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Incentives & Rebates

Electric vehicles come with a number of benefits, including lower maintenance costs, a more eco-friendly driving experience, and, perhaps best of all, no more trips to the Los Angeles or Long Beach gas pump. If your business is considering switching to zero-emissions vehicles, now is the perfect time. Incentives and rebates are currently available, as California requires all new vehicles sold in the state to be electric or plug-in electric hybrids by 2035. Tom's Truck Center shares what you need to know below.

Incentives & Rebates for Zero-Emissions Vehicles

At both the state and federal levels, funding is available for companies looking to transition to zero-emissions vehicles. At Tom’s Truck Center, we have trained sales staff and an expert Zero-Emissions Vehicle Programs and Affairs Manager with years of expertise in EV fleet technology, regulations, subsidies, incentives, commercial rate design, and infrastructure needs. We work with buyers from all across California and beyond to ensure that any and all financial benefits are utilized for maximum savings.  Here is a list of the current programs that we are well versed in and can assist you with to determine if you qualify:

  • HVIP – Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive
  • ISEF – Innovative small e-fleet pilot program
  • VIP – Voucher Incentive Program
  • Carl Moyer – The Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program Grant
  • Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust for California
  • 45W Commercial Clean Vehicle Federal Tax Credit – IRS

Contact Us for More Information

The Tom's Truck Center team is here to help you navigate all the incentive and rebate deals for zero-emissions vehicles. Contact us for more information. In the meantime, feel free to check out our latest inventory of Nikola electric trucks, as well as our post on electric truck charging options. With our EV experts on your side, you can make the switch to an all-electric fleet both seamless and affordable! Contact us today for details!

Trucks & Fleet FAQ

Electric trucks eliminate many of the maintenance heavy components that exist in diesel trucks, like the emissions system, fuel delivery system, transmission and driveline. With fewer moving parts, an electric truck should require less routine maintenance.
Nikola trucks can be purchased and either of our Tom's Truck Center locations.
Both employ an electric drivetrain. The difference is in the system that powers the drivetrain. Battery electric vehicles use batteries to generate electric energy, while fuel cell vehicles use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electric energy.
Many drivers notice an improved ride quality behind the wheel of an electric truck. Power and acceleration are near-instantaneous, you won’t feel any gears shifting, and perhaps the most noticeable difference is that electric trucks are far quieter than diesel trucks. Regenerative braking is another difference between electric and diesel trucks, designed to slow the vehicle while regenerating energy back to the battery to optimize the driving range.
Replacing 1 Class 8 diesel truck can eliminate around 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions, like C02 and NOX, from the environment. Electric trucks eliminate concerns over vehicle idling and fuel waste, have less ongoing service needs and are generally more comfortable for the driver.

Electric vehicles fuel in a different way than diesel or gas, and it’s preferred to charge these vehicles overnight when utility costs are lower – however, we also have charging solutions that fit other needs. In addition to different methods of charging, electric trucks have fewer moving parts that require less maintenance, like eliminating oil changes and DEF fluid and filters, and minimizing brake servicing needed with the help of regenerative braking.
Tom's Truck Center has expert staff in place, that can assist with securing significant federal and state issued incentives and rebates.
The Nikola TRE requires a DC fast charger. It uses an industry standard CCS1 connector, allowing you to use your DC fast charger for electric trucks, box trucks, and other commercial vehicles. Our charging experts will size the charger based on your operations, dwell time and the number of vehicles, generally recommending 60-175kW (250kW is available). It’s most efficient to use the truck’s dwell time to charge, during off-hours where utility rates are lowest, like overnight.
Tom's Truck Center has expert staff in place, and we have assisted in many charging infrastructure projects. We can provide a site assessment to determine if you have enough electrical capacity at your facility for the required DC fast chargers, and will work with your local utility if additional power is needed.
Incentives vary based on geography and zip codes. Tom's Truck Center will locate any available charging incentives and work with your local utility to help reduce the cost of your charging project

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