Fremont is home to a large number of electric vehicle owners - over 4,200as of May 2016. With just 14% of Alameda County's overall population, Fremont residents own 32% of all of the electric vehicles that have been purchased within the County. In fact, Fremont's 94539 zip code is home to more EV drivers than any other zip code in California!
Benefits of Driving a Clean Vehicle
Driving a clean vehicle such as a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV), or zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) can have a significant impact on the environment, as well as result in significant savings spent on fuel.
The first chart below demonstrates the annual emissions of an HEV, PHEV, or EV in our region (assuming those vehicles are charged from PG&E's grid) compared to a conventional gas vehicle (assuming 27.6 MPG). By choosing an electric vehicle over a conventional gas vehicle, you can reduce your vehicle emissions by one third. Note that the emissions would be even lower for an electric vehicle if it were to be charged at home with solar energy.
The second chart shows how much a 100-mile trip would cost in each of these vehicles, assuming the national average cost of electricity of $0.11/kWh of electricity and $3.69/gallon of gasoline. An electric vehicle costs about one quarter of the amount of a conventional gas vehicle for the same distance traveled. Depending on the changing cost of fuel, these figures may vary. Both charts are courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center.
Clean & Electric Vehicle Resources
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
Administered by the California Center for Sustainable Energy for the California Air Resources Board, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers up to $2,500 in electric vehicle rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission vehicles (ZEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV), and zero-emissions motorcycles (ZEM). Apply online for a CVRP Rebate.
Federal Tax Incentives Information Center FuelEconomy.Gov is the official U.S. government source for fuel economy information. Its Tax Incentives Information Center provides information about current and past tax credits for plug-in electric and all-electric vehicles.
Alternative Fuels Data Center
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) provides information, data, and tools to reduce petroleum consumption through the use of alternative and renewable fuels, advanced vehicles, and other fuel-saving measures. The AFDC is a resource of the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities program. Look up EV charging locations with the Alternative Fuels Station Locator.
PlugShare Station Locator PlugShareis a free applicationthat allows drivers to find publicly accessible EV charging station locations, identify charging session fees, and determine whether a charging station is currently in-use.
Delta Products Fast Charging Station at Bayside Business Park on Fremont Blvd.
Volta Level 2 Stations at Pacific Commons on Auto Mall
Blink Level 2 Stations at Ohlone College - Parking Lot A
NRG eVgo Fast Charging Stations at Lucky on Mowry Ave.
ChargePoint Level 2 Stations at Target in Pacific Commons
NRG eVgo Fast Charging Stations at Whole Foods on Mowry Ave.