Amid COVID-19, HVIP continues to operate without delay. Information about accommodations related to document submissions and signatures is available HERE.
If you have concerns, please contact us at email@example.com.
Voucher requests on the waitlist began to be reviewed for approval on March 18, 2020.
More information is available HERE. Requests will be reviewed in the order they were received by the Voucher Processing Center (VPC). FY 2019 – 20 voucher funding will be sufficient to cover all requests currently on the waitlist.
Dealers / manufacturers will be notified when a voucher they have requested is under review. The review of all waitlisted requests is expected to be complete in April 2020. No new voucher requests will be accepted until HVIP reopens when FY 2020 – 21 funding is available. This is anticipated for November 2020. The California Air Resources Board closed the waitlist on November 1, 2019.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB), in partnership with CALSTART, launched the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to accelerate the adoption of cleaner, more-efficient trucks and buses. HVIP works directly with dealers to apply the voucher incentive at the time of purchase. See the Eligible Vehicle Catalog HERE.
HVIP Launches Funding Finder Tool for Vehicles and Infrastructure
HVIP is proud to announce the launch of the Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool. Developed to provide a centralized online resource on available California funding programs, the Funding Finder allows users to evaluate incentive programs for medium- and heavy-duty advanced vehicles and equipment technology, infrastructure and planning grants. By the click of a mouse, a user can easily evaluate funding depending on one’s location, technology type, and funding amount.
CALSTART created the Funding Finder in partnership with state funding agencies, air districts and utilities to ensure that users have access to the latest information on available funding in the state of California. The Funding Finder seeks to help users evaluate funding options while helping the state advance clean technologies to meet important emission reduction goals and build healthier communities.
Check Out the Funding Finder for free at www.fundingfindertool.org and share it with your colleagues!
California Air Resources Board Public Work Group for the FY 20 – 21 Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a public work group webinar to discuss the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 – 2021 Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy on April 16, 2020.
If you have questions or comments regarding this workgroup, please contact Mr. Jason Crow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Air Resources Board Public Work Group Webinar for FY 20 – 21 Funding Plan Development for HVIP
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a public work group webinar to discuss Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 policy for Clean Truck and Bus Vouchers (HVIP) on April 7, 2020. At this webinar, staff will discuss with stakeholders how best to adjust this incentive program to align with growing demand and the Governor’s January proposed budget.
If you have questions or comments regarding this work group, please contact Mr. Matt Williams, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 324-2032
Summary HVIP Policy and Request Changes, July 2019 – Present
HVIP has made the following updates to the voucher request process:
- As of July 23, 2019, all funds available for HVIP FY 18-19 have been requested and a waitlist was in effect.
- On October 24, 2019, the California Air Resources Board approved several changes to HVIP policy. The changes went into effect for all voucher requested after October 24, 2019. The changes were not retroactive and therefore did not affect vouchers added to the waitlist before October 24, 2019.
- As of November 1, 2019, the California Air Resources Board has closed the waitlist. HVIP is no longer accepting voucher requests as HVIP has received voucher requests for the entire $142 million FY 19—20 budget.
- On March 18, 2020, voucher requests on the waitlist began to be reviewed for approval. Requests are reviewed in the order they were received by the Voucher Processing Center (VPC). FY 19-20 voucher funding will be sufficient to cover all requests currently on the waitlist.
- HVIP anticipates accepting new voucher requests beginning in November 2020, when FY 20-21 funding becomes available.
For questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
California Air Resources Board Work Group Meeting for Development of the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives from Low Carbon Transportation Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020; Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PT)
Place: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building | Coastal Hearing Room| 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814
This meeting will be webcast for those unable to attend in person. The broadcast can be accessed on the day of the workshop at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/. For questions, please contact Ms. Andrea Morgan, Air Resources Engineer at (916) 323-6169
Total Cost of Ownership Estimator Now Available
HVIP now has a free total cost of ownership estimator available on our website. This tool provides support for fleets with a new decision-making tool to navigate the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle landscape. The Total Cost of Ownership Estimator provides detailed cost comparison information between alternative fuel vehicles and their conventionally fueled counterparts.
California Air Resources Board Work Group Meeting for the Fiscal Year 2020-21 Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy Scheduled for January 30, 2020
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a work group meeting to begin developing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Investment Strategy for Heavy-Duty Vehicles and Off-Road Equipment. The meeting agenda is available, and if there are handouts, they will be posted to the program website ahead of the meeting.
Date: January 30,2020; Time: 1:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.; Location: CalEPA Headquarters Building
California Air Resources Board | Coastal Hearing Room 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814
Dial-In #: (888) 469-0510, Passcode: 7744525
Participation by teleconference is encouraged. If attending in person, please notify CARB staff, Mr. Jason Crow at (916) 323-7525 in advance and check-in at the 1st floor Visitor Center upon arrival. CARB staff will be available to escort you to the meeting room.
Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Zero-Emission Transit Buses
Assembly Bill 784 provides a partial sales and use tax exemption on purchases and leases of eligible zero-emission transit buses in California. As of October 9, 2019 and through December 31, 2023, qualified purchasers are able to take advantage of this tax exemption.
To receive the partial tax exemption, purchasers must meet three conditions: 1. The bus is a transit bus; 2. The qualified purchaser is either: city or county government, atransportation district/transit district, or a public agency that provides transit services to the public; 3. The transit bus is eligible under the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).
HVIP-eligible transit buses can be found in the online catalog. The partial tax exemption applies whether or not HVIP funding was used to purchase or lease the transit bus. Purchases do not have to be made via an HVIP-eligible dealer or manufacturer in order to qualify for the partial tax exemption. For more information and specific transit bus definitions, view the informational flyer or visit www.CDTFA.ca.gov.
California Air Resources Board Work Group Meeting Scheduled for January 22, 2020
Please mark your calendars for an upcoming California Air Resources Board (CARB) Heavy-Duty Demonstrations, Pilots, and Clean Truck and Bus Vouchers from the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Funding Plan public work group meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This meeting seeks input from stakeholders on the implementation of HVIP and heavy-duty advanced technology demonstration and pilot projects. In addition, this meeting will include discussion of CARB’s policies for the voucher waitlist and updates on the processing of requested vouchers.
Meeting Details: Date: January 22, 2020; Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Location: CalEPA Headquarters Building, Second Floor Training Rooms, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814. For those unable to attend in-person, the meeting is accessible by teleconference: Domestic Call-In Number: 888-829-8672, International Call-In Number: 415-228-5038, Passcode: 5573748.
The agenda for the meeting will be posted and if you are attending in-person, please check-in at the first floor security desk upon arrival. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Patrick Chen, Air Pollution Specialist, at (626) 350-6520.
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 12:01 a.m. 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.
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.