Electric Vehicle Readiness
Substantial electrification of the transportation sector (along with great improvements in energy efficiency and a decarbonization of the electricity gird) is required to meet climate targets that have been adopted in California.1
Berkeley Lab's first step in electric vehicle readiness is to make a small number of parking spaces with safe access to existing 120V outlets available to Berkeley Lab staff for charging of personal electric vehicles. Staff must pay for the electricity used.
Please contact email@example.com for an EV Charging Only permit to begin charging.
The next steps in the program will be to assess charging demand and develop additional opportunities for Level 1 and Level 2 charging. As a partner in the Department of Energy's EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge the Lab has prepared a plan for expansion of EV charging.
EV Charging Only Permits
An overview of the staff electric vehicle charging program is available here.
A map of approved charging locations is available here. Charging is only allowed in approved locations.
Help make the limited number of charging locations available for the greatest number of users
Please contact Sustainable Berkeley Lab (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about EV Readiness.
Note 1: See The Technology Path to Deep Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts by 2050: The Pivotal Role of Electricity, Williams et al, in Science, 6 January 2012: 335 (6064), 53-59.