Governments and utility companies have introduced a range of funding programs to incentivize the transition to electric vehicles for fleets.
These programs are designed to help fleet owners and operators overcome the higher upfront costs of electric vehicles and accelerate the deployment of more sustainable transportation solutions. Fleet operators can access federal, state, tribal, local, and utility funding programs to purchase electric vehicles and install charging infrastructure.
Below, find a few examples of some of the larger federal, state, and utility incentive programs available. These are provided as examples only, and Workhorse encourages fleets to contact our team to discover the incentive programs for which their team is eligible.
Examples of Incentives & Funding
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) offers funding to upgrade or replace older diesel engines with newer, cleaner technologies, including EVs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Targeted Airshed Grant Program provides vehicle incentive funding to reduce air pollution in the nation’s areas with the highest levels of ozone and PM2.5 ambient air concentrations.
The U.S. Treasury “45W” Commercial Vehicle Tax Credit enables businesses and tax-exempt organizations that buy a qualified commercial clean vehicle to qualify for a clean vehicle tax credit of up to $40,000 under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 45W. The credit equals the lesser of:
- 15% of your basis in the vehicle (30% if the vehicle is not powered by gas or diesel)
- The incremental cost of the vehicle
The maximum credit is $7,500 for qualified vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWRs) of under 14,000 pounds and $40,000 for all other vehicles.
State of California
State of New York
Several utilities across the U.S. offer EV fleet infrastructure incentives for fleets to switch to electric or hybrid vehicles, including:
- Pacific Gas & Electric – EV Fleet Program
- Southern California Edison – Charge Ready Transport Program
- San Diego Gas & Electric – Power Your Drive for Fleets
Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Wisconsin