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Commercial EV Charging Station Rebate Program

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Commercial EV Charging Station Rebate Announcement

Open enrollment has been extended until 7:00 p.m. on June 28, 2024 due to temporary unavailability of the online application. 

Enrollment for Commercial Level 2 and DC Fast Charger (DCFC) rebates under the Commercial Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Rebate program will open enrollment for Level 2 charging stations and DCFCs starting on June 17, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. until June 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Enrollment for charging stations to fuel medium- and heavy-duty EVs remains open.

Updated 6/28/2024

 

About The Program

The Commercial EV Charging Station Rebate Program offers rebates to help offset the cost of installing commercial charging equipment, including:

  • Level 2 charging station rebates to charge light-duty EVs of up to $5,000 per charging station if deployed in a Disadvantaged Community. 
  • Direct current fast chargers (DCFCs) rebates to charge light-duty EVs of up to $100,000 per charging station depending on power output. 
  • Charging station rebates to charge medium- and heavy-duty EVs of up to $125,000 per charging station depending on power output. 

They must be permanently installed by a licensed electrical contractor and hardwired to the building premises (either wall-, pole- or pedestal-mounted) for a minimum in-service period of five years. See below for program requirements and charger details and refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.

The program offers two paths to apply. A rebate reservation is available to set aside funding for your rebate prior to the deployment of the charging stations as long as you meet the program’s requirements. Alternatively, customers may apply to the program after completing deployment. LADWP approval of your commercial EV charging plans is required before the deployment of any charging stations.

For up-to-date information on the Commercial EV Charging Station Rebate Program, including funding availability and application processing, consult the Funding Dashboard.
 

Before Applying

New chargers increase the electric demand of your site on the grid. LADWP needs to ensure that the utility infrastructure serving your site is adequately sized to avoid any service issues before the chargers are installed. When you submit your completed Customer Submittal Package, LADWP will evaluate the impact of the future EV charging load on the existing utility infrastructure and determine if any upgrades are needed to serve the new chargers.

Before Applying: Level 2 Charging Stations

Plans must be submitted before applying for Level 2 Charging Stations and you must receive an email from LADWP's EV Service Design Group confirming that the Customer Submittal Package is complete.

Before Applying: DCFCs and/or charging stations for MDHD EVs

Plans must be submitted before applying  for DCFCs or chargers for MDHD EVs and you must receive an email from LADWP's EV Service Design Group confirming that the Customer Submittal Package is complete or that a Feasibility Study has been paid for.

How to Apply

Open Enrollment

Please return on June 17, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. for open enrollment. Applications will be accepted through June 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Applications must be submitted electronically for customers applying to the Level 2 and DCFC program segments. To apply, the LADWP account holder must:

  1. Register for an LADWP account.
  2. Gather all required electronic attachments of all supporting documents. Please refer to the Program Guide for a list of all information required for your project. 
  3. Log in to access the electronic application under “Rebates and Programs” and submit a complete application with all required attachments between June 17, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. and June 28, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

Please refer to the Commercial EV Charging Station Program Guide before starting the application. Customers interested in applying for charging stations to fuel medium- and heavy-duty vehicles must contact [email protected] to request a PDF version of the application.
 

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Charging Requirements

Commercial Rebate Requirements

All charging stations must be certified and listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) except as noted for charging stations for medium-and heavy-duty EVs. All charging station installations must meet two criteria: a minimum input voltage of 208 volts and the minimum input current required by the equipment to be operational, regardless of any load management scenarios. They must be permanently installed by a licensed electrical contractor and hardwired to the building premises (either wall-, pole- or pedestal-mounted) for a minimum in-service period of five years. See below for general program guidelines and refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.

Level 2 Charging Stations for Light-duty EVs

  • J1772 connector, with an output power of 6.2 kW or more
  • Installed on or after June 1, 2022
  • At least two parking spaces available to employees, tenants or the public to qualify for one charging station rebate. One additional rebate is available for each additional 4 parking spaces up to a maximum of 40 rebates per premises.
  • Charging stations with more than one charge are eligible to receive an additional incentive of up to $500 per port.
  • Certified and listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
     
Level 2 for Light-duty EVs Output (kW) Max Rebate Amount Per Charging Stations
Charging Stations - Located in a Disadvantaged Community (as defined by CalEPA) 6.2 and above $5,000
Charging Stations - Located in a non-disadvantaged community $4,000
Additional Level 2 Charge Port $500

DC Fast Chargers for Light-duty EVs

  • Guaranteed output power of 50 kW or more per active connector.
  • Installed on or after June 1, 2022.
  • The following two fast charging connector types are eligible: SAE CCS and Tesla.
  • A minimum of 50 percent of all rebated connectors must support SAE CCS.
  • A maximum of eight DCFC rebates are available per premises, but only up two DCFCs may have restricted access. All other DCFCs must be publicly available 18 hours a day, seven days a week, excluding holidays.
  • DCFCs must be connected to a back-end network operations center for the duration of the required in-service period (minimum five years), which enables remote diagnostics, remote start, and usage data collection.
  • Certified and listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
DC Fast Chargers for Light-duty EVs Guaranteed Output per Active Connector (kW) Max Rebate Amount Per Active Connector
Tier 1 50 to 149 $20,000
Tier 2 150 to 274 $55,000
Tier 3 275+ $100,000

Charging Stations for Medium- and Heavy-duty EVs

  • Power output of 6.2 kW or more for an AC charging station or 24 kW or more for a DC charging station.
  • Installed on or after June 1, 2022.
  • Proof of purchase of a new medium- and heavy-duty plug-in EV (transit buses, school buses, and trucks, only) for each claimed charging station rebate. The charging station owner and the vehicle owner/lessee may be different entities.
  • Qualifying vehicles must be eligible for financial incentives by a government agency of the state of California.
  • Maximum rebate amount of $500,000 per premises.
  • Charging stations must be listed by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL) or may be field tested if approved by Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS).
Charging Stations for Medium-and Heavy-Duty EVs Output (kW) Max Rebate Amount Per Charging Stations
AC-1 6.2 to 49 $10,000
AC-2 50 to 99 $20,000
AC-3 100 and above $30,000
DC-1 24 to 49 $35,000
DC-2 50 to 99 $60,000
DC-3 100 to 149 $100,000
DC-4 150 and above $125,000

Program Documents

 

Previous Enrollment Documents

February 2024 Open Enrollment Documents:

June 2023 Open Enrollment Documents:

Upcoming events

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