HVIP anticipates accepting new voucher requests beginning in November 2020, when fiscal year 2020-21 funding becomes available.

Available Voucher Funds
All Approved Technologies
$ -140,391,046
Small Fleet Low NOx NG
$ 0

Approved Technologies Include Zero Emission, Low NOx, and ePTO

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 info@californiahvip.org.

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.  

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CARB Still Accepting HVIP Vehicle Eligibility Applications

Although new voucher requests will not be accepted until HVIP reopens when FY 20-21 funding is available (approximately November 2020), the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is continuing to accept HVIP vehicle eligibility applications for new vehicles or model year updates. The HVIP eligibility list is used as a vehicle requirement for a number of different incentive programs.

To learn more visit our “How to Participate” tab or view this email.

Updated Redemption Checklist

HVIP has updated the checklist for the voucher redemption process. This new checklist is currently being utilized for all redemptions.

To learn more details on the redemption process, download the checklist now!

For more information about the redemption checklist, please reach out to the Voucher Processing Center at voucherprocessing@tetratech.com or view our email blast.

California Climate Investments 2020 Annual Report Released

HVIP is proud to be a California Climate Investments project. The California Climate Investments has released their 2020 Annual Report. In 2019, California Climate Investments implemented $2 billion in projects including more than $1 billion benefiting disadvantaged and low-income communities. California Climate Investments projects lift communities while addressing climate change. Our project is proud to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve community health, and support the economy.


New Resource for Transit Agencies Interested in Cleaner Buses

Transit agencies and representatives seeking a step-by-step pathway to cleaner bus fleets, please check out the Clean Transit Innovation Network (CTIN) at www.cleantransitnetwork.org. CTIN reports on efforts to deploy, test and commercialize low- and zero-emissions transit buses. It provides critical tools to support agencies as they transition their fleets to near- and zero-emission vehicles and adopt clean fuels infrastructure. We are helping transit agencies in communities of all shapes and sizes to transform bus fleets nationwide.

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.

Meeting Details:

Date: April 16, 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Webinar Registration Link
Call-in: (562) 247-8421 / Audio PIN: 502-339-528
Agenda Now Available

If you have questions or comments regarding this workgroup, please contact Mr. Jason Crow at jason.crow@arb.ca.gov.

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.

Meeting Details:
Date: April 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Webinar Link: Registration / Webinar ID: 754-338-171
Call-in: 415-655-0060 / Passcode: 507-481-266
Agenda Now Available

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 info@californiahvip.org.

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).

Meeting Details:
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.

Try out the free tool now! Please send any feedback or questions to tco@calstart.org.

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