California Incentives

The City of Anaheim is currently offering a rebate to customers who install a Level 2 charging station. Anaheim Public Utilities will reimburse customers for out-of-pocket expenses (including charger purchase price and installation costs) of up to $500 per charger (subject to availability of funds). In addition to the rebate, the City's permit application fees (related to the installation of the charger) will be waived. Click here for more information.

The Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District (AVQMD) is offering up to 80% reimbursement on the equipment and installation of EV infrastructure. This opportunity is directed, not limited to, LEED certified buildings, retail centers, centers of worship, hospitals, and public transit areas (bus depots, train stations, park & rides). The program is open until all funds are exhausted. Click here for more information.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District ("BAAQMD") Charge! Program is offering rebates of up to $3,000 per unit for a Level 2 EV charger and up to $18,000 per unit for a DC Fast charger ("DCFC") at transportation corridors, workplaces, multi-family dwelling units (MDUs) and trip destination locations within the nine-county Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma). Awards are limited to 75% of eligible project costs incurred and the minimum grant amount is $10k per project. More information about this program can be found here.

The Burbank Water and Power ("BWP") currently offers rebates of up to $2,000 for commercial Level 2 EV chargers and up to $500 for residential Level 2 EV Chargers. Up to four rebates are available for a BWP multi-family house account or a commercial account. Charger must be new and have a purchase and installation date of July 1, 2015 or later. Applications must be submitted no later than four months from the date of purchase and are accepted on a first-come first serve basis until rebate funds are exhausted. To find out more information, please visit the BWP program website.

 

The Glendale Water & Power ("GWP") EV Rebate Program offers a $500 rebate to businesses who install a Level 2 charging station. Rebate applications will be accepted subject to availability of funds. Please visit the GWP website for more info.


The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power ("LADWP") also offers an EV Charger Rebate Program. The rebate of up to $500 (Residential) or $4,000 (Commercial) towards out-of-pocket expenses is currently available to qualifying residential or commercial customers who purchase and install Level 2 chargers. There are several rebate opportunities available. To find out more about the program guidelines and application materials, please visit the Charge Up L.A. website.
 

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. To find out more information, please visit the CPAU website.


The Pasadena Water and Power ("PWP") PEV Charger Rebate Program offers a rebate of up to $600 to PWP customers who purchase and install a qualifying Level 2 charger for employee’s vehicle charging. Up to four incentives are available per PWP commercial account. Applications for this first-come, first serve rebate opportunity will be accepted until rebate funds have been exhausted. Click here for more information.
 

The Rancho Cucamonga Municipal Utility ("RCMU") is offering a rebate for electric vehicle infrastructure for businesses, municipal facilities, and large residential developments. The rebate program will provide an incentive of up to $4,000 per Level 2 charging station to RCMU commercial customers who install a workplace or public EV charger. This rebate is valid until June 30, 2019. For more info, please visit the RCMU website.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District ("SMUD") Commercial Electric Charger Incentive Program is accepting rebate applications for Level 2 and DC fast chargers on a first-come, first-served basis. SMUD is providing $1,500 per Level 2 EV charging port at workplace and multifamily locations with a maximum of 20 incentives per property. SMUD is offering an incentive up to $100,000 per DC fast charger. Click here for more information about the rebates offered.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District ("SMUD") also offers residential customers a $599 rebate or a free Level 2 (240 volt) plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charger. Rebates or chargers are available to SMUD residential customers with the purchase or lease of a new PEV. To be eligible for the rebate or charger, 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, including the rebate application, please see SMUD's Drive Electric Incentive website.

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) Charge Up Program is offering up to $5,000 per unit for a Level 2 Single Port EV charger and up to $6,000 per unit for a Level 2 Dual Port EV charger. The funding cap per applicant is $50,000 annually. Funding amounts apply towards the charger, eligible installation costs, and necessary signage (some exclusions apply, such as fees for permits, document preparation, consulting, site evaluation, etc). The program is open until all funds are exhausted. Click here for more information and important program guidelines.

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District Electric Vehicle Charging Station Infrastructure Program offers incentives for commercial charging station projects. The program offers reimbursements of up to $20,000 per DC fast charger and up to $10,000 per Level 2 charger for public and non-profit entities. The program offers reimbursements up to $15,000 per DC fast charger and up to $7,500 per Level 2 charger for private entities. All charging stations must be installed in Santa Barbara County. Applications for this first-come, first-served funding opportunity will be accepted until funds are exhausted. For more info, please visit the program website.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District's ("SCAQMD") Clean Fuels Program provides funding for research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects that are expected to help accelerate the commercialization of advanced low emission transportation technologies. Eligible projects include powertrains and energy storage or conversion devices (e.g., fuel cells and batteries), and implementation of clean fuels (e.g., natural gas, propane, and hydrogen), including the necessary infrastructure. Projects are selected via specific requests for proposals on an as-needed basis or through unsolicited proposals. For more information, see the SCAQMD Research, Development, and Demonstration website.

The Electric Vehicle Charging Station Financing Program, part of the California Capital Access Program ("CalCAP"), 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 the program website.

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 the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority PACE website.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) administers the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) to provide financial incentives for businesses, vehicle and technology manufacturers, workforce training partners, fleet owners, consumers, and academic institutions with the goal of developing and deploying alternative and renewable fuels and advanced transportation technologies. The CEC must prepare and adopt an annual Investment Plan (PDF) for the ARFVTP to establish funding priorities and opportunities that reflect program goals and to describe how program funding will complement other public and private investments. For more information, please visit the program website.

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