Electric vehicle chargers at East Crissy Field parking area are available for park visitors. Photo from National Park Service.

Public Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Fee Proposal - Public Comment

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service (NPS), is proposing public electric vehicle (EV) charging fees under the authority of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) as expanded amenity fees. The proposal includes parking areas in eight park sites: Fort Mason, East Crissy Field, West Crissy Field, Battery East, Lands End, China Beach, Stinson Beach, and Fort Cronkhite. The purpose of public EV charging fees is to provide a convenient amenity to park visitors in a financially sustainable manner and contribute to the expansion of the San Francisco Bay Area's public EV charging network in support of federal and state priorities and the transition to a carbon-neutral economy.

The proposed fee rate is $0.40 per kWh (kilowatt hour) with an additional $2 per hour surcharge after the first 4 hours of charging to discourage idling. The proposed fee rate is comparable to existing fees in the local market, set at estimated total cost of collection and electricity, compliant with applicable U.S. Department of Transportation policies, and aligned with California state regulations. NPS does not expect to generate significant income from the proposed fees.

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For media inquiries contact Julian Espinoza, NPS Public Affairs Specialist, (415) 561-4732