Fleet Owners and Operators
Tools and Services
Electric Vehicle Fleet Assessment Services
If you are an owner or operator of a vehicle fleet registered in New York State and you are considering converting your fleet to plug-in electric vehicles, you are eligible to apply through this website for assistance from your utility service provider to help prepare your fleet for electric vehicle charging.
The resources below will help guide you through the Fleet Assessment Services. Check back regularly for updates to this table.
|EV Power Ready Fleet Assessment Services
|A landing page for this program containing background, application and submission instructions.
|Fleet Assessment Service Application (PDF)
|Conduct an assessment to understand your options for converting your fleet to electric vehicles.
|Medium- And Heavy-Duty Make-Ready
Pilot Program Implementation Plan (PDF)
The MHDPPIP is designed to reduce diesel emissions by encouraging the conversion of medium- and heavy-duty fleets to electric vehicles.
Site & Fleet Electrification Calculator
Everything you need to get started planning the electrification of your site or fleet with O&R.
- Energy Bill Analysis. Evaluate how your charging project will affect your Orange & Rockland bill.
- Rate Comparison. Identify the right Orange & Rockland rate for your project.
- Fuel Savings. Calculate the savings of electrification.
- Incentives. Save even more with rebates and incentives.
Medium and Heavy-Duty Fleet Make-Ready Pilot Program
The Medium and Heavy-Duty Pilot Program is designed to reduce diesel emissions by encouraging the transition of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle (MHDV) fleets to electric vehicles (EVs). The MHD Pilot Program offers incentives to mitigate the cost of developing EV charging capacity for qualifying MHD fleet vehicles. The incentives cover up to 90% of the utility-side make-ready costs and in some cases up to 50% of the customer-side make-ready costs for eligible customers and investments in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC).
Applications for the MHD Pilot Program will be evaluated on three key criteria—public accessibility, participation in a voucher incentive program (as defined below) and serving Disadvantaged Communities. A site must be either publicly accessible or participating in a voucher incentive program described below to be eligible to participate in the MHD Pilot Program. O&R will have full discretion in accepting applications and deciding final incentives based on the specific characteristics of the project.
- Public Accessibility: Publicly accessible charging stations for MHDVs are eligible for incentives covering both customer-side and utility-side costs. Publicly accessible stations do not need to participate in a voucher incentive program or be in a disadvantaged community to be eligible for the MHD Pilot Program.
- Voucher Incentive Program Participation: For non-publicly accessible stations, MHD Pilot Program applicants must participate in at least one of four New York State or Federal vehicle incentive programs. Eligible voucher incentive programs include New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP), the New York City Clean Trucks Program (NYCCTP), the Environmental Protection Agency Clean School Bus Program (EPA CSB), or the NYSERDA NY School Bus Incentive Program (NYSBIP). Sites participating in a voucher incentive program but not located in or serving a disadvantaged community can only qualify for utility-side make-ready infrastructure incentives. O&R will provide additional customer-side cost incentives for sites that are located within disadvantaged communities and are participating in one of the four vehicle incentive programs listed above.
| Utility-Side Upgrade Required
|Customer-Side Upgrade Required
|LDV Only (Class 1-2)
|Power Ready covers up to 50, 90 or 100%
|Power Ready covers up to 50, 90 or 100%
|Mixed Fleet (LDV/MHDV)
|Power Ready covers covers up to eligible % of LDV assets
MHDPP covers up to 90% of MHDV assets
|Power Ready covers up to eligible % of LDV assets
|MHDV Only (Class 3-8)
|MHDPP covers up to 90%
|In some cases, up to 50% of the customer-side make-ready costs for eligible customers and prioritize investments in Disadvantaged Communities (DAC)
|Light-duty vehicles - Class 1
|Light-duty vehicles - Class 2
|6,001 - 10,000
|Medium-duty vehicle - Class 3
|10,001 - 14,000
|Medium-duty vehicle - Class 4
|14,001 - 16,000
|Medium-duty vehicle - Class 5
|16,001 - 19,500
|Medium-duty vehicle - Class 6
|19,501 - 26000
|Heavy-duty vehicle - Class 7
|26,001 - 33,000
|Heavy-duty vehicle - Class 8
Eligible Infrastructure and Equipment
Utility-side make-ready infrastructure
Utility- electric infrastructure needed to connect and serve the load associated with the EV charger(s) that would have otherwise been paid by the participant as Excess Distribution Facilities ("EDF"), contributions in aid of construction ("CIAC") and/or accommodation charges. This may include the equipment and installation of step-down transformers, overhead service lines, utility meters, and other traditional distribution infrastructure owned and operated by the utility.
Customer-side make-ready infrastructure
Customer equipment or infrastructure necessary to make a site ready to connect an EV charger to the electric grid. This electric infrastructure may include conductors, trenching, and panels needed for the EV charging station, as well as advanced technologies including energy storage and load management software and hardware solutions used for the EV charging stations. Customer-side make-ready infrastructure also includes soft costs such as project management and site scoping and design. Customer-side make-ready infrastructure is developed, owned, and maintained by the charging station developer, equipment owner, or site host.
For more details on program eligibility or how to participate, please email us
State & Federal Incentives
Medium- and heavy-duty EV charging infrastructure program savings can be stacked with these New York incentives:
|New York State Tax Credit for Public
and Workplace Charging
|Get a tax credit of up to $5,000 for the purchase and installation of an electric vehicle charging station.
|New York State's Truck Voucher Incentive
|Funding is available for the replacement of older, diesel-fueled vehicles.
|Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Clean Bus Program
|With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models.