Companies in California whose primary function is to sell or transport goods to and from warehouses, distribution centers, import/export facilities, manufacturing complexes, retail centers and to end-use customers, are well positioned to benefit from significant total cost of ownership savings by electrifying their fleet.
Distribution and delivery fleets have large and diverse fleet operations that can take advantage of PG&E's EV Fleet program. Learn how below. For more details about the EV Fleet program, visit our main program page.
Learn how our program helps distribution and delivery fleets easily and cost effectively install charging infrastructure.
Do the electric vehicles that I need for my distribution and delivery fleet exist? Check out this summary of vehicles.
EVs have the potential to offer fleets lower total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to diesel vehicles.
Stack incentives to buy down the cost of electric vehicles. We've complied a list of funding opportunities.
Over 200 fleet stakeholders joined PG&E to learn from OEMs, local funding agencies, and leading fleets on the benefits of electrification for distribution and delivery fleets.
Watch this recorded webinar to hear from leading OEM’s about available electric vehicles and equipment.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn from two distribution and delivery fleets that have successfully deployed electric vehicles in California.
Check out our EV Fleet FAQ specific for distribution and delivery fleets. It’s updated regularly with commonly asked questions and answers.
As PepsiCo works to reduce emissions, learn how they are expanding electric technologies at Frito-Lay facility.
Companies in California whose primary function is to sell or transport goods to and from warehouses, distribution centers, import/export facilities, manufacturing complexes, retail centers and to end-use customers, are well positioned to benefit from significant total cost of ownership savings by electrifying their fleet. Distribution and delivery fleets have large and diverse fleet operations that can take advantage of the growing number of electric vehicle and equipment product offerings from leading OEMs. EVs also help companies meet corporate sustainability goals and get ahead of looming regulations such as California’s proposed zero-emission transport refrigeration unit (TRU) regulation.
California’s clean air regulatory agency, the Air Resources Board (CARB), adopted measures in 2004 to reduce public health risk from Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) near distribution centers and other facilities where TRUs and TRU generator sets congregate; as well as achieve emission reductions while in transit. In 2019, CARB began developing a new regulation to reduce emissions from facilities with TRU activity by transitioning to zero-emission operation where practical.
The regulatory concepts that CARB is considering include:
For more information, visit CARB’s TRU program.
Infrastructure incentives: A distribution or delivery fleet with a mix of Class 3-8 vehicles and equipment can save between $3,000 and $9,000 per electric vehicle in incentives, up to 25 vehicles. A few examples include:
Charger rebates: Rebates on charging equipment are available for distribution and delivery fleets that operate in disadvantaged communities.—These are areas throughout California that most suffer from a combination of economic, health, and environmental burdens. PG&E’s EV Fleet team can help determine if your fleet is eligible for these rebates. The rebate amount is determined by the EVSE power output:
Fleets can select from a variety of EV charger configurations to fit their charging needs, including options from our approved vendors. View the approved vendor list (PDF, 111 KB).
Yes, several state incentive and rebate programs can be stacked with EV Fleet. PG&E is closely coordinating with state and regional funding programs including the California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and others to help you best co-fund your project.
Coming soon: a brochure summarizing all the available incentives and rebates that can be stacked with PG&E’s EV Fleet program.
PG&E requires a purchase order for a minimum of two medium-or heavy-duty electric vehicles. However, having a bigger site is advantageous from a program-cost and vehicle-target perspective, so we do have a preference for bigger sites. There is a maximum on incentives of 25 vehicles per site, but sites with more vehicles may be considered on an individual basis.
Fleets with plans to purchase EVs in the future can participate, as PG&E will install infrastructure to support vehicles to be procured within 5 years of program contract execution. PG&E requires participants seeking infrastructure to support future electric vehicle deployments to provide a schedule of anticipated vehicle purchases and associated load increase.
EV Fleet customers will be on their respective current business rate plans until our new Commercial EV Rate proposal is available (expected availability May 2020).
The term of the agreement is 10 years as the program requires all customers to operate and maintain the EVSE equipment for a period of 10 years. After 10 years, the program agreement would end and the contractual arrangement with the customer would convert into applicable tariff arrangement at the time.
Sustainability leads, finance leads, transportation or fleet operation leads and senior executives within your organization are all key stakeholders who should weigh in on the purchase of electric vehicles and associated spend on charging infrastructure. Conversations with those decision makers early in the process will be helpful for timely implementation of key decisions pertaining to program participation.
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