Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project
CORE is designed to accelerate deployment of cleaner off-road technologies by providing a streamlined way for fleets ready to purchase specific zero-emission equipment to receive funding to offset the higher cost of such technologies. This project is analogous to the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), but will specifically target zero-emission off-road freight equipment that is currently in the early stages of commercial deployment.
CORE will provide vouchers to California purchasers and lessees of zero-emission off-road freight equipment on a first-come, first-served basis, with increased incentives for equipment located in disadvantaged communities.
CARB approved CORE (originally named the Zero-Emission Off-Road Freight Voucher Incentive Project) in the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives in December 2017 with a funding allocation of $40 million.
A grant administrator has been recently selected for CORE. A work group meeting will be scheduled in the coming weeks to give stakeholders additional opportunity to provide feedback on project elements. Please be sure to check the meetings and events page, as well as subscribe to the email distribution list for the CORE program, to stay up-to-date on announcements and future meetings.