Drive change by electrifying your fleet


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If you're considering making the move to an electric fleet, PG&E is here to help. It's good to think about building out your charging infrastructure early in the process. PG&E has experts, insights and resources you can lean on to help you get there faster.

The EV Fleet program


California has aggressive goals when it comes to reducing greenhouse gases, and transportation is the single largest source of climate-related pollution.1 To reach our greenhouse gas reduction goals in 2030 and 2050, we have to electrify our fleets. PG&E is here to help you make it happen.


Our EV Fleet program was created to make it easier and more cost-effective to install your charging infrastructure. The EV Fleet program offers dedicated electrical infrastructure design and construction services, significant cost offsets for electrical infrastructure work, and additional EV charger rebates for eligible equipment. Our goal is to get 700+ organizations converted to electric fleet vehicles by 2023 to support the adoption of at least 6,500 medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles. We are here to help you every step of the way.


EV Fleet benefits

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Lower costs

EVs are 4X more efficient than diesel and natural gas engines and offer significant fuel cost savings.2 Plus you can take advantage of available incentives, including PG&E's cost offsets of electrical infrastructure through the EV Fleet program.

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Reduce maintenance costs

Electric vehicles have fewer and less complex parts, which simplifies maintenance, results in less down time, and lowers overall lifetime operation and maintenance costs.

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Minimize environmental impact

Electric vehicles are more efficient than conventional vehicles, eliminate tailpipe emissions and have a smaller carbon footprint to help you reach sustainability goals.

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Leadership by example

Your company can help lead the way to a cleaner, greener California and be a good environmental steward.

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Get ahead

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.

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1 California Air and Resources Board (CARB), July 2018


2 Union of Concerned Scientists and the Greenlining Institute, May 2017

The EV Fleet program process


1.	Express interest and apply
Submit an interest form to get in touch with a PG&E representative who can discuss the program in detail and assess your eligibility. 

2.	Eligibility assessment
A PG&E representative will reach out to get more information so we can review your site, assess costs and discuss technical feasibility.

3.	Design
Once your site has been accepted to participate, we will conduct a final site walk and develop a site design.

4.	Construction
We will build the electrical infrastructure and you, as program participant, coordinate charger installation.

5.	Activation
Once the chargers are installed, they will be activated, inspected and then ready for use.

6.	Maintenance
The program commitment is at least 10 years, during which time PG&E will maintain all make-ready infrastructure.



  1. Express interest and apply
    Submit an interest form to get in touch with a PG&E representative who can discuss the program in detail and assess your eligibility.
  2. Eligibility assessment
    A PG&E representative will reach out to get more information so we can review your site, assess costs and discuss technical feasibility.
  3. Design
    Once your site has been accepted to participate, we will conduct a final site walk and develop a site design.
  4. Construction
    We will build the electrical infrastructure and you, as program participant, coordinate charger installation.
  5. Activation
    Once the chargers are installed, they will be activated, inspected and then ready for use.
  6. Maintenance
    The program commitment is at least 10 years, during which time PG&E will maintain all make-ready infrastructure.

What you can expect


  • For eligible customers, PG&E will pay for, own, maintain, coordinate permitting and construction of electrical infrastructure from the transformer to the meter. Project scope and associated costs will determine eligibility for participant or PG&E ownership of the make-ready infrastructure from the meter to the EV charger.*
  • Program participants have the ability to choose an EV charger configuration that best addresses their fleet's needs. EV chargers may be eligible for PG&E rebates, and/or other grant funding.
  • Eligible fleets include all medium- and heavy-duty vehicles including forklifts, airport ground support equipment, school buses, local delivery vehicles and more.

* Make-ready, behind the meter (BTM) infrastructure work for EV Fleet program includes everything from the meter up to the charger stub (excluding the charger): BTM switchgear, any stepdown transformers (if needed), concrete pads for the equipment, trenching and installing of conduits and wires to the charger stubs.

Infrastructure


You have choices when it comes to your electrical infrastructure. The EV Fleet program offers the following options:


Customer owned


You design, build, own, operate and maintain the electrical infrastructure from the customer meter to the EV charger and will receive an incentive to help offset a portion of this cost. PG&E will construct, own, and maintain all electrical infrastructure from the transformer to the meter.


PG&E owned


PG&E designs, builds, owns, operates, pays for and maintains the electrical infrastructure from the transformer to the EV charger. At PG&E’s discretion, PG&E will determine eligibility of PG&E-owned option based on project scope and associated costs. PG&E ownership is not available to customers who hold Primary Service with PG&E.


Equipment


The EV Fleet program supports level 2 and DC fast chargers in a variety of installation configurations to meet your needs. You are responsible for procuring the chargers and having them installed. You can select EV charger options from our approved vendor list and receive a rebate of up to 50% of the cost for eligible chargers.

Get a cost estimate


Our team can help you explore the estimated costs for converting to an electric fleet, as well as additional incentives available from other funding sources. Use the tools below as a first step.


Charger rebates


When you participate in the EV Fleet program, you may be eligible for rebates on certain EV chargers based on their power output. Use our rebate calculator to find out what you can save, or see the chart below.

Power outputRebate for eligible customers

Up to 50 kW

50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $15,000

50 kW to up to 150 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

Infrastructure incentives


For those companies that elect to design, build and own their own electrical infrastructure under the customer-owned infrastructure option, the following incentives are available. Or, use our incentive calculator to find out what you can save.

Vehicle typePer 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

* Limited to 25 vehicles per site; sites with more vehicles to be considered on an individual basis.



Rate calculator


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 for.


Additional savings


In addition to savings from PG&E, your move to an electric fleet may also enable you to take advantage of other incentive and grant programs. Use our external incentive filtering tool to find more ways to save and additional funding sources for your efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



Visit the funding filtering tool

Eligibility requirements


To be eligible for the EV Fleet program, the following criteria must be met:


  • Own or lease the property where chargers will be installed.
  • Be a PG&E customer (this includes Direct Access and retail customers). Customers receiving power from a Community Choice Aggregator are also eligible to participate.
  • Agree to program terms and conditions.
  • Allow a property easement as needed.
  • Acquire a minimum of two electric fleet vehicles. Eligible vehicles include: transit bus, school bus, medium-duty vehicle, forklift, truck stop electrification, transportation refrigeration unit, port cargo truck, airport ground support, other heavy-duty vehicles and class 8 vehicles.
  • Provide data related to EV usage for at least 5 years after the chargers are installed and operational.
  • Operate and maintain the EV charging equipment for at least 10 years.
  • 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 commitment to procuring within five years.

Interested in the EV Fleet program?


Ready to learn more about your eligibility for the EV Fleet program and next steps to electrify your fleet? Let's connect. Submit your information and we'll contact you.



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