SMUD’s incentives make it easy and affordable for your business to be EV ready.
Take advantage of incentives for your commercial vehicles including light-duty cars, trucks or semi-tractors. Plus, electric vehicle charging installations for customers, tenants or employees are eligible for incentives of $4,500 per handle for each level 2 EV charger.
To participate in the program, SMUD’s Electrical Service Requirements must be followed (T017 and T004), and all EV chargers on site must be recorded separately through a SMUD EV data meter. Please refer to the Commercial EV program manual for all requirements and procedures.
Rebate funding information: In support of greenhouse gas emission reduction, the State of California adopted a new policy in 2009 called the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The LCFS regulation was developed by the State of California Air Resources Board (CARB) and was re-adopted on January 1, 2016. SMUD is participating in this program and is required to spend LCFS revenue (not SMUD ratepayer funds) on qualifying categories including: education on the benefits of plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) transportation, communication of benefits of PEVs to current and future PEV customers and other promotion to help increase the adoption of PEVs in the SMUD service territory.
||Duty classification||Weight limit||Incentive||BEV examples|
|Passenger Car||Light duty||N/A||$750||Bolt, BMW13, Leaf|
|Class 1||Light duty||0-6,000 pounds||$750||Compact truck (BEV)|
|Class 2a||Light duty||6,001-8,500 pounds||$750||1/2 ton truck or van (BEV)|
|Class 2b||Light/Medium truck||8,501-10,000 pounds||$750||3/4 ton truck or van (BEV)|
|Class 3||Medium truck||10,001-14,000 pounds||$5,000||1 ton truck or van (BEV)|
|Class 4||Medium truck||14,001-16,000 pounds||$5,000||Heavy 1 ton truck or van (BEV)|
|Class 5||Medium truck||16,001-19,500 pounds||$5,000||2 ton truck or van (BEV)|
|Class 6||Medium truck||19,501-26,000 pounds||$7,000||Beverage truck, single axle box (BEV)|
|Class 7||Heavy truck||26,001-33,000 pounds||$7,000||Duel axle box vans, short haul tractor (BEV)|
|Class 8||Heavy truck||33,001-pounds+||$15,000||Large semi tractors, dump trucks (BEV)|
|Level 1 EVSE||$500/handle||Pilot program opportunity (case-by-case)|
|Level 2 EVSE||$4,500/handle||All EVSE must be J1772, CCS or CHAdeMO handled or charging port equipped.|
|Public DCFC >50kW||$30,000/DCFC unit||DCFC must be available for public use|
|School bus DCFC <25kW||$7,500/DCFC unit||Only available to schools. SMUD may consider other non-public large fleets on a case-by-case basis.|
|School bus DCFC >50kW||$15,000/
||Only available to schools. SMUD may consider other non-public large fleets on a case-by-case basis.|
|Stub outs||$250/stub out||Pilot program opportunity (case-by-case).|
|Transformer Upgrade Support||$5,000/project||Only for projects that require transformer upgrade due to new EVSE load. Must be participating in SMUD Commercial EVSE program/installation.|
|Panel Upgrade Support||$1,000/project||Only for projects that require panel upgrades due to new EVSE load. Must be participating in SMUD Commercial EVSE program/installation.|
Electric forklifts have lower operating costs, no emissions, less maintenance and are quieter to operate.
Class I/II/III forklifts are eligible for a $500 commercial customer incentive.
To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a SMUD commercial customer.
- Purchase or lease a new Class I, II or III forklift.
- The new forklift must remain operational at the site for at least 3 years.
SMUD eFuelSM is a full-service program to assess, design, construct and maintain electric vehicle chargers for commercial customers interested in business/fleet electric vehicles and charging, workplace employee charging or multi-family tenant charging.
The SMUD eFuel program is divided into two components to meet your needs:
SMUD eFuel Advisor*: SMUD’s EV experts will help you build an EV electrification plan. Approved applicants receive a no-cost, customized analysis including:
- Vehicle recommendations
- Site analysis
- Charger recommendations
- EV and EV infrastructure cost estimates
- Grant and incentive information
*Program has limited capacity, participation at SMUD discretion after submission of completed application.
SMUD eFuel Solutions (Launching early 2023): Our turnkey installation service that removes key barriers of vehicle electrification. Your business can receive the no or low up-front cost installation in exchange for a monthly fee on a SMUD bill. Benefits include:
- Project management
- Design, engineering and permitting
- Infrastructure and charger installation
- Charger maintenance and repair
- All project fees paid on monthly SMUD bill
Benefits of going all-electric
The energy we deliver is now cleaner than ever – with about 50%, on average coming from carbon-free sources. Our incentive programs can help your business transition to be cleaner, safer and more environmentally-friendly. Learn more about Beneficial Electrification.