HVIP offers incentives for eligible zero-emission and hybrid trucks and buses, vehicles using engines that meet the optional low-NOx engine standard in California, and vehicles using eligible ePTO technologies. Use the filters below to select an eligible vehicle technology that best fits your business needs.
Under Technology Type, you will find the following options as defined below.
ePTO (electric Power Take-Off) – refers to a device that takes power from an on-vehicle source (like a battery) that produces no emissions and which is used to power an aerial boom.
Hybrid – refers to any vehicle that can draw propulsion energy from both consumable fuel and a rechargeable energy storage system.
Zero Emission – refers to any vehicle that produces no emissions when stationary or operating.
Low-NOx Engine – refers to any approved engine or vehicle that is powered by an engine certified to a 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx standard, which is 90 percent below the current NOx standard. As of Oct. 26, 2018 transit buses equipped with 8.9L Low-NOx engines are no longer eligible for HVIP funding. Vouchers for refuse vehicles equipped with 8.9L Low-NOx engines will be issued only if the fleet is replacing a diesel refuse vehicle. The Incentive Value for Low-NOx Vouchers for New Vehicles is $45,000. Repowers using the L9N Qualify for a $50,000 Voucher and Repowers using the ISX12N qualify for a $45,000 voucher. Further details on the Diesel Replacement Rule for Low-NOX Refuse Trucks can be found here. Incentives for Low NOx engines may be used in conjunction with other vehicle incentives (such as the California Energy Commission’s Vehicle Incentive Project or programs managed by regional air districts) which cover the incremental of a diesel engine to that of a conventional natural gas engine, as long funding for the incremental Low NOx portion is not duplicated.
Voucher Enhancements – In addition to the voucher amounts listed below, there are a variety of “plus up” additions that can increase the final voucher amount. The exact amounts are determined by GVWR and technology type, with the higher amounts generally going to heavier vehicles and zero-emission technology. For example, fleets located in disadvantaged communities (DACs) can receive a further additional $5,000 – $15,000. Per SB 545 Disadvantaged Communities, in order to be eligible for a DAC plus-up, the domicile location of the vehicle must be within one of the pink or pink-striped regions on the map.