HVIP anticipates accepting new voucher requests beginning in early 2021, 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

News and Future Events

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.

CARB Releases Proposed FY 2019-20 Funding Plan

CARB has posted the Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 Funding Plan. The CARB Board will consider adoption of the Funding Plan at their October 24 board meeting. The proposed changes to HVIP are on PDF pages 105 through 108 of the Funding Plan.  More information on the implementation of these potential changes will be provided after October 24.


Additional Voucher Funding Added

As of April 19, 2018 CARB has added an additional $5,435,822.10 in voucher funding for HVIP.

FY 17-18 HVIP Voucher Funding Added

CARB has added $133,176,000 in voucher funding for all technologies, and $7,440,000 in voucher funding specifically for Low NOx vouchers.

All vouchers previously requested are now funded.

CARB FY 2017-18 Funding Plan Approved; Voucher Amounts Adjusted

The California Air Resources Board approved the FY 2017-18 Funding Plan that includes $188 million for HVIP. Voucher amounts for new voucher requests have been adjusted today to incorporate the changes outlined in the Funding Plan.

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.

New Voucher Amounts Proposed

Changes to voucher amounts for some eligible vehicles have been proposed by CARB staff.  The CARB Board is scheduled to consider the draft Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan at the December 14 Board Meeting.  The proposed changes to HVIP are on PDF pages 86 through 99 of the draft Fiscal Year 2017-18 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.

New FY17 Voucher Funding

The following FY17 voucher funding has been added to HVIP: $9.3 million for all technologies; $12.1 million for electric and hybrid technologies only; and $12.1 million for Low NOx engines only.

New Funds Are Coming This Month to HVIP!

New funds are coming this month to HVIP! The latest California Climate Investment funding from ARB for ALL HVIP vouchers will be available soon. This funding is made possible by California Cap and Trade Auction proceeds. This means we will be able to process the zero emission and hybrid Wait List applications, and accept new vouchers for ALL categories, by the end of February 2017. CALSTART has been selected to continue as the administrator for the California HVIP program for a sixth project year and will soon be under contract for the FY 2016-17 funding cycle, which will make these funds available. Thanks for working with ARB and CALSTART staff as we manage the huge demand coming into the project. CALSTART will continue to work hard with State of California officials to open up additional funds for hybrid, zero emission and low NOx engines.

Additional Funding Anticipated

We anticipate adding an additional $4.65 million in voucher funding by mid-November.

Additional Funding and Low NOx Nat. Gas Engines Have Now Been Added to HVIP

The HVIP funding for the current fiscal year has now received an additional $1,162,500. The ticker on the home page reflects all remaining funds that have yet be requested. Dealers of low NOx natural gas engines are completing the application process and we hope to have engines ready for purchase soon. $1,860,000 in voucher funding has been allocated to fund 124 incentives for the Cummins Westport 8.9-liter low NOx natural gas engine.

CARB Announces an Additional $3,487,500 in FY16 Voucher Funding Is Now Available for HVIP!

The California Air Resources Board has announced that an additional $3,487,500 in FY16 voucher funding is now available for HVIP. Additional voucher funding will be added over the course of 2016.

New Address for Voucher Request Forms

The Voucher Processing Center has moved! Please send any new voucher request forms to: Attn: HVIP Administrator Tetra Tech 249 East Ocean Boulevard, Suite 325 Long Beach, CA 90802

2000th HVIP Voucher Celebrated with Family-Run Business

On August 28, the California Air Resources Board, elected officials and industry celebrated the 2,000th Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher, awarded to Redwood Products of Chino, a small business that invested in a clean, low-carbon hybrid delivery truck. Cleaner trucks mean fewer unhealthy diesel emissions. Read the ARB press release.

ARB Adds $9.15M to Available HVIP Funding

The California Air Resources Board today announced that an additional $9.15 million in FY14-15 funding is now available for HVIP.

New Deployment Map

Check out the new map of HVIP vehicles deployed throughout California. Users can pinpoint locations of hybrid and electric vehicles using this interactive new map. Click here to see the map.


Events Calendar

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Summary of Past Events

February 27, 2020

Bakersfield, CA

On February 27, 2020, Kern Council of Governments hosted TRANSITions 2020 Transit Symposium. At this event, transit fleets were invited to test drive electric buses and vehicles, learn more about transit buses, funding, and a fleet’s experience.

HVIP’s Hannah Hamilton presented an update on HVIP and tools that can assist a fleet towards moving to alternative fuels. View the presentations at their website.


November 13, 2019

Monterey, CA

On November 13-15, 2019, the California Transit Association (CTA) hosted its 54th Annual Fall Conference & Expo. Attendees were able to participate in a variety of sessions related to Maintenance, Management & Leadership, Operations, Marketing & Communications, and Fiscal, Planning, Policy & Compliance. This conference also featured a exhibit hall that included bus manufacturers and technology firms showcasing transit planning and tracking software.


November 12, 2019

Sacramento, CA

On November 12, 2019, CALSTART hosted its 4th Funders Forum Meeting in Sacramento, CA. At this event, representatives from various funding agencies convened to discuss strategies, collaborations, and common visions for advancing medium-and heavy-duty on and off-road clean transportation technologies. Other areas of discussion included industry progress, funding collaboration, workforce development, and infrastructure barriers.

October 16, 2019

Pasadena, CA

On October 16-17, 2019 schools and community colleges have the opportunity to learn more about sustainable practices at the Green California Schools & Community Colleges Summit and Exposition.The conference hosted an electric vehicle fleet electrification session that discussed utility infrastructure incentive programs. Schools need guidance to deploy charging infrastructure at their facilities because they will likely need electrical infrastructure upgrades.

October 15, 2019

Sacramento, CA

On October 15-17, 2019, HVIP participated at the NorCal Clean Fleet Technology Conference & Expo in McClellan Park, CA. At this event, HVIP Program Manager, Tarah Campi, participated in the Grants, Policies and Regulations Affecting Fleets panel. In addition, the HVIP team had a booth in the exhibit area to educate the participants on medium- and heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicle incentives. Participants were also able to see some HVIP-eligible vehicles at the vehicle display.

October 12, 2019

Ontario, CA

On October 12, 2019 HVIP attended the California Trucking Show at the Ontario Convention Center. HVIP team members Campbell Scott and Hannah Hamilton educated participants about HVIP and the benefits of moving towards alternative fuel vehicles.

October 1, 2019

San Diego, CA

On October 1-2, 2019, the Energy Utility Environment Conference hosed the Charge Expo Symposium at the San Diego Convention Center. The Symposium featured two members of the HVIP Team: Alycia Gilde gave a keynote presentation on alternative fuel corridors while Niki Okuk co-chaired a panel on a variety of voucher, incentives, grant and rebate programs available for clean vehicles. HVIP was highlighted for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles while the CORE program was introduced as a incentive for off-road equipment.


Alycia Gilde during her keynote on October 1st.                                            Niki Okuk co-chairing her panel on incentives for clean vehicles and equipment.

September 26, 2019

San Francisco, CA

On September 26-27, 2019, the Center for Transportation and the Environment hosted the International Zero Emission Bus Conference in San Francisco. This conference comprised of multiple sessions and participants aimed to share the best practices and insights in deploying zero emission buses in domestic and foreign markets. Session topics included understanding the global market for zero emission buses, experiences that early adopters have encountered, the future of public transit, charging and refueling technologies, and zero emission policy.

August 13, 2019 @ 1:30 pm

Shafter, CA

On August 13, 2019, San Joaquin Valley partners hosted a Trucking with Clean Fuels Conference for Compressed Natural Gas, Liquified Natural Gas, and Renewable Natural Gas at the Ford Theater in Shafter, CA. Fleets and attendees were able to learn about vehicle options, fueling options, grants and incentives, and other San Joaquin Valley opportunities. HVIP presented on its Low NOx incentives and how it can be stacked with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s Truck Trade-up Program.

Join us at the next Trucking with Clean Fuels Conference in Fresno, CA on November 7, 2019.

July 22, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

San Luis Obispo, CA

On July 22, 2019 Revolution CNG and the Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition hosted a Renewable Natural Gas Workshop & Ribbon Cutting. HVIP presented on its Ultra-Low Nox Natural Gas Engine Voucher and how fleets in the area can use them to deploy the them with renewable natural gas.

July 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Sacramento, CA

On July 17, 2019 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hosted a Work Group Meeting for Heavy-Duty Projects in the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Funding Plan in Sacramento, CA. CARB sought input from stakeholders on heavy-duty vehicle and off-road equipment investments as part of the upcoming FY 2019-202 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives, which includes funding for the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and Low Carbon Transportation Investments. This meeting included discussion of potential heavy-duty demonstration and pilot project categories, as well as potential changes to HVIP. To learn more about CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Investments and AQIP Meetings and Workshops, visit here.

July 17, 2019

Oakland, CA

On July 17, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hosted one of it’s One Stop Truck Events at TEC Equipment in Oakland, CA. This event was attended by more than 100 drivers, owners, and fleets. CARB discussed regulations, new technology, and funding incentives. At the event, there was a on-site mock inspection area with staff demonstrating and explaining the process. Other informational booths included compliance assistance, local agencies, dealers, truck service providers, and incentive program information.

July 11, 2019 @ 3:00 pm


On July 11, 2019, the California Transit Association and the California Hydrogen Business Council co-hosted a webinar in a four-part series that addressed the transit agency perspective and funding opportunities through both state and federal programs. During Fund the Fleet: Funding Mechanisms to Assist and Accelerate ZEB Deployment, HVIP presented in this webinar on incentives available for hydrogen buses. To view the webinar and learn more, visit the California Transit Association’s website here.

June 27, 2019

Sacramento, CA

The California Air Resources Board hosted a Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Standards on June 27, 2019 in Sacramento, California. The goal of this public hearing was to consider approving the adoption of the proposed standards for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE). The proposed regulation established six requirements for publicly accessible EVSE. Electric vehicle service providers would also be subject to compliance requirements for EVSE models and annual location and usage reporting requirements.

June 13, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

On June 13, 2019, South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) hosted an AB 617 Community Meeting in Commerce, CA. A draft of their Community Emissions Reduction Plan was released and discussed with community stakeholders and members. Topics in this draft plan included: refinery, truck traffic, and rail yard pollution sources and solutions include monitoring, enhanced enforcement, regulation and incentives for clean technology. If you are interested in reviewing the draft or submitting a comment, please click here.

The next meeting is June 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Commerce Senior Citizen Center.

June 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Buena Park, CA

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Korean American Energy Association hosted an Energy Symposium on Hydrogen in Buena Park, CA. The event focused on networking and information-sharing to advance collaboration and drive results between the hydrogen economies of the US and Korea, featuring presentations by regulators, academics, and industry leaders.

May 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

Santa Maria, CA

On May 9th, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hosted one of it’s One Stop Truck Events in Santa Maria, CA. This event was attended by more than 200 drivers, owners, and fleets. CARB discussed regulations, new technology, and funding incentives. At the event, there was a on-site mock inspection area with staff demonstrating and explaining the process. Other informational booths included compliance assistance, local agencies, dealers, truck service providers, and incentive program information. To find a one stop truck event near you, please visit here!

April 15, 2019

Louisville, KY

NAFA’s 2019 Institute & Expo was held at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky from April 15 – 17th. During this event, CALSTART’s Executive Vice President, Bill Van Amburg hosted the session “Advanced Vehicle Technologies and How to Prepare for them” on April 16th. During this session, various technologies and vehicles were explored and how these technologies are moving forward. HVIP was mentioned as a successful tool for deploying alternative fuel vehicles. HVIP was also present in the Expo Hall and fleets from California were able to learn about HVIP at our booth. This event was centered around all aspects of fleet management and two key areas of that were highlighted were advanced vehicle technologies and alternative fuel vehicle deployment.   For more details on this event, please visit the NAFA I&E website here.


March 20, 2019

Sacramento, CA

CALSTART, a national nonprofit, hosted its California 2030 Summit on March 19-20, 2019 at the Sacramento Convention Center, in Sacramento, CA. On March 19th, the event kicked off with a press event and an Advanced technology vehicle display. This vehicle display included some HVIP eligible vehicles (see pictures below). This policy-driven event featured various speakers and intriguing session topics, such as “Continue to push the frontier of clean trucks and buses”, “Building infrastructure of the future”, and “Towards zero-emission everywhere possible, and near-zero everywhere else”. To see more highlights please visit the event website here.

March 19, 2019

Sacramento, CA

On March 19, 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) hosted its first ever Low Carbon Transportation: Heavy-Duty Project Showcase at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, CA. This event served as forum for grantees of CARB-funded demonstration and pilot projects. Participants and project partners discussed key findings, lessons, impacts, and what’s next for the industry in heavy-duty application for the state of California. Panel sessions included topics such as Low NOx and Efficiency Innovations, Fuel Cell Electric Innovations, and Battery Electric Innovations. Each project CARB-funded demonstration and pilot project since fiscal year 2014/2015, provided updates on their projects through a poster session. Participants were able to learn more about each project through the posters are well as network with the project partners. This event was co-located with CALSTART’s California 2030 Summit, which allowed participants to view CALSTART’s Advanced technology vehicle display near the State Capitol. To view the posters from the showcase, please click here.


February 26, 2019

Bakersfield, CA

The HVIP Team participated in Kern Council of Governments’ TRANSITions 2019 Transit Symposium, held February 26 in Bakersfield. The symposium’s program was geared to educate and inform transit stakeholders in the San Joaquin Valley, including paratransit and private services. The HVIP team participated in the “Transit Incentive Programs” panel to describe HVIP-eligible transit technologies, how the project works, and how fleets can participate. HVIP was also an exhibitor, and agencies were able to discuss and learn more about the project.

February 25, 2019

San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

HVIP hosted a booth at the 2019 Transportation Electrification Expo (TE-Expo) that was co-located with the Energy, Utility & Environment Conference, February 25-26 at the San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion. The TE-Expo featured electric, zero emission and alternate fuel vehicles, charging stations, utility fleets, battery, storage, consulting, suppliers, software, infrastructure development and management consultants. The event had national and international industry representation.

February 6, 2019

Sacramento, CA

The California Air Resources Board (CARB), Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA), and California Transit Association (CTA) hosted the 2019 Zero-Emission Bus Technology Showcase and Symposium February 6-7 at the CalEPA headquarters in Sacramento. The event addressed the State’s current and future support for transit buses. HVIP was represented with an exhibitor booth, participation in panel discussions, as well as having HVIP-eligible vehicles as part of the vehicle display. The HVIP team moderated as well as participated in the “Funding Opportunities” panel. Tarah Campi, the HVIP Program Manager, presented HVIP’s funding opportunities and its value to transit agencies.


January 30, 2019

Diamond Bar, CA

On January 30, CALSTART convened representatives of multiple agencies (including state agencies, air districts and utilities), for the third Funders Forum event, supporting the exchange of information and best practices for vehicle and infrastructure incentives. The event was held at at South Coast Air Quality Management District headquarters in Diamond Bar, CA. Representatives discussed issues around early coordination, utility funds, a need for medium-and heavy-duty roadmap, and having clear visibility of funds and timelines. Attendees expressed that these ongoing forums are beneficial to make a transformational change in the medium-and heavy-duty transportation sector.

December 11, 2018

Sacramento, CA

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and HVIP Team hosted a Heavy-Duty Advanced Technology Implementation Workgroup Meeting at the CalEPA building in Sacramento, CA. This workgroup meetin g was a forum and process to help CARB, industry, users and other stakeholders identify, discuss and prioritize key adoption barriers and work together to address solutions that can increase the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty advanced vehicle technologies in California. During this meeting, participants formed two technology breakout discussions: Low NOx Engines and Hybrid & Zero-Emission Technologies. The discussions focused on prioritizing top areas in need of action and identifying possible next steps, actions, and timeline. By the end of the workgroup meeting, the group outlined immediate and longer-term opportunities as well as action items and workgroup timelines.


December 3, 2018

Irvine, CA

Sustain Orange County/ Sustain Southern California hosted a Lunch & Learn on Incentives for Zero & Near-Zero Emissions Vehicles for Public Fleets on December 3, 2018 at UC Irvine Applied Innovation. This event was sponsored by HVIP and featured speakers from the HVIP Program, CVRP Program, Southern California Edison, SoCalGas, and Hydrogenics. During the program, the HVIP team presented on HVIP eligible technologies, how the project works, and how fleets can participate. Participants were able to learn how to acquire advanced technology vehicles and the infrastructure considerations associated with successful deployment.

Kristian Jokinen of the HVIP Team presents HVIP to the participants.

November 12, 2018

Napa, CA

The Fall 2018 CALACT conference’s agenda was centered around the theme Technology and Shared Mobility. This conference featured a plethora of informative sessions and networking opportunities. Attendees were able to learn about new products, services and discuss new ideas that impact the transit community. The HVIP team presented on the “Innovative Clean Transit” panel. During the panel, California Air Resources Board discussed goals, compliance requirements, and details on the Innovative Clean Transit Mandate, while the HVIP team focused on funding opportunities for electric vehicles.

November 7, 2018

Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) is the largest conference, exhibition, and networking event for the North American energy storage industry. This year ESNA is co-located with CALSTART’s Annual Symposium at the Pasadena Convention Center. The theme of this year’s ESNA event was “Energy Storage: Where the future of Power and Transportation Meet”. ESNA brought the power and transportation sectors together, while expanding the energy storage conversation and creating maximum impact.

On November 7th, ESNA featured a Mobility and Storage track which engaged participants on the most challenging aspects of sustainable fleet electrification. This track hosted four sessions of interactive discussions with OEMs, fleets, regulators, infrastructure experts, ratepayers, and utilities.

The HVIP team held two discussion-led “HVIP Spot Lights” highlighting the benefits of advanced vehicle technologies, infrastructure considerations, and available incentives. To get an up-front look at energy storage opportunities for transportation, the HVIP team also hosted a “Mobility Tour” leading participants to different vendor booths in the Expo Hall and a live presentation from vehicle manufacturers at the clean vehicle display on Green Street.

November 6, 2018

Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA

This year’s CALSTART’s Annual Symposium was co-located with Energy Storage North America (ESNA). Participants engaged in meaningful discussions on accelerating transportation change across a full range of clean fuels and technologies.

During the Symposium, the HVIP team led “Incentivizing the Drive-to Zero: A Clean Vehicle Marketplace Introduction”, featuring nine HVIP eligible vehicles on the Green Street Plaza and learned firsthand from manufacturers and fleet operators the important opportunities to driving clean transportation.


October 24, 2018

Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

This year at the California Transit Association’s Fall Conference & Expo, the theme was “Transforming Transit: Redesigning Our Future” where members discussed and studied the megatrends that are reshaping public and private transportation. This conference gave participants the opportunity to broaden the dialog around public transit and what is needed today to be relevant and successful in the future.

Participants had access to the Expo Hall where exhibitors were able to view what’s new in products and services for the transit industry. HVIP was an exhibitor in the Expo Hall and connected with many of the participants. At the HVIP booth, participants learned about the eligible technologies and vehicles as well as how the incentive program is administered.

Elliott Popel of the HVIP team, eagerly awaits to connect with attendees in the Expo Hall.

October 16, 2018

McClellan Conference Center, McClellan, CA

HVIP was a supporting partner of the NorCal Clean Technology Forum & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting in McClellan, CA. At this three-day conference, HVIP was featured in three discussion-based sessions as well as a Ride and Drive with HVIP eligible vehicles.

During our discussions “Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicles – Toolbox for Fleets” and “Medium- and Heavy-Duty Low NOx Natural Gas Vehicles – Toolbox for Fleets” participants discussed what should be in a “toolbox” to enable fleets to deploy these vehicles in their operations. The HVIP team also led the “Fleet Workshop: Clean Vehicles and Incentives 101” where fleets learned about available incentives as well as heard from fleets that have already deployed alternative fuel vehicles.

The HVIP team facilitated “Kick the Tires” Ride and Drive and Clean Vehicle Showcase. Manufacturers of alternative fuel vehicles were able to display their vehicles as well as participants were able to see and try out the vehicles in-person. This showcase was a great way for participants what technologies are available and get a better idea if they can work in their operations.

September 11, 2018

San Francisco, CA

CALSTART’s Global Climate Action Summit affiliate event “Drive to Zero” featured leaders from around the world to “Take Ambition to the Next Level.” It served as a moment to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, countries, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action and commitment to clean transportation and GHG reductions. It served as a launch pad for deeper worldwide commitments and accelerated action from countries—supported by all sectors of society—that can put the globe on track to prevent dangerous climate change and realize the historic Paris Agreement.

Transformational changes are happening across the world and across all sectors as a result of technological innovation, new and creative policies and political will at all levels. States and regions, cities, businesses and investors are leading the charge on pushing down global emissions by 2020, setting the stage to reach net zero emissions by midcentury. ​​

During “Drive to Zero”, HVIP leadership, Michelle Buffington with the California Air Resources Board spoke to the actions and commitments California is making to drive to zero through programs like HVIP.

Attendees that have signed The Drive to Zero Pledge.

September 6, 2018

Oakland, CA

The Port of Oakland hosted an Incentives Workshop for Port tenants at the Sea Logistix Building in Oakland, CA. The Port’s mission was to educate their tenants on the incentives, vehicles, and technologies available for port drayage and terminal operations.  Presentations were given by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the HVIP team, the Off-Road California Air Resources Board, and OEMs. The HVIP team presented on the technologies, eligible vehicles, and steps to participate. The workshop highlighted an in-use all-electric Orange EV Yard Tractor owned and operated by AB Trucking as well as a BYD yard truck.

August 14, 2018

Sacramento, CA

The HVIP team presented alongside with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the “How to take advantage of State Incentives to Offset Fleet Costs” Session at the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) legislative briefing. During the meeting, the HVIP and CARB team provided an overview of available incentive programs, technologies and opportunities available to TRSA members and their fleets.

Leslie Goodbody, CARB, presented on funding opportunities.

July 18, 2018

Downey, CA

CALSTART hosted a Voice of the Customer Fleet Meeting at Southern California Gas Company Energy Resource Center in Downey, California. Low NOx natural gas vehicle advancement was the focus of this fleet meeting. Sessions included education of Low NOx natural gas opportunities, technologies, funding options, infrastructure advancement. A fueling station and truck (Peterbilt 579) tour was a highlight of this engaging event. This informative event included roundtable discussions discussing the fleet perspective and a regulator discussion. A wide range of participants included fleets, regulators, and manufacturers.


July 11, 2018

Sacramento, CA

Representatives of multiple agencies (state agencies, air districts and utilities) gathered at the second Funders Forum to support the exchange of information and best practices for vehicle and infrastructure incentives. During the meeting, representatives discussed issues around infrastructure, funding, coordination, the value of multi-lateral discussion, as well as leveraging technology “beachheads.”  Agencies discussed the need to work on building a connected wealth of information and have as much commonality as possible across the board for the administration and timing of incentive programs. There is also a need to create a standardized method of infrastructure coordination between multiple entities without confusing consumers. It was determined that these forums are beneficial to make a transformational change in the medium-and heavy-duty transportation sector.

May 24, 2018

Stockton, CA

The Car, Bike, and Truck Show with The 100 Best Fleets Forum was hosted by Clean Cities, NAFA, APWA, San Joaquin County Fleet Services Division and The 100 Best Fleets in the Americas in Stockton, CA. The start of the program featured the 100 Best Fleets Forum with best business practices highlighting five technologies changing the industry. The second part of the program brought topics together featuring the Car, Bike & Truck Show. The program featured updates on the VW payout for California and available funding and grants for public fleets. The HVIP team presented on the HVIP Program and its benefits during the event.

May 8, 2018

Ontario, California

The CalCIMA [California Construction and Industrial Material Association] Operations Conference provided information on regulations, maintenance, engines, and advanced technologies that are applicable to both mobile on- and off-highway, and stationary and portable fleets. The HVIP team presented on the benefits and considerations to integrating a natural gas vehicle fleet for the panel “On- Highway Heavy-Duty Engine Technology.”  The session highlighted important information on infrastructure and funding, engine and equipment technology, low-NOx technology investments, product support, renewable natural gas, impacts on vehicle drivers, and how fleet size and geography impact a purchasing decision.

April 24, 2018

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

The National Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the fleet industry’s largest membership association, held its annual conference, the NAFA Institute & Expo (I&E) in Anaheim, CA featuring an all-star speaker line-up. It provided a deep roster of fleet industry leaders who supplied insight, best practices, and strategies for fleet professionals to improve fleet operations, develop products for the industry, and reach company goals. The event program featured 49 sessions of fleet training, education, and workshops; and an Expo floor featuring over 250 companies showcasing their products and services. The HVIP team participated in a session entitled “All Charged Up: Planning your EV Infrastructure”. The session presented issues and solutions associated with providing the infrastructure needed to support electric vehicles.

Tom Brotherton and Kimberly Taylor at CALSTART’s booth in the Expo Hall.

April 16, 2018

Lancaster, California

CALSTART’s Leadership Circle, an organization-led membership program, recognizes members who advance the fuel and technology mission by advancing the clean transportation industry. During this year’s Leadership Circle, CALSTART and its members were hosted by HVIP-participating OEM – BYD Motors and discussed the various projects funded by HVIP and the successful deployments. A special site tour was provided by BYD at their Lancaster Plant as well as at the Antelope Valley Transit Agency featuring the all-electric BYD transit fleet charged by both deductive and inductive charging.

March 26, 2018

Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, California

CALSTART’s March 2018 gathering, California Clean Transportation Summit: California 2030, brought industry executives and policymakers together to advance climate action, improve air quality, and strengthen communities with clean transportation technologies as California looks towards 2030. The HVIP Team led two roundtable  discussions on medium and heavy-duty vehicle electrification and low NOx natural gas on March 26,2018. The discussions focused on identifying solutions to address key industry barriers to advanced clean vehicle adoption and participation in HVIP. These roundtables included various perspectives from government, industry and program administrators on how to collaborate, empower action and plan for sustainable clean transportation future.

March 14, 2018

Fresno, California

The Fresno State Transportation Institute and CALSTART, in partnership with Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) and Project Clean Air hosted the 2018 San Joaquin Valley Transportation Summit: Clean Air & A Healthy Economy. This event was successful in bringing awareness on the necessity of transforming transportation to promote a healthier San Joaquin Valley. There were expert-led workshop sessions, Ride and Drive demos, and the latest in clean transportation technology – all while learning how to access a share of the $220+ million in funding available for clean air projects. HVIP was a prominent program and topic highlighted at the event.

March 12, 2018

Riverside, California

The Summit brought together representatives from state agencies, local government, environmental non-profits and community organizations to discuss best practices in promoting community engagement, outreach, and assistance in climate projects. Scheduled sessions included the topics of: Delivering Benefits to Impacted Communities: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going; Overview of California Climate Investment Outreach & Technical Assistance Efforts, Maximizing Social Equity in Climate Projects, Connecting California Climate Investments Projects with Communities, Growing California Climate Investments Program Outreach and Awareness, Building Community Partnerships: Local and Regional Government Strategies, Best Practices for Technical Assistance: Project Development and Implementation. The HVIP team participated to understand opportunities to better engage and collaborate with communities to advance clean transportation and to improve air quality and public health.

May 1, 2017
Hyatt Regency, Long Beach, California

The HVIP Team held a workshop on Low NOx natural gas trucks and buses for industry stakeholders on May 1, 2017. The workshop provided important program information on available incentives, how to participate and allowed for a meaningful discussion between program administrators and stakeholders on how to advance Low NOx natural gas market. Discussion also included the requirement of RNG and important considerations on contract terms and dedicated use of HVIP funded Low NOx vehicles.

Attendees included regulators, vendors and dealers, natural gas fuel providers, fleet representatives, and HVIP administrators


View our Battery-Electric Bus Webinar Series with the California Transit Association! Learn more about the fundamentals, vehicle technology, best practices for battery-electric infrastructure, and funding available for battery-electric buses!

California HVIP and PG&E’s Collaboration on Infrastructure Incentives for M/HD Electric Vehicles – 3/4/2019

Fleet Electrification: EV Incentives and Best Practices: March 2019 partnership with the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

Impacts to Disadvantaged Communities

At least 35% of the state’s California Climate Investments (CCI) must benefit communities that are disproportionally affected by multiple sources of pollution and have population characteristics that make them more sensitive to pollution. This includes low-income households. More information about disadvantaged communities (DACs) is available here.

In order to incentivize the reduction of pollution exposure among vulnerable populations, vehicles domiciled in DACs are eligible for higher incentives (average $5,000 – $15,000), as indicated on the HVIP voucher tables.

HVIP gathers data from participating fleets regarding the hours and percentage of total time that vehicles operate within DACs. Since HVIP launched in 2009, HVIP has deployed 55% of its vehicles into DACs.

To determine if a vehicle domicile location falls within a disadvantaged community, simply input its address in the mapping tool found here.

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