Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles (EnergIIZE) Project has announced on July 6 that it will soon open its EV Jump Start funding lane.
The lane, funded by the California Energy Commission and administered by CALSTART, will open on July 19, 2023, at 9 a.m. and will run through Aug. 18, 2023, at 5 p.m. Pacific.
"We are thrilled to open this funding lane once again to California fleets and hope the increase in funding will attract new applicants throughout the state," said Alyssa Haerle, director of infrastructure incentive administration at CALSTART, in a recent news release.
The EV Jump Start funding lane covers up to 75% of eligible infrastructure equipment and software costs for projects up to $750,000. Costs eligible for reimbursement include Level 2 electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), DC Fast-Charge EVSE, charge management software, switchgears, electrical panel upgrades, wiring, conduit, and meters.
Prospective applicants include:
- Schools in disadvantaged or low-income communities
- Small businesses
- Minority-owned businesses
- Transit fleets serving disadvantaged or low-income communities.
- Other medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fleets in disadvantaged or low-income communities.
Applications will be accepted through an online Incentive Processing Center (IPC) the day the funding lane opens. Potential applicants can visit EnergIIZE for more information and resources.