MH-ZEV Funding Programs

Current National Funding Programs


National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program ($5 billion): Created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill and administered by the Federal Highway Administration, the goal of this program is to fund State electric vehicle charging infrastructure projects to support a broader, more reliable, and interconnected charging network. NEVI requirements include station siting every 50 miles along the interstate, at least four 150 kW CCS chargers per station, and total station capacity of 600 kW or more.

Discretionary Grant Program for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure ($2.5 billion): Established under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, this program focuses on deploying zero-emission vehicle fueling infrastructure along identified corridors, with a focus on benefits (at least 50%) for low- and moderate-income communities.

Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust: funded programs are administered by Air Quality Management/Control Districts, with the trust funding both zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure deployments, spanning light-duty to heavy-duty applications.

Targeted Airshed Grants Program: Program by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to address degraded air quality within communities.

Current California Funding Programs


Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP): Funded by the California Climate Investments, this program provides point-of-sale vouchers for eligible vehicles from approved vendors. Eligible vehicles include medium-duty vans, medium- and heavy-duty trucks (including refuse), buses (including school buses), refuse trucks, and electric power take-off.

Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero- Emission Commercial Vehicles (EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles): Newly launched program will fund fueling equipment for medium- and heavy-duty battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The program will offer four "funding lanes," including a fast-track lane for fleets that already have purchased a zero-emission vehicle.

Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS): CARB created the LCFS tradeable credits program through regulation with the goal of reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. Alternative fuel providers/project operators can opt into the program to earn credits based on low-carbon intensity supplied.

Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program: Voucher incentive program to purchase on-road, low carbon vehicles or convert polluting vehicles to lower carbon powertrains greater than 14,000 lbs. for small fleets (10 or fewer vehicles).

Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP): Program funded under the California Climate Investments, focuses on community-level investment in sustainable transportation, encompassing public transit and other clean mobility initiatives [10].

California Utility Programs for EVSE

Pacific Gas and Electric EV Fleet: The PG&E program provides funding for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as well as the EVSE infrastructure. The funding covers in front of the meter costs and a portion of the behind the meter costs, depending on the deployment. OEMS can apply to become an approved vendor.


Table 1 - Electric Vehicle Funding Available

Vehicle type Per vehicle incentive cap*
Transit buses and Class 8 vehicles $9,000 per vehicle
Transportation refrigeration units (TRU), truck stop electrification (TSE), airport ground support equipment (GSE), and forklifts $3,000 per vehicle
School buses, local delivery trucks, and other vehicles $4,000 per vehicle
*Incentives limited to 25 vehicles per site; sites with more vehicles to be considered on an individual basis.


Table 2 - PG&E Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Funding Available


Power Output Rebate for Eligible Customers*
Up to 50 kW 50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $15,000
50.1 kW – 149.9 kW 50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $25,000
150 kW and above 50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $42,000
Pacific Gas and Electric EV Fast Charge: The PG&E program funds DC fast charging for light-duty vehicles.

Southern California Edison Charge Ready Transport: SCE's program covers EVSE infrastructure for fleets within the utility territory. The funding covers in front of the meter costs and a portion of the behind the meter costs.


Table 3 - SCE Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Funding Available


Power Output Rebate for Eligible Customers
Up to 19.2 kW $1,700
19.3 kW – 49.9 kW $6,800
50 kW – 149.9 kW $20,100
150 kW and above $37,000
San Diego Gas and Electric Power Your Drive for Fleets: EVSE infrastructure for fleets within the utility territory.


Table 4 - SDG&E Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Funding Available


Power Output Rebate for Eligible Customers
Up to 19.2 kW 50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $3,000
19.3 kW – 50 kW 50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $15,000
50.1 kW – 150 kW 50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $45,000
150.1 kW and above 50% of the cost of EV charger, up to $75,000
LA Department of Water and Power: Rebate is up to $125,000 for DC fast charging EVSE for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Colton Electric Utility Department: $2,000 forklift rebate

Past California Funding Programs


Zero and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities: Provides funding for "pre-commercial" deployments that demonstrate emerging, zero- and near-zero emission technologies.

Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot Projects: Subprogram under the California Climate Investments, administered by the California Air Resources Board.

Awarded California Energy Commission Grant Funding Opportunities


GFO-20-304 – Evaluating Bi-Directional Energy Transfers and Distributed Energy Resource Integration for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fleet Electrification

GFO-20-306 – Research Hub for Electric Technologies in Truck Applications (RHETTA)

GFO-20-601 – Blueprints for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure

GFO-20-602 – Zero-Emission Transit Fleet Infrastructure Deployment

GFO-20-603 – Block Grant for Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Refueling Infrastructure Incentive Projects

GFO-20-605 – BESTFIT Innovative Charging Solutions (LDV and MHDV)

GFO-20-606 – Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project

GFO-20-610 – Vehicle-Grid Innovation Lab (ViGIL) (LDV and MHDV)

GFO-21-501 – Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck and Bus Technology Integration and Demonstration