Clean Truck and Bus Vouchers (HVIP)
What does it fund?
Vouchers for the purchase of Class 2b through 8 zero-emission trucks and buses, including transit, school and shuttle buses. Zero-emission technologies include both battery electric and fuel cell. Funding is also available for eligible electric power take-off (ePTO) systems.
Who is eligible for funds?
Public and private operators of medium- and heavy-duty truck and bus fleets.
Are there recent policy changes?
Voucher amounts are now adjusted based on fleet size:
- Fleets with 10 or fewer vehicles receive a 15 percent increase
- Vouchers for private fleets with 101-500 vehicles decrease by 20 percent
- Vouchers for private fleets with over 500 vehicles decrease by 50 percent
A fleet with more than 500 vehicles must place a bulk purchase of 30 vehicles before they can qualify for vouchers for vehicles purchased beyond the initial 30. This bulk purchase requirement does not apply for zero-emission fuel cell trucks and buses until they achieve greater market penetration. Finally, beginning in 2024, only private fleets with 50 or fewer trucks or buses will be eligible for incentives. This limit will not apply to public agencies, school districts, public utilities and municipalities, and tribal governments.
How does this program provide benefits to priority populations?
HVIP helps transition California truck fleets to cleaner technologies, which helps reduce trucking-related emissions in and around priority communities. It also provides increased voucher amounts for participants whose vehicle is domiciled in a disadvantaged community.
How do I access funds?
Apply on a first-come, first-served basis. At participating dealerships and manufacturers--incentives are applied at point-of-sale for the purchase of eligible vehicles. More information can be found at californiahvip.org.
Cumulative Outcomes as of November 2022
- $2.93 billion allocated
- $1.16 billion encumbered
- $155.1 million benefitting priority populations*
- 11,300 vehicles implemented
- 1,210,000 MTCO2e GHG reductions
- 1,870 tons of NOₓ reductions
- 30.9 tons of ROG/HC reductions
- 74 tons of PM reductions*
*Values based on the portion of the projects funded through California Climate Investments.
- Air Quality Improvement Fund
- General Fund
- Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Last Updated: February 2023