Transportation Electrification

Drive Clean Colton!

Colton Electric Department chooses to be proactive in planning for the introduction of zero-emission vehicles in the City. CED is dedicated to advancing the adoption of electric vehicles and offers multiples incentives to help you.

Why Go Electric?

Thinking about going electric? There are multiple benefits to driving an electric vehicle such as:

  • Cleaner Air: Electric vehicles run on battery power, therefore do not emit the same toxic pollutants as their traditional internal combustion engine vehicle counterparts.
  • Lower Maintenance Costs: Electric vehicles have fewer moving parts, run on an electric motor and do not require any oil changes.  Home Recharging: Owning an electric vehicle allows you to recharge at the convenience of your own home, eliminating the need for trips to the gas station. Simply plug in your EV into your existing wall outlet and recharge overnight!

Wondering what's the perfect EV for all your needs? Check out the Veloz website to compare models.

Incentives for Electric Vehicles


Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Rebate (PDF): Residential and Commercial customers may apply to receive up to $500 towards the cost of a Level 2 charger.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Rate (PDF): Households with registered electric vehicles in Colton are eligible to apply towards an additional 250 kilowaat per hour towards Tier 2 on their electricity bill.

Used Electric Vehicle (EV) Rebate (PDF): Interested in leasing or purchasing a used electric vehicle? Residential customers who purchase a used all battery or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle are eligible to receive a rebate of $1,000. Customers participating in our income assistance program are eligible to receive up to $1,500.


Electric Vehicle (EV) Charger Rebate (PDF): Applicants can receive a $5,000 rebate when they install a separate utility meter or a $2,500 rebate when they install a standard connection.

Electric Forklift Rebate (PDF): Are you an industrial customer looking to electrify your Forklift fleet? Apply to receive a rebate of up to $2,000 towards the cost of leasing/purchasing an electric forklift.

Additional Resources

Clean Vehicle Rebate Program (CVRP) - Applicants may qualify to receive up to $2,500 towards the purchase of a new electric vehicle.

Replace Your Ride - Income qualified customers may qualify to receive up to $9,500 toward the purchase of a new or used electric vehicle.

Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP) - If you are a business, nonprofit organization, California Native American Tribe listed with the Native American Heritage Commission, you may be eligible to receive up to $70,000 towards the installation of a new DC fast charging station.

To learn more about electric vehicles visit the Southern California Regional Plug-In Electric Vehicle Plan website.

Never worry about finding a charging station! Locate charging stations using the PlugShare website.