AmpUp is pleased to announce the launch of our Low Income Assistance Program. Available across the United States, AmpUp will waive networking fees for charger site hosts and help deploy EV charging solutions to underserved communities.
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.
Program participants will receive a charging management solution from AmpUp supported by their smart charging network which is integrated with over 50 Level 2 and DC Fast Charger models. 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 and will also take advantage of charge station incentive and financing programs to help further reduce project cost.
Using the U.S. Department of Energy’s Low-income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) tool to determine eligibility, the goals of the Low Income Assistance Program is to incorporate marginalized communities who struggle with environmental injustices, lack of access to political participation, and other challenges to infrastructure and clean energy equality.