Organizations that rely on shuttle bus services to transport people to and from various destinations, such as airports, car parks, corporate campuses, universities, and more, are well positioned to benefit from significant total cost of ownership savings by electrifying their fleet.
Shuttle bus fleets are well-suited to 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 shuttle bus fleets easily and cost effectively install charging infrastructure.
Do the electric vehicles that I need for my shuttle bus 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.
Watch this recorded webinar to hear from leading OEM’s about available electric vehicles and equipment.
Watch this recorded webinar to learn from shuttle bus fleets that have successfully deployed electric vehicles in California.
Check out our EV Fleet FAQ specific for shuttle bus fleets. It’s updated regularly with commonly asked questions and answers.
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Organizations that rely on shuttle bus services to transport people to and from various destinations, such as airports, car parks, corporate campuses, universities, and more, are well positioned to benefit from significant total cost of ownership savings by electrifying their fleet. Shuttle bus fleet operators are well-suited for electric vehicles (EVs) because they operate on short, fixed routes with low average speeds. In this duty cycle, EVs have an advantage over internal combustion vehicles in terms of energy and fuel efficiency, as well as maintenance costs. Furthermore, shuttle fleets can get ahead of looming regulations, such as California’s zero emission airport shuttle rule, which will require compliance by 2035.
Infrastructure incentives: A shuttle bus fleet can save between $4,000 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, which 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.
California’s clean air regulatory agency, the Air Resources Board (CARB), adopted measures in June 2019 to accelerate the deployment of zero-emission airport transportation. Airport shuttle operators must begin adding zero-emission shuttles to their fleets in 2027 and complete the transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) by the end of 2035. The regulation applies to airport shuttle operators who own, operate or lease vehicles at any of the 13 California airports regulated under this rule.
Additional requirements include:
For more information, visit CARB’s Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle 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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