There are typically three types of fleet charging: depot, on-route, and opportunity. Depot charging, or overnight charging, occurs when vehicles charge overnight at a ‘home base’ location. Opportunity charging occurs when a vehicle charges at specific sites along its route—for instance, when loading or unloading cargo. Finally, on-route charging, or corridor charging, utilizes public charging sites along transportation corridors.
There are a number of resources to help drivers locate existing charging stations, and to help fleet managers to understand charging technology, charging station options, and incentives for purchasing and installing charging infrastructure.
Resources for Electric Fleet Charging
Incentives for Electric Fleet Charging
- RMP commercial rebates
- RMP Non-Residential DC Fast Charger: Single port: $30,000 per charger up to 75% of total costs (subject to cap). Multi-port: $42,000 per charger up to 75% of total costs (subject to cap). Chargers must be from the approved chargers list
- RMP Make-Ready Project Incentives: Help cover upfront costs for electrical infrastructure and installation of EV projects. Amounts available vary.
- SLC Economic Development Loan Fund
- 12-month deferral of payments to pay down principal with grants, incentives, and utility savings, and an additional 1% interest rate reduction. Business must be located in Salt Lake City
- Applications accepted on a rolling basis
- Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit
- Federal tax credit. Applies to infrastructure for natural gas, propane, hydrogen, electricity, E85, or diesel fuel blends containing a minimum of 20% biodiesel. Available until 2032.
- Workplace Electric Vehicle Charging Funding Assistance Program
- DAQ grant. Businesses and non-profits are eligible to be reimbursed for 50% of the cost of the project, with $75,000 maximum. Government entities are eligible to be reimbursed for 50% of the cost, with a maximum to be determined by DAQ.
- EPA Clean School Bus
- EPA grant. Provides funding to replace existing school buses with clean, zero-emission buses.
- Applications due August 22, 2023.
- Alternative Fuel Grant Program Application
- DAQ grant. $2,500 per conversion. Allows businesses that convert vehicles to run on natural gas, propane, or electricity to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 per conversion. The conversion business is then required to pass along the savings to the owner of the eligible vehicle being converted.