The California Air Resources Board (CARB) in partnership with CALSTART launched the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) and Low NOx Engine Incentives in 2009 to accelerate the purchase of cleaner, more efficient trucks and buses in California.
The greatest barrier to purchasing cleaner trucks and buses is the higher price tag.
HVIP provides point-of-sale discounts to vehicle purchasers. There’s no waiting for a rebate check or a tax credit. HVIP works closely with truck and bus dealers to apply the voucher incentive at the time of purchase.
Why do we need cleaner trucks and buses?
Today, trucks and buses are responsible for 37 percent of California’s greenhouse gas and criteria emissions. By deploying new electric, hybrid, and natural gas trucks and buses, fleets can help reduce these emissions.
Additional HVIP Voucher Funding added
CARB has added $32,626,851 in California Climate Investments funding for HVIP vouchers. The new funding more than covers all voucher requests on the wait list. Further additional funding is anticipated to be added in early 2018.
CARB Releases Final Draft of FY 2017-18 Funding Plan
CARB has posted the final draft of the Proposed FY 2017-18 Funding Plan. The CARB Board will consider adoption of the Funding Plan at their December 14 board meeting. The proposed changes to HVIP are on PDF pages 92 through 106 of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan. If approved by the Board, we will update the voucher amounts for eligible HVIP and Low NOx vehicles to reflect the Board-approved changes.
New Voucher Amounts Proposed
Changes to voucher amounts for some eligible vehicles have been proposed by CARB staff. The CARB Board is scheduled to consider the draft Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan at the December 14 Board Meeting. The proposed changes to HVIP are on PDF pages 86 through 99 of the draft Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan. If approved by the Board, we will update the voucher amounts for eligible HVIP and Low NOx vehicles to reflect the Board-approved changes.
Participate and Learn More
Fleets that operate Class 2 to Class 8 vehicles in California are eligible for voucher incentives! Click here to learn about HVIP’s clean vehicle inventory and how to submit a voucher request.
Vendors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) interested in selling vehicles through HVIP, click here to learn how to apply for HVIP vehicle eligibility.