Available Voucher Funds
All Approved Technologies
$ 38,458,059
Small Fleet Low NOx NG
$ 0

Approved technologies include Zero Emission, Low NOx, Hybrid, and ePTO

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: New Program Updates

  1. ePTO Guidance Update: Effective 6/10/2019, changes are in effect of ePTO guidance and eligibility in HVIP. Click here for more details.
  2. Low NOx Incentives: Effective 6/6/2019, Low NOx vouchers for new vehicles are $45,000. Repowers for the L9N eligible engine qualify for a $50,000 voucher and repowers with the ISX12N eligible engine qualify for a $52,000 voucher.
  3. EVSE: Effective 6/10/2019, EVSE vouchers are required to complete an EVSE Voucher Request Form and an EVSE Redemption Form. The EVSE Voucher Request Form must be approved BEFORE qualifying EVSE is ordered.
  4. Large Orders: CARB is implementing a review of large voucher requests to ensure incentives do not exceed incremental cost maximums as specified in the FY18-19 Funding Plan, and to help maximize funding availability within the constraints of annual budgets. Effective June 18, large voucher requests, defined as 100 or more vouchers for the same fleet in a 12-month period, are subject to CARB review and approval before voucher-request approval. CARB may reduce voucher amounts on a case-by-case basis to ensure that incentive amounts are consistent with incremental cost policy defined in the Funding Plan. Fleets and dealerships are encouraged to coordinate with CARB regarding large orders prior to submitting a voucher request.

 

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 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, 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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Latest News

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!

CARB Review Requirement for Large Orders

CARB is implementing a review of large voucher requests to ensure incentives do not exceed incremental cost maximums as specified in the FY18-19 Funding Plan, and to help maximize funding availability within the constraints of annual budgets. Effective June 18, large voucher requests, defined as 100 or more vouchers for the same fleet in a 12-month period, are subject to CARB review and approval before voucher-request approval. CARB may reduce voucher amounts on a case-by-case basis to ensure that incentive amounts are consistent with incremental cost policy defined in the Funding Plan. Fleets and dealerships are encouraged to coordinate with CARB regarding large orders prior to submitting a voucher request.

Updated Requirements for Low NOx Trucks

Requirements have been updated for 8.9L Low NOx natural gas vouchers for refuse collection vehicles, roll-off vehicles, and transfer vehicles. There are also new eligibility requirements for vouchers where Low NOx vehicles replace diesel vehicles.

Click “MORE” below to learn more about the new requirements.

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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!

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

All HVIP-eligible vehicles can be found in the clean vehicle catalog. If you think a vehicle is eligible, but do not see it listed, 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.

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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