Fleet Electrification Program

Get expert help and incentives to Go Electric!

Now is the time to move your fleet forward with electrification, and Seattle City Light is here to help. From fleet advisory services to charging solutions, our team offers free, expert guidance at every step on your journey to electrification. Work with us to save up to 50% of the costs for eligible charging infrastructure.

Download the program overview flyer.

Benefits of Electrifying Your Fleet

  • Reduced long-term costs
  • Lower operations and maintenance expenses
  • Reduced emissions and carbon footprint
  • Increased reputation as a leader in sustainability and innovation
  • Increased community recognition for your fleet
  • Enhanced recruitment and retention of employees, tenants, and customers

Learn about Sound Generations' experience joining City Light’s Fleet Electrification Program.

Begin with a Comprehensive Fleet Assessment

  1. Contact our team of experts for a fleet electrification expert.
  2. Review your current fleet with a trusted advisor.
  3. Get a free customized analysis with estimated cost savings and greenhouse gas reductions.
  4. Discuss personalized recommendations on electric vehicles (EVs) to improve your bottom line, the community, and the environment.
  5. Get help with incentives and grants to reduce electrification costs.

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Save on Fleet Charging Solutions

Seattle City Light can help you save on charging solutions to power your fleet. We offer three charging incentive options and can help you select what is best for your fleet.

On-Road Vehicle Charger Rebates

On-Road Vehicle Charger Rebates focus on financial assistance for EV charger hardware and installation costs.

On-Road Vehicle Charger Rebates
Technology Charger Rebate per Port*
EV Chargers Level 2 Wall Mount $3,000
Level 2 Pedestal Mount $4,000
DCFC 50 kW+ $30,000
DCFC 150 kW+ $50,000

Non-Road Equipment Infrastructure Rebates

Non-Road Equipment Infrastructure Rebates offer financial assistance for non-road electric technology chargers and infrastructure, including electric forklifts, yard trucks, rail yard equipment, and truck refrigeration unit infrastructure.

Non-Road Equipment Infrastructure Rebates
Technology Charger Rebate per Port*
Forklift Chargers Rapid or Conventional $1,000
Electric Standby Truck Refrigeration Infrastructure Wall or Pedestal Mount $1,000
Yard Truck Chargers or Rail Yard Equipment Chargers† Level 2 Wall Mount $3,000
Level 2 Pedestal Mount $4,000
DCFC 50 kW+ $30,000
DCFC 150 kW+ $50,000
DCFC 350 kW+ $100,000

Make-Ready Infrastructure Incentives

Make-Ready Infrastructure Incentives‡ provide additional financial assistance to fleets within environmental justice communities for behind-the-meter and to-the-meter utility-owned make-ready infrastructure. Limited funding is available.

Organizations must be located within an environmental justice community, be a commercial City Light customer, and have at least one vehicle in their vehicle fleet. Additional requirements may apply. For more information on environmental justice communities or eligibility requirements, please contact eFleets@seattle.gov.

Make-Ready Incentives
Charger Type Minimum Output Power (kW) Total Funding Cap per Site
Level 2 and DCFC 6.6 City Light will fund up to 100% of costs of behind-the-meter make-ready infrastructure and to-the-meter make-ready infrastructure.§

Rebate Applications

Ready to apply for a rebate? Download an application and submit it to eFleets@seattle.gov or start an application online by using our request form.

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* Incentives are not to exceed 50% of total charger and installation costs or the per-port incentive cap, whichever is lower. Additional funding caps per site may apply. See application for more information.

† Electric rail yard equipment includes rail yard switchers and rail car movers.

‡ Covers any utility-owned infrastructure and equipment that provides electric services, extensions, or upgrades needed to support the installation of EV infrastructure in excess of standard new business allowances and any customer-owned equipment from the point of interconnection up to (but not including) the charging equipment.

§ Funding from all charging infrastructure incentive pathways will not exceed 100% of total customer project costs; this includes projects in which a combination of Make-Ready Incentive and On- or Non-Road Incentive pathways are applied. City Light will not provide funding that contributes to the customer more than the total cost of the project when also considering funding received from other sources. Make-ready incentives are subject to a cap of $200,000 per site and per customer. Incentive caps are subject to change per City Light discretion and availability of program funds. Project applications which exceed the customer cap will be considered on an individual basis.

Get Started Today!

Learn more about how you can move your fleet forward with electrification. Contact us for details on incentives and a comprehensive Fleet Electrification Evaluation!

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City Light

Dawn Lindell, Interim General Manager and CEO
Address: 700 5th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34023, Seattle, WA, 98124-4023
Phone: (206) 684-3000
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Seattle City Light was created by the citizens of Seattle in 1902 to provide affordable, reliable, and environmentally responsible electric power to the City of Seattle and neighboring suburbs.