Available Voucher Funds
All Approved Technologies
$ -150,021,089
Small Fleet Low NOx NG
$ 0

Approved Technologies Include Zero Emission, Low NOx, and ePTO

The HVIP Waitlist now exceeds the funding available in Fiscal Year 19-20.
New voucher requests are on hold until further notice.
More information is available HERE.

The California Air Resources Board has made several policy changes that went into effect
at midnight October 25, 2019.
More details are available HERE.

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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. See the Eligible Vehicle Catalog HERE

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 directly with truck and bus dealers to apply the voucher incentive at the time of purchase.

Why do we need cleaner trucks and buses?

Today, the transportation sector is responsible for 50 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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Build Sustainable Communities
Protect Public Health

Latest News

HVIP Policy Changes

At the October 24, 2019 Board meeting, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved several changes to HVIP policy. These changes have been made in order to address a significant funding shortfall, and to align eligible technologies with HVIP goals. California maintains a portfolio of funding programs to support a wider variety of technology options and funding needs. The changes are in effect for all vouchers requested after 12:00 a.m. (Midnight) on Friday, October 25, 2019; the changes are not retroactive and therefore do not affect vouchers added to the Waitlist on or before Thursday, October 24, 2019. 

See full details HERE.

CARB Releases Proposed FY 2019-20 Funding Plan

CARB has posted the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 Funding Plan. The CARB Board will consider adoption of the Funding Plan at their October 24 board meeting. The proposed changes to HVIP are on PDF pages 105 through 108 of the Funding Plan.  More information on the implementation of these potential changes will be provided after October 24.

CARB Kicks Off the CORE Voucher Incentive Project!

On August 5, 2019, the California Air Resources Board announced that CALSTART will administer the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Voucher Incentive Project. CORE is a $40 million market acceleration program to advance the deployment of zero-emission off-road freight equipment. The program provides equipment purchasers and lessees attractive point-of-sale discounts toward the purchase of zero-emission off-road freight equipment making costs comparable to their traditional fossil-fueled counterparts.

CORE is based on HVIP and is a California Climate Investments project. To learn more, please visit www.californiacore.org.

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HVIP Celebrates its 10th Anniversary and Fuel Cell Bus Deployment at SunLine Transit Agency!

June 21, 2019

HVIP celebrated its first hydrogen fuel cell bus deployment and 10th anniversary at SunLine Transit Agency’s Learning Center. Speakers included Jack Kitowski of the California Air Resources Board, California Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, Lauren Skiver of SunLine Transit Agency, and Tom Brotherton of CALSTART. This event celebrated SunLine’s deployment of hydrogen electric fuel cell buses which are the first deployed through HVIP as well as HVIP’s 10th Anniversary. Participants were able view the buses and take a tour of the facility! Thank you to all those who attended!

See the press release here!

South Coast Air Quality Management District’s AB 617 Community Meeting

South Coast Air Quality Management District in collaboration with the California Air Resources Board is hosting an Assembly Bill (AB) 617 Community Meeting on May 29, 2019 in Colton, CA. This meeting is an opportunity for environment justice communities to address community air pollution and an update on the community plans of the AB 617 program. Click here to learn more!

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.

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.

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