Electrification for Fleets Operating
in Disadvantaged Communities

Reducing Air Pollution in Disadvantaged Communities
through EV Infrastructure Incentives & Rebates

Disadvantaged Communities Fleets

For some communities, socio-economic burdens and the related impacts of poor air quality are an unfortunate reality of daily life. With the adoption of electric vehicles, fleets in disadvantaged communities can improve air quality by eliminating tailpipe emissions and reduce their operating costs. SDG&E’s Power Your Drive for Fleets program can help these fleets cost-effectively install the necessary charging infrastructure needed to electrify their medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, improving their bottom line and helping to improve local air quality.

Disadvantaged Community Map

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), on behalf of the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), released the California Communities Environmental Health Screening Tool (CalEnviroScreen). CalEnviroScreen identifies California communities by census tracts that are disproportionately burdened by, and vulnerable to, multiple sources of pollution. For the Power Your Drive for Fleets program, SDG&E is able to extend beyond this statewide definition and expand the territories of disadvantaged communities. SDG&E can help you determine if your fleet is located or operates in one of these territories and if you subsequently qualify for additional program incentives.

Fleets Disadvantage Community Map

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Improve Total Cost of Ownership

Fleets operating in disadvantaged communities (DACs) not only need to keep tight restraints on overall total cost of ownership (TCO), but they also have a responsibility to their community to improve the quality of the air they share. By transitioning to one of the many new electric vehicles (EVs) available today, these fleets can reduce TCO with lowered maintenance costs and incentives to electrify, as well as improve air quality by eliminating tailpipe emissions.

Total Cost of Ownership Analysis for Fleets in Disadvantaged Communities

The below graphic provides a sample TCO analysis of a 20-vehicle fleet: gasoline Class 3 delivery van versus an electric Class 3 delivery van.

See the Fleets Operating in Disadvantaged Communities TCO Fact Sheet for a full analysis

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Additional Charger Rebates Available for Fleets
Operating in Disadvantaged Communities

Fleets operating in disadvantaged communitites are eligible for additional charger rebates of up to 50% of the costs to puchase charging stations.

Use our rebate calculator to see how much you could save.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible to receive funding through the Power Your Drive for Fleets program, fleets operating in disadvantaged communities must first meet the four basic criteria below:  

  • Demonstrate commitment to procure a minimum of 2 electric fleet vehicles 
  • Demonstrate long-term electrification growth plan and schedule of load increase 
  • Provide data related to charger usage for a minimum of 5 years 
  • Own or lease the property where chargers are installed within SDG&E’s service area and operate and maintain vehicles and chargers for a minimum of 10 years 

Eligible Vehicles

A diverse mix of on-road and off-road, medium- and heavy-duty vehicle types to support fleets operating in disadvantaged communities are eligible for the Power Your Drive for Fleets program  including:

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Fleet Resources

In addition to funding, site planning and construction support available through the Power Your Drive for Fleets program, SDG&E connects fleets with below resources to help navigate EV infrastructure, charging rates, and funding opportunities.

Program Overview Fact Sheet

Program Overview
Fact Sheet

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EV Charging Guidebook

EV
Charging
Guidebook

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Sector Resources

The sector-specific resources below are available to help fleets operating in disadvantaged communities understand their unique cost savings potential and navigate EV infrastructure incentives available through the Power Your Drive for Fleets program.

Program Overview Fact Sheet

Fleets in Disadvantaged 
Communities Fact Sheet

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Fact Sheet

 Fleets in Disadvantaged Communities
TCO Fact Sheet

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