PG&E’s EV Fleet program helps fleets easily and cost-effectively install charging infrastructure so they can:
- Save money
- Eliminate tailpipe emissions
- Simplify maintenance
EV Fleet is a comprehensive program that encompasses: incentives and rebates, site design and permitting, construction and activation, maintenance and upgrades
EVs are 4X more efficient than diesel and natural gas engines and offer significant fuel cost savings.1 Plus you can take advantage of available incentives, including PG&E's cost offsets of electrical infrastructure, through the EV Fleet program.
Electric vehicles are more efficient than conventional vehicles, have zero tailpipe emissions and have a smaller carbon footprint to help you reach sustainability goals.
Electric vehicles have fewer and less complex parts, which simplifies maintenance, results in less down time, and lowers overall lifetime operation and maintenance costs.
Your company can help lead the way to a cleaner, greener California and be a good environmental steward.
Take advantage of PG&E incentives while getting a jump start on regulatory requirements that may be part of the State’s push to a cleaner future.
Transportation is the single largest source of climate-related pollution.2 To help the state reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals in 2030 and 2050, we must electrify our fleets.
Plan and save with the EV Fleet Savings Calculator. This interactive and visual tool will help you start saving money, and the planet. We've compiled the resources you need to understand the entire process of electrification and make informed decisions. Together, let's drive savings, sustainability, and change.
1 Union of Concerned Scientists and the Greenlining Institute, May 2017
2 California Air and Resources Board (CARB), July 2018
Through the EV Fleet Program, PG&E will construct, own, and maintain all electrical infrastructure from the transformer to the customer’s meter. In select instances, PG&E also covers behind-the-meter infrastructure.
Fleet operators will design, build, own, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure from the customer meter to the EV charger.*
*In select instances, PG&E may cover behind the meter infrastructure as well.
Take advantage of incentives to build out the necessary infrastructure to convert to an electric fleet. Reference the table below to find out how much you can save.
|Vehicle type||Per vehicle incentive cap*|
Transit buses and Class 8 vehicles
$9,000 per vehicle
Transportation refrigeration units (TRU), truck stop electrification (TSE), airport ground support equipment (GSE), and forklifts
$3,000 per vehicle
School buses, local delivery trucks, and other vehicles
$4,000 per vehicle
*Incentives limited to 25 vehicles per site; sites with more vehicles to be considered on an individual basis.
PG&E’s EV Fleet program supports level 2 and DC fast chargers in a variety of installation configurations based on a fleet operator’s needs. Participants are responsible for procuring the chargers and having them installed.
You can select EV charger options from our approved vendor list (XLSX, 30 KB). You may be eligible for rebates on certain EV chargers based on their power output and your industry type and location.
Reference the table below to find out how much you can save.
|Power output||Rebate for eligible customers*|
Up to 50 kW
50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $15,000
50.1 kW – 149.9 kW
50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $25,000
150 kW and above
50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $42,000
*Charging equipment rebates for school buses, transit buses and disadvantaged communities. Rebate not to exceed 50% of charger equipment. EVSE must meet minimum and standard requirements to be eligible for rebate. Fortune 1000 companies are not eligible.
Our team can help you explore the estimated costs for converting to an electric fleet, as well as additional savings opportunities available from other funding sources. Use the tools below as a first step.
This includes Direct Access and retail customers, as well as customers receiving power from a Community Choice Aggregator.
Your organization must have authority to install charging infrastructure at your site.
In addition, all properties require easement allowance for their EV Fleet projects.
Your organization must acquire and deploy a minimum of two medium- or heavy-duty electric fleet vehicles by 2024.
Review and agree to the EV Fleet program terms and conditions (PDF, 442 KB).
Customers planning to have electrical infrastructure installed to support vehicles to be purchased in the future must provide a formal plan or mandate demonstrating the organization or entity’s commitment to long-term electrification to justify future expansion and a schedule of anticipated load increase. PG&E will install electrical infrastructure to support vehicles the company has demonstrated a commitment to procuring within five years.
If your fleet receives funding through the EV Fleet program, you will be required to:
Your organization must provide EV usage data for at least 5 years after the chargers are installed and operational.
Your organization must agree to operate and maintain the EV charging equipment for at least 10 years.
PG&E has developed a suite of resources for specific fleet sectors. The resources include: FAQs on charging relevant vehicles, total cost of ownership considerations, customer case studies and more. Not all sectors eligible for the program are represented below. Select the sector that most closely relates to your business.
Fleets that transport goods to and from import/export facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, retail complexes, etc.
Corporate campuses, universities, hotels, car parks, airport shuttle services, hospitals, etc.
Public schools that operate buses to transport K-12 school children.
Transit agencies that operate buses and shuttles to transport people.
Cities that operate a diverse range of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles which serve the various needs of a community.
If your business sector is not mentioned above, you may still be eligible for the EV Fleet Program. Contact us to find out.
View our EV Fleet Charging Guidebook to learn more about charger selection, site planning, understanding electricity costs and more.
Visit our EV Fleet Program FAQ page. It’s updated regularly with commonly asked questions and answers.
To find out how moving to an electric fleet will impact your rates, use our rate calculator to see what rates and savings opportunities you might be eligible to receive.
You can select EV charger options from our approved list of charging vendors and receive a rebate of up to 50% of the cost for eligible chargers.
To participate in EV Fleet, you must agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the program.
To move your project into the design phase and begin the engineering, design and construction plans, you must first complete the offer letter and contract.
Learn about the step-by-step process to fleet electrification. Design to execution takes approximately 9 to 13 months.
PG&E's maps can help you identify information on opportunities and limitations that my help you site your project.
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Watch this recorded webinar for an overview of PG&E's EV Fleet program. Learn how you can save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions, and simplify maintenance.
Watch this recorded webinar to hear from your peers. Learn how two fleets have leveraged PG&E's expertise and resources to successfully deploy EVs.
Watch this recorded webinar for an overview on all available federal, state and regional funding opportunities available for deploying zero emission vehicles. PG&E has coordinated with multiple funding agencies to simplify and maximize customer benefit.
Learn how to use the EV Fleet Savings Calculator tool to better understand key total cost of ownership inputs, including incentives, energy costs, and infrastructure considerations.
Understand the costs (and cost-savings) involved with deploying EVs. Fleets that are used to managing conventional vehicles and fuels may miss key budgeting considerations that can make or break an EV project.
For any fleet considering a transition to electric, choosing the appropriate EVSE hardware is a critical initial step.
Hear from two charging infrastructure providers to learn about the software available to optimize and manage charging cycles and costs.
Design your charging infrastructure to accommodate short- and long-term needs. Learn more about the benefits of working with PG&E and an electrical contractor early.
Learn how fleets in California can generate additional revenue by operating electric vehicles and equipment through the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program.
Learn how fleets can create competitive funding applications to secure grants and incentives that buy down the cost of transportation electrification.
Developing an energy plan that considers resiliency and accounts for needs 5 to 10 years from now helps mitigate unexpected infrastructure cost.
Installing EV charging infrastructure requires building permits to begin site construction. Learn about the process and requirements to obtain site permits, as well as the anticipated construction timelines.
Ready to learn more about the many benefits of the EV Fleet program and next steps to electrify your fleet? Submit your information and we’ll contact you.