Low Income Assistance For EV Charging
Affordable EV charging solutions to communities all over the US
AmpUp believes that access to clean energy and related technology should be shared by all. According to a report from the Edison Electric Institute and the Institute for Electric Innovation, the number of electric vehicles on American roads will reach 18.7 million by 2030. To support this growth, we will need to have at least 9.6 million charge ports distributed across the country. As the industry gets busy building in coming years, AmpUp is strongly advocating that the distribution of this new infrastructure meets both the demand and need of all communities regardless of income.
Today, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Low Income Assistance Program.
For site hosts that want to install EV charging stations in low income areas AmpUp will waive fees where the average energy burden, as a percentage of income, is greater than 5%. The program is open to the first 100 applicants on a first-come first-serve basis.
While we rely on income-based metrics at this time, we hope to learn and modify our program to incorporate marginalized communities who struggle with environmental injustices, lack of access to political participation, and other challenges to infrastructure and clean energy equality. Interested participants can learn more on this downloadable flyer or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who qualifies for the program?
The program utilizes the U.S. Department of Energy’s Low-income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) tool to determine eligibility. Designed by the Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, this tool uses U.S. Census data to create an understanding of the burden of energy costs on consumers and households. We are happy to assist interested participants in determining eligibility using this tool and will review projects on a case-by-case basis.
What other benefits do I get for participating?
Interested participants can get started by learning more on this downloadable flyer or by emailing email@example.com. We encourage you to share this program with those you believe could benefit from low income assistance for EV charing, and welcome any feedback you have on both the program. We look forward to hearing from you on delivering reliable and affordable EV solutions across the country.
- The AmpUp Team