EnergIIZE Project Launches $11.7 mn Public Charging Incentive Lane for Commercial Vehicles

Dollar in Green Business

The EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles Project announces the opening of its Public Charging funding lane, set to begin accepting applications from 9 a.m. Pacific Time on October 19, 2023, until 5 p.m. Pacific Time on November 3, 2023.

This funding lane presents a generous incentive pool of up to $11.7 million and will operate concurrently with the EnergIIZE Project’s Drayage Public Set-Aside lane. The initiative is financially supported by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and administered by CALSTART.

The Public Charging funding lane is specifically designed for applicants keen on deploying publicly accessible charging infrastructure tailored for battery-electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The application process will be highly competitive, focusing on criteria showcasing project readiness, cost-effectiveness, and community benefit.

Eligible projects can receive funding covering 75 percent of qualified equipment and software costs, up to a cap of $750,000 per project if they meet the EV Jump Start equity criteria, or 50 percent of costs up to a maximum of $500,000 per project if the criteria are not met. Recognized EV equipment encompasses direct current fast chargers (DCFC), transformers (non-IOU territory), meter mains, circuit breaker panels, and demand-management equipment.

Interested parties can start submitting their applications through the online Incentive Processing Center (IPC) on the EnergIIZE website commencing October 19, 2023, at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

Alyssa Haerle, CALSTART’s Director of Infrastructure Incentive Administration in Clean Fuels and Infrastructure, expressed enthusiasm about the augmented funding from the CEC for the EnergIIZE Project. “We offer more funds for this incentive program and look forward to seeing a surge of electric vehicle charging infrastructure installed for public and shared use across California,” Haerle stated.

The EnergIIZE Project stands committed to providing millions of dollars in infrastructure incentives year-round and hosts three additional incentive funding lanes: EV Fast Track, EV Jump Start, and Hydrogen. For more information, interested parties are encouraged to visit the EnergIIZE website or contact [email protected].