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Planning on installing an electric vehicle charger in your home?

One of the benefits of purchasing or leasing an electric vehicle (EV) is being able to charge it in the convenience of your home. The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) provides resources, advice, and rebates to customers for additional capacity fees due to the installation EV chargers in their homes.              

80% of EV charging occurs at home 

Installing an EV Charger in your home


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Utility Service Capacity Fee Rebate 

Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger may require upgrading the electric service capacity to your home. The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is offering a Utility Service Capacity Fee Rebate program to help residents install EV chargers.

If you have applied for an EV charger permit and received notice that your home’s EV charger installation will result in electric service fees that are over and above standard electric service connection fees directly related to EV charger installation, due to the need to upgrade the City’s transformer, then you may be eligible for a rebate of up to $10,000.


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CONTACT FOR: General EV Questions

Phone: (650) 329-2241

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