Business Electric Vehicle 

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

Take advantage of incentives for electric forklifts and 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 ranging from $1,500 for each level 2 EV charger port to $80,000 per DC Fast Charger.

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 Pilot 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?

  • You must be a SMUD commercial customer
  • You must purchase or lease a new Class I or II electric forklift
  • The new forklift must remain operational at the site for at least three years

Apply for a forklift rebate

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Take your business to the next level by electrifying your commercial vehicles. SMUD offers a variety of fleet incentives including light-duty cars, trucks or semi-tractors.

Incentives range from $750 per vehicle and go up to $15,000 for heavy trucks. Get incentive info

Apply for a rebate

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

SMUD offers a $1,500 incentive for each Level 2 (208/240V) hardwired wall or pedestal mounted electric vehicle charger port.

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Apply for a rebate

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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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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.