Available Voucher Funds
All Approved Technologies
$ 57,120,654
Small Fleet Low NOx NG
$ 0

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.

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How do I know if a vehicle is eligible for HVIP?

All HVIP-eligible vehicles can be found within the clean vehicle catalog. If you believe a vehicle is eligible, but do not see it listed within the online catalog, please send an email to info@californiahvip.org.

Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready Transport Program Kickoff Meeting

Southern California Edison is launching the Charge Ready Transport Program to help install charging infrastructure needed to electrify medium- and heavy-duty fleets on May 20, 2019.

Learn about the Charge Ready Transport Program requirements, funding opportunities, partners, and the application process by watching the meeting on YouTube Live at http://bit.ly/SCE_EnergyEducationCenter_YouTube.

HVIP and Southern California Edison will be collaborating to coordinate our incentives. Stay tuned for that collaboration!

California Air Resources Board Working Group Scheduled for March 25, 2019

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) Work Group Meeting for 2019-20 Funding Plan Development to be held on Monday, March 25, 2019.

For those unable to attend in person, conference call capability is available – Dial-In Number: 888-946-3504, Passcode: 2983101. Click here to access to agenda for this event.

Meeting Information:

The meeting will be held at the following date, time, and location:
Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Place: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Training Room East
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Mr. Ryan Murano, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 322-2383 or by email at ryan.murano@arb.ca.gov.

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Updated Requirements for Low NOx Refuse Trucks

Purchases of new 8.9L Low NOx natural gas refuse collection and roll-off vehicles that replace existing natural gas vehicles are not eligible for voucher requests.

Purchases of new 8.9L Low NOx natural gas refuse collection and roll-off vehicles that replace existing diesel vehicles are eligible for voucher requests.

Purchases of new 8.9-L Low NOx natural gas transfer vehicles remain eligible, regardless of whether they replace a diesel vehicle or not.

Eligibility requirements for 8.9-L Low NOx vehicles that replace diesel vehicles:

  • The new Low NOx vehicle needs to be domiciled and operated within a 100-mile driving radius of the diesel vehicle it is replacing. If the replacement vehicle is more than 100 miles from the replaced vehicle, but still in the same service territory, the fleet can request an exception with a letter detailing the new vehicle’s service territory.
  • Proof of California vehicle registration, active at time of voucher request, is required for the diesel vehicle that is being replaced. There is no requirement to substantiate that the diesel vehicle has been replaced. Each diesel vehicle can only count once as a replaced vehicle. The fleet shall also identify the domicile location of each replaced diesel vehicle. The replaced diesel vehicle needs to be a collection or roll-off vehicle.

California Air Resources Board Working Group Scheduled for December 11, 2018

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming California Air Resources Board (CARB) Heavy-Duty Advanced Technology Incentives public work group meeting to be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. This meeting will include working sessions that focus on barriers and opportunities related to deployment of heavy-duty technologies including zero-emission, hybrid, and low NOx engines.

For those unable to attend in person, conference call capability will also be provided. An agenda with conference call details will be posted no later than Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at the website noted below.

Meeting Information:

The meeting will be held at the following date, time, and location:
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
Sierra Hearing Room
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

 

The agenda will be posted on the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) website by Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/meetings/meetings.htm.

If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Mr. Ryan Murano, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 322-2383 or by email at ryan.murano@arb.ca.gov.

CARB Releases Proposed FY 2018-19 Funding Plan

CARB has posted the Proposed FY 2018-19 Funding Plan. The CARB Board will consider adoption of the Funding Plan at their October 25 board meeting. The proposed changes to HVIP are on PDF pages 73 through 79 of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2018-19 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 on October 26.

Additional Voucher Funding Added

As of April 19, 2018 CARB has added an additional $5,435,822.10 in voucher funding for HVIP.

FY 17-18 HVIP Voucher Funding Added

CARB has added $133,176,000 in voucher funding for all technologies, and $7,440,000 in voucher funding specifically for Low NOx vouchers.

All vouchers previously requested are now funded.

All FY17 Voucher Funding ($54 Million) for Electric and Hybrid Technologies Has Been Subscribed

There is still $7.5 million in voucher funding available for Low NOx engines.

We will take voucher requests on a wait list for electric and hybrid technologies.

$135 million in FY18 voucher funding is anticipated to be added in early 2018.

CARB FY 2017-18 Funding Plan Approved; Voucher Amounts Adjusted

The California Air Resources Board approved the FY 2017-18 Funding Plan that includes $188 million for HVIP. Voucher amounts for new voucher requests have been adjusted today to incorporate the changes outlined in the Funding Plan.

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Fleets

Fleets

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 & OEMs

Vendors & OEMs

Vendors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) interested in selling vehicles through HVIP, click here to learn how to apply for HVIP vehicle eligibility.

Why Clean Vehicles?

BACKGROUND

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) and Low NOx Engine Incentives was formed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a result of the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) following the passing of the California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (AB 118, Statutes of 2007, Chapter 750). AQIP offers funding for projects and initiatives focused on supporting the development and deployment of the advanced technologies needed to meet California’s longer-term, post-2020 air quality goals. The fuel efficiency and zero- to low-emission benefits of zero-emission, hybrid, and natural gas vehicle technologies provide a strong public health benefit by reducing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria emissions.

Growing California’s Market for Clean Vehicle Technologies

HVIP responds to a key market challenge by making clean trucks and buses more affordable for fleets.  By offering point-of-sale incentives for clean trucks and buses, HVIP provides a streamlined approach for providing helpful incentives to fleets without waiting to submit proposals or complicated paperwork. Fleets receive the voucher discount at the point of sale while HVIP-approved vendors and dealers process the required documentation.

This innovative approach provides a meaningful “kick-start” to the low-carbon clean truck and bus industry. HVIP helps fleet and vehicle owners move into clean trucks and buses faster, while reducing emissions, fuel consumption and supporting California’s goals to promote a clean climate future.

HVIP is Making a Difference

To date, HVIP has deployed more than 3,500 medium- to heavy-duty vehicles, accelerating the growth of the nation’s early market of zero-emission and hybrid trucks and buses by 30 percent. HVIP has successfully increased the demand of these technologies which is proving to advance the industry, create jobs and economic benefits while accelerating the commercialization of these trucks and buses for all. With more than 1,000 fleets participating across California, HVIP is helping the state meet its clean air goals.

HVIP is administered and implemented through a partnership between California Air Resources Board (CARB) and CALSTART (selected by CARB via a competitive grant solicitation).

California Climate Investments

HVIP is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.

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