Upcoming PG&E Open House Series Connects Distribution and Delivery Fleets with EV Resources

February 21, 2020

Complimentary event series is located throughout Northern and Central California March 10-12. Learn more here.

Reducing emissions from medium- and heavy-duty fleets has a major impact on the environment and plays a vital role in creating a more cost-efficient and cleaner energy future right here in California.

According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), in 2018 the transportation sector accounted for the largest portion of total statewide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (39 percent), and the medium- and heavy-duty truck sector accounted for 23 percent of those emissions.

To reduce harmful emissions, and meet the goals set by the state, electric vehicles will need to play a big role in the future of transportation—and as such, so do the state’s utility providers. The backbone of any electric fleet is the charging infrastructure—the physical network that transfers electricity from the grid to the vehicles themselves.

To reduce harmful emissions, and meet the goals set by the state, electric vehicles will need to play a big role in the future of transportation.

PG&E is committed to supporting customer adoption of electric vehicles and is doing so through a new program focused on accelerating fleet electrification, the EV Fleet program.

Save Money, Eliminate Tailpipe Emissions, and Simplify Maintenance

PG&E’s EV Fleet program helps fleets easily and cost-effectively install charging infrastructure so they can save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions, and simplify maintenance.

The goal of the program is to install EV infrastructure at more than 700 sites by 2024, supporting 6,500 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. To meet this goal, the EV Fleet program would provide make-ready charging infrastructure for medium- and heavy-duty EVs over the next five years, while also lowering the upfront cost of electric charging infrastructure through rebates and incentives.

Beyond the charging infrastructure, PG&E is committed to helping fleets throughout the entire electrification process. Along with incentives and rebates, PG&E’s EV Fleet program simplifies electrification by offering fleets assistance from the initial site planning and permitting to construction, activation, and ongoing maintenance.

Beyond the charging infrastructure, PG&E is committed to helping fleets throughout the entire electrification process.

PG&E is hosting a series of complimentary open house events to give fleets a firsthand opportunity to test drive medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles, learn about funding opportunities, and hear directly from local fleet managers who have successfully deployed commercial electric vehicles in their own operations.

The Distribution and Delivery Fleet Sector

PG&E’s upcoming series of open houses is geared towards California-based distribution and delivery fleets—fleets who transport goods to and from warehouses, distribution centers, import/export facilities, manufacturing complexes, retail centers, and to end-use customers. These sectors are especially well positioned to benefit from total cost of ownership savings over the long term.

Furthermore, distribution and delivery fleets have large and diverse fleet operations that can take advantage of the growing number of electric vehicle and equipment product offerings from leading OEMs, while meeting corporate sustainability goals, and getting ahead of looming regulations, such as California’s proposed zero emission transport refrigeration unit (TRU) regulation, which could go into effect in 2025.

PG&E’s open houses are geared towards California-based distribution and delivery fleets– sectors which are well positioned to benefit from total cost of ownership savings.

Through PG&E’s EV Fleet program, a distribution or delivery fleet with a mix of Class 3-8 vehicles and equipment can receive between $3,000 and $9,000 per vehicle in incentives to help ease the initial cost of fleet electrification.

What Distribution and Delivery Fleets Can Expect at the Open Houses

By attending PG&E’s upcoming open houses, distribution and delivery fleets will be able to:

  • Test drive medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles suited for distribution and delivery fleets, including class 4-8 tractors, delivery vans, forklifts, yard hostlers, eTRUs, and more
  • Hear from leading fleet operators on total cost of ownership considerations and their experience deploying commercial EVs
  • Learn about the incentives and resources PG&E’s EV Fleet program offers
  • Find out about additional funding opportunities that can be stacked with EV Fleet incentives to further buy down the cost of electrification
Find an Open House in Your Area

PG&E’s series of open houses are complimentary events located throughout Northern and Central California. Register today to attend.

Bakersfield
Tuesday, March 10
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton
5101 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309
Register to Attend
San Jose
Wednesday, March 11
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sheraton San Jose
1801 Barber Ln, Milpitas, CA 95035
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Napa
Thursday, March 12
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Westin Verasa Napa
1314 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559
Register to Attend