California is the top state for electric vehicles (EVs). The Golden State is highly focused on EV adoption and is incentivizing residents to get on board. State agencies and utilities offer the most robust EV and EV charging rebates in the country.
The utility that offers some of the best EV incentives is Southern California Edison (SCE). This article breaks down the SCE EV rebates so you know how much you can save by owning an EV or installing EV charging stations at your facility.
SCE EV Rebates
Southern California Edison (SCE) offers electric vehicle incentives for residential and commercial adoption.
SCE residential customers can receive a $1,000 rebate for a pre-owned EV. An SCE rebate may be claimed up to three times by different owners or lessees of the same electric vehicle.
SCE offers the California Clean Fuel Reward to residents who purchase or lease a new EV. You could receive up to $1,500 instantly. The instant reward is available to anyone who buys or leases a new EV with a battery capacity of greater than 5 kWh in California. The California Clean Fuel Reward is offered on a sliding scale that depends on the EV’s battery size.
SCE EV Charging Rebates for Business
When it comes to electric vehicle charging for business, SCE offers incentives to commercial, multi-family, and public sector facilities through their Charge Ready Program. The Charge Ready Program only offers rebates for Level 1 and Level 2 chargers, DC fast chargers are not included. There are three Charge Ready Programs available: the Turn-Key Installation Program, the Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program, and the New Construction Rebate Program.
Commercial buildings can participate in the Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program. Through the program, SCE offers the design-build and installation of EV infrastructure. If you opt to install the customer-side (not the utility-side) of the EV infrastructure through a partner like WattLogic, you could qualify for a rebate of up to 80% of what SCE estimates the construction to cost.
SCE also offers rebates for Level 1 and Level 2 charging station purchases and installation after the project is completed.
Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program requirements for commercial buildings include:
Multi-family property owners and operators can choose from all three Charge Ready programs.
SCE will also provide rebates for the EV charging stations and the installation.
In order to qualify, your site must exceed mandatory CALGreen building codes by installing EV charging infrastructure. Participants must enroll in an SCE Time-Of-Use (TOU) rate plan. Participants must also install networked (as opposed to non-networked) EV charging stations with the usage and pricing information to be shared with SCE.
Public sector and municipal facilities are eligible for the Charging Infrastructure and Rebate Program as detailed in the “Commercial Buildings” section above.
Electrify Your Commercial Facility
As you can see from this article, SCE offers some of the best rebates for commercial EV charging stations. Whether you are a multi-family unit, office building, or warehouse we can take care of the rebate application process for you and get you the ideal electric vehicle charging solution for your facility. Reach out here. If you’re interested in learning more about EV charging, check out our “Ultimate Guide to Electrifying a Commercial EV Future.”