Smart EV Charging Program

Enjoy financial and environmental benefits

Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability

Position your organization as forward-thinking

Energize Your Business by Supporting Electric Vehicles

Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability by installing charging ports for electric vehicles (EVs) at your facility.

Having EV charging ports on your premises offers both financial and environmental benefits, helps promote your eco-friendly values and positions your organization as forward-thinking. They also help attract and retain employees and build goodwill with your customers and the community. By installing EVs, your organization becomes part of the solution to the world's most pressing environmental problems.

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Smart EV Charging Program Incentives

Tucson Electric Power's Smart EV Charging Program offers incentives as well as technical support to commercial businesses, multi-family complexes and nonprofit customers that purchase and install EV charging ports at their location. Customers located in lower-income areas receive higher rebates. Rebates are issued at the completion of the project.

Our rebates greatly offset your purchase and installation costs, making it easier to become a leader in developing sustainable EV infrastructure for our community. Maximum rebate levels are displayed in the table below.

 

Charger Type Site Standard Disadvantaged Community (DAC) Eligible Projects*
Level 2 (L2) Workplace Up to $4,000/port, capped at 75% of project cost Up to $6,000/port, capped at 75% of project cost
Level 2 (L2) Multi-family, Nonprofit Up to $5,400/port, capped at 85% of project cost Up to $9,000/port, capped at 85% of project cost
DC Fast Charger (DCFC) All Up to $20,500/port, capped at 75% of project cost Up to $40,000/port, capped at 75% of project cost

Rebate levels subject to change at any time. The number of ports and dollar amount per-port incentivized may be less than the number of ports a customer wishes to install and the maximum per-port rebates.

*DAC Eligible Projects include those projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Project is in a U.S. Census Block Group where the low-income population percentile (relative to the state) is 80% or greater, as identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s EJScreen Mapping Tool.
  • Chargers are made available to the public, and are not located behind a gate or barrier, during normal business hours.
    • In addition to the public, customers or employees may be primary users of the chargers. Projects where chargers could be used for fleets or for-sale vehicles along with public charging are subject to additional review on a case-by-case basis.

The program team reserves the right to accept or reject proposed projects’ DAC eligibility, and to update this definition as appropriate with the evolution of the program.

City of Tucson Projects — please note TEP is not able to provide a rebate for project costs associated with meeting the minimum requirements of the City of Tucson’s Commercial EV Ordinance. For example, if your project will have 5 charging stations and the ordinance requires the installation of 3 charging stations, TEP’s Smart EV Charging Program will only cover costs associated with 2 out of the 5 charging stations.

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Program Requirements

  1. All TEP commercial customers are eligible to apply.
  2. Customers must purchase and install a minimum of two (but up to six) Level 2 or DC-fast charging ports at their location. Projects that involve the installation of six or more ports will be evaluated on an individual basis and incentives may vary.
  3. Customers must sign a Site Host Agreement with a three-year term.
  4. Customers must be on one of TEP's Time-of-Use pricing plans.

Click here for a list of approved charging port vendors

NOTE:  TEP reserves the right to modify the program requirements or incentives as needed.

Project Costs Eligible for Incentives

  • EV charging station and related equipment
  • Electrical service upgrades required for the installation
  • Design and engineering services
  • Construction and installation (materials and labor)
  • Service, warranty and O&M agreements

How TEP Supports Your Project

  • Conducts a site evaluation to determine the best charging solution
  • Provides customers with a prequalified list of approved charging port vendors and referrals to qualified installers
  • Educates customers on best practices for equipment operation
  • Provides post-inspection follow-up and guidance to ensure the project meets your goals and expectations

Get Started Today

Take the first step toward installing EV charging ports at your facility.