EV Charging Incentives
Government and utility incentives can make owning an EV charging station at home even more affordable and easy.
Find out which grants, rebates and tax credits are available in your state to help you purchase and install an eCharger in your home today.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) Charge program offers grants to offset a portion of the cost of purchasing, installing and operating new publicly available charging stations within the Air District’s jurisdiction. Projects may request up to $4,000 per level 2 charging station and up to $25,000 per DC fast charging station, and must qualify for at least $10,000 in total project eligible costs. Applications for this first-come, first-served funding opportunity will be accepted until March 9, 2018 or before, if funds are exhausted. Projects for charging stations that are not publicly available may apply for funding on a case-by-case basis.
The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is offering EV charger rebates to eligible customers that own or operate a school or non-profit, as well as multifamily and mixed-use properties. Qualifying organizations in the CPAU service area can receive up to $30,000 for installing EVSE that will be available to multiple users. Rebates are limited to Level 2 EVSEs or higher. EVSEs must be installed with a J1772 plug.
Redding Electric Utility (REU) is offering up to $500 account credit for the cost of installing a home electric vehicle charging station (up to 2). See the REU Residential EV Rebate Application for complete list of terms and conditions.
The Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD) offers a rebate program for the purchase and installation of a home charger. The total rebate for a home charger is $1,000. The District territory includes the northern and coastal regions of Sonoma County, including Healdsburg, Cloverdale, and Guerneville. Download the application and submit via email, mail or fax.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Drive Electric Incentive offers SMUD residential customers a $599 rebate or a free Level 2 (220 volt) plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charger. This program is available with the purchase or lease of a new PEV. Applications must be postmarked within 180 days of the date of purchase or lease of PEV, additional Terms and Conditions apply.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District Charge Up Program offers incentives for commercial charging station deployment projects. The program offers reimbursements of up to $5,000 per Level 2 single port charger and up to $6,000 per dual port Level 2 charger. Applicants may apply for up to $50,000 per year for this first-come, first-served funding opportunity until program funds are exhausted. If you are interested and installing Level 3/DC fast chargers, please contact the District at (559) 230-5800 to review the eligibility of your project.
The Fresno County Incentive Project (FCIP) offers rebates for the purchase and installation of eligible Level 2 EV charging stations for commercial, workplace, multi-unit dwelling, or public facilities in Fresno County. The rebate value is $4,000 for single port EV charging stations and $7,000 for dual port EV charging stations. Applicants must be a site owner or have site owner authorization to install, and must apply for the rebate before purchasing or installing eligible EV charging stations. Eligible stations must be new and meet the eligibility requirements. Applications for this first-come, first-served funding opportunity will be accepted until funds are exhausted.
Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Loan and Rebate Program State Incentive
The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Financing Program provides loans for the design, development, purchase, and installation of EVSE at small business locations in California. The Program may provide up to 100% coverage to lenders on certain loan defaults. Lenders must apply to the California Pollution Control Financing Authority (CPCFA) to participate and enroll each qualified EVSE loan through CalCAP. Upon approval, CPCFA will pay a premium into the lender’s loan loss reserve account for up to 20% of the loan amount and contribute an additional 10% for installations in multi-unit dwellings and disadvantaged communities. Small businesses are eligible for a rebate of 50% of the loan loss reserve amount after the small business repays the loan in full or meets monthly payment deadlines over a 48-month period. Eligible borrowers must be small businesses with 1,000 or fewer employees and must maintain legal control of the EVSE for the entire loan period. The maximum loan amount is $500,000 per qualified small business and can be insured for up to four years. The California Energy Commission funds the Program. For more information, including EVSE technical requirements and eligibility requirements for both borrowers and lenders, see http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/cpcfa/calcap/evcs/index.asp.
Residential Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Financing Program State Incentive
Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing allows property owners to borrow funds to pay for energy improvements, including purchasing and installing EVSE. The borrower repays over a defined period of time through a special assessment on the property. Local governments in California are authorized to establish PACE programs. Property owners must agree to a contractual assessment on the property tax bill, have a clean property title, and be current on property taxes and mortgages. Financing limits are 15% of the first $700,000 of the property value and 10% of the remaining property value. For more information, see California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/caeatfa/pace/index.asp.
Anaheim Public Utility Incentive
Anaheim Public Utilities is offering Personal Use Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebates to residential, commercial and industrial customers who install Level 2 (240-Volt), or higher, plug-in electric vehicle (EV) chargers at their home or business. Under this program, Anaheim will reimburse customers for out-of-pocket expenses up to $500 per EV charger, and the charging facility may be used for personal or business purposes without being made available to the public. Eligible expenses include the cost of the charger and the cost of installation. In addition to the rebate, Anaheim will pay the City’s permit fees for the EV charger. Customers who receive a rebate under the Public Access EV Charger Rebate Program are not eligible to receive a second rebate under this Personal EV Charger Rebate Program for the same charger. Find out more by calling 714-765-4250 or visiting http://www.anaheim.net/593/EV-Incentives
Burbank Water and Power Utility Incentive
Up to $500 for residential and $1000 for commercial – “Residential and commercial customers who install a Level 2 (240V) EV charger are eligible for a rebate from BWP. Applicant must be an active BWP electric customer or charge their vehicle at a location with an active BWP electric account. To receive a charging station rebate, applicants must be placed on the The Time Of Use (TOU) electric rate. The TOU rate offers different electric costs at different times of the day. Customers not applying for an EV charger rebate may choose to be placed on the TOU rate. https://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/electric-vehicles
LADWP Utility Incentive
LADWP introduces “Charge Up L.A.!”, a program designed to encourage more widespread installation of EV charging stations at large businesses for their own employees, as well as smaller businesses and multi-family buildings for public use.
Eligible customers will receive up to $4,000 for each hardwired EV charger. One (1) Level 2 (240-volt) EV charger rebate will be available to commercial customers who have a minimum of three (3) parking spaces available to employees, customers, visitors or tenants. One (1) additional Level 2 charger rebate will be available for every 10 additional parking spaces at the same location, business or property.
3 parking spaces = 1 EV charger rebate
13 parking spaces = 2 EV charger rebates
23 parking spaces = 3 EV charger rebates
33 parking spaces = 4 EV charger rebates
A maximum of 20 EV charger rebates will be available per business location or multi-residential property.
Program applicants must allow customers, employees, visitors, and tenants to use the EV charger(s) without a fee for a period of at least 30 days, immediately following installation. More information on the qualifications, guidelines, and how to apply, is available through LADWP’s website. Click on “View more” under Residential or Commercial, select the Go Green tab, and finally, Drive Electric.
Pasadena Plug-in Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Utility/Private Incentive
This incentive is for customers who install a Level 2 (240V) “wall mounted” or “hardwired” charging station at home, multi-unit complex, or business.
Installing a charging station allows for fast-charging of a PEV and enables the car to change during off-peak hours, when electrical demand is lower.
PWP will provide a rebate of up to $400.00* to customers who purchase and install a qualifying PEV charger. In addition, residential customers are eligible for up to $200.00 in LED lighting incentives. Pasadena businesses qualify for the PEV charging incentive if they install a PEV charger for employees’ vehicle charging.
For more information visit http://cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/pev/. To apply for this incentive, please complete the PEV Charger and LED Lighting Incentive Request Form and submit it to PWP.
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Residential EV Charging Incentive Pilot Program
Provides up to $250 for the cost of hardware for Level 2 (240V) residential chargers within SCAQMD’s four-county jurisdiction. An additional incentive of up to $250 is available for low-income residents. This offering is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District EV Charging Station Infrastructure Program Utility/Private Incentive
The District’s Innovative Technologies Group promotes the application of clean fuels and energy projects. We are seeking proposals from public entities, tax-exempt nonprofit organizations, and private entities to help expand the County’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure. The District’s Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program will provide grant funding to help cover all or a portion of the purchase and/or installation costs of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.
Grant funding is limited to the purchase and/or installation of the following:
Grants for Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to public entities or tax-exempt nonprofit organizations:
Up to $10,000 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports);
Grants for Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (DC fast charger) to public entities or tax- exempt nonprofit organizations:
Up to $20,000 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports);
Grants for Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations to private entities:
Up to $7,500 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports);
Grants for Level 3 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (DC fast charger) to private entities:
Up to $15,000 per charging station (where a single charging station may have one or more charging ports).
For additional information and to apply for this grant please complete the Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program Application. If you have any questions regarding this program or the application process, please contact Jim Fredrickson by phone at (805) 961-8892 or by email at: Grants@sbcapcd.org
San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District Charge Up! Electric Vehicle Charger Incentive Program
The District is currently accepting applications for its Charge Up! Program. This program provides funding for public agencies and businesses in the Valley to install electric vehicle (EV) chargers for public access (up to $5000 per unit / $50,000 annually per applicant). These chargers will support existing EV owners and encourage the growth of the clean technology in the Valley. For more information, please review the program guidelines.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Utility/Private Incentive
SMUD is offering residential customers a free Level 2 (240 volt) electric vehicle (PEV) charger. Chargers are available to SMUD residential customers with the purchase or lease of a new PEV. To be eligible, completed applications must be postmarked within 180 days of the date of purchase or lease of the PEV. Additional terms and conditions apply. For more information please see SMUD’s Drive Electric Incentive website.
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