Commercial EV program


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


Electric Bus





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 $1,500 per handle for each level 2 EV charger.







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Commercial charging

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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 or all requirements and procedures.  

To apply, follow the 3 steps below:

Application process   Step 1: Reservation of Incentive   Step 2: Incentive Payment Request 

From Reservation of Incentive to receipt of payment, process can take on average 10 – 12 weeks.

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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.

Commercial EV program

SMUD is partnering with the Center for Sustainable Energy and the California Energy Commission to offer charging incentives through the Sacramento County Incentive Project 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.


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Electric forkliftElectric 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.

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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.

Learn more about our comprehensive all-electric and energy efficiency incentives here.