All parking lot operators should be considering using Pennsylvania electric car rebates to install EV chargers on their lots. This includes:
- Businesses owners and managers
- Retail establishments and restaurants
- Transportation departments and municipal governments
- Corporate and government fleet managers
- Facilities managers of colleges, hospitals, power plants, etc.
- Landlords and property management companies
Driving PA Forward
The main Pennsylvania electric car rebate for EV charging equipment is a program called Driving PA Forward. This program provides grants for the purchase, installation, maintenance, and operation of Level 2 chargers and the newer, more powerful DC fast chargers.
This completely changes the economics of installing new charging stations. It’s also worth pointing out that these are not Pennsylvania electric vehicle tax credits. They are straight-up grants. All you have to do is apply.
Level 2 Chargers
Level 2 charging stations can be installed almost anywhere and are capable of fully charging an EV’s batteries in just a couple of hours. “Top-offs” (going from roughly 30% to 80% charge) can be as quick as 30 minutes.
Driving PA Forward has dedicated $7.7 million over 5 years to fund Level 2 charger grants. The total grant value is between $3,500 and $4,500, or between 50% to 90% of the total project cost—whichever is lower.
DC Fast Chargers
DC fast chargers charge batteries much more quickly. They require heavy-duty equipment and safety precautions. Driving PA Forward has allocated $10 million over 5 years to fund DC faster charger grants.
If you are in a position to do so, you should seriously consider using this Pennsylvania electric car rebate to upgrade your parking lots with this equipment. To qualify for a DC fast charger grant, you must install your charging equipment in one of three locations:
- Community Charging Hubs (i.e., a dedicated lot accessible to the public)
- “Destination” Locations (e.g., large commercial developments)
- Transportation Corridors (e.g., freeways and major highways)
The value of the grant is up to $500,000, or up to 75% of the total project cost, whichever is lower.
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Pennsylvania State Incentives
State agencies, federal agencies, and utilities offer a variety of rebates, incentives, and grants that make electric charging even more affordable. Check here to see the programs in Pennsylvania.
Learn More About Managing Your EV Chargers with EV Connect
EV Connect is happy to advise you on the purchase and installation of EV chargers, as well as the switch to an EV fleet (if you are a fleet manager), and we can also help you navigate the various Pennsylvania electric vehicle tax credits, rebates, and other incentives.
Once you have your chargers installed, then you can take advantage of our core strength: We offer comprehensive network charging solutions for your EV charging stations.
Contact us to learn more!