consulting, and personalized management. The program offers auto purchase loans, auto repair loans, and auto refinancing. For eligibility and more information about the Ways to Work program, visit http://chdcnr.com/programs-services/ways-to-work/index.php
The City of Richmond’s RideMatch service – an interactive, on-demand system that helps you find carpools, vanpools, or bicycle partners. Create a profile to find commuters who have similar travel routes and patterns with whom you can share a ride. Then you can easily send potential rideshare partners an e-mail or give them a call.
Your information remains confidential. Only your name, phone number, home/work city and e-mail will be shared with potential partners. The ridematching service is powered by 511 Contra Costa and completely FREE.
Make a change from driving alone to carpooling, taking transit, bicycling, or walking for your work commute and 511 Contra Costa will reward you with the Drive Less Commuter Incentive Program. This incentive program is available for your home-to-work commute and/or work-to-home commute. Eligible participants will receive a $50 check sent to the mailing address. Visit http://511contracosta.org/commuterprogram/ to learn more about commuter incentives.
Reduce your stress from commuting, save money, reduced parking demand at work, and reduce traffic congestion. Follow the step by step tutorial to create a profile and find your carpool partner today and redeem your commuter incentive today.