Commercial EV program


SMUD’s incentives make it easy and affordable for your business to be EV ready.


EV Programs

Not sure which program is right for your business? Submit the EV interest form.
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Take advantage of EV charging incentives for your fleet, customers, tenants or employees. 








Commercial charging

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.  

Download Commercial EV program manual


Apply for incentives here 

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.

Charging Type  Rebate   Criteria
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.
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/
DCFC unit
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).

Find a contractor

Are you a customer looking for a participating contractor to install electric vehicle charging solutions at your business, and to help you with eligible SMUD rebates? Visit the SMUD Contractor Network to connect with qualified contractors – It’s free and open to the public. Search for contractors by several criteria and search results will include a one-click email tool for direct communication with the contractor.

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Join the SMUD Contractor Network

Are you a contractor interested in joining the SMUD Contractor Network? We connect businesses to qualified contractors who are properly licensed, meet participation requirements, agree to install new equipment that meet minimum specifications, and who can apply for a SMUD rebate on their behalf. Participating contractors agree to design and install equipment in a professional workmanship manner and ensure customer satisfaction. The SMUD Contractor Network is offered at no cost to eligible contractors.

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Additional resources

Properties with 5 units or more may qualify for incentives to install EV charging stations.
Explore a subscription-based electric vehicle rate option for your business.
Learn more about the benefits of upgrading your company's fleet.
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