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.
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
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.
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.