Business electric vehicles

Electric vehicle adoption is growing at a rapid pace. Is your business ready? Find out which electric vehicle program is right for your business.

Commercial charging incentives 

Installing charging stations on your property can provide a valuable amenity for your customers, tenants or employees.  Not only does it benefit your end user but it also helps demonstrate your environmental leadership.

SMUD is partnering with the Center for Sustainable Energy and the California Energy Commission to offer charging incentives for the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.  Incentives range from up to $6,500 per connector for a Level 2 charger and up to $80,000 per DC Fast Charger.

Apply for your incentive

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Electric forklift incentive 

Electric forklifts have lower operating costs, no emissions, less maintenance and are quieter to operate.  When you’re ready to purchase electric powered forklifts, let SMUD help. SMUD’s Electric Forklift Program will provide a $2,000 per forklift incentive to SMUD commercial customers.  Vendors are eligible for $1,000 per forklift for the sale of the forklift to SMUD customers.

Are you eligible? All SMUD commercial customers are eligible with the following criteria:

  • You must purchase or lease a new Class 1 or Class 2 forklift.
  • The new electric forklift must remain operational at the site for at least three years.

  • To apply for your rebate:

    Download the rebate application

    and mail to:

    SMUD, Electric Forklift Program
    MS A203 P.O. Box 15830
    Sacramento, CA 95852

    For more information, email

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    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.