Yes. A valid signed Purchase Order (or other binding Agreement, Contract, Buyer’s Order, or action/resolution by a government entity’s governing body) is required at the time a voucher request is made. Non-binding agreements are not sufficient to reserve a voucher.
When HVIP re-opens, Purchase Orders for purchases made by private entities must be dated no more than 10 calendar days prior to the date of the corresponding voucher request. POs for private-entity purchasers can be no older than May 29, 2021.
In recognition of the complexity of purchases made by public entities, the timeline is 90 days, and case-by-case exceptions can be requested via email@example.com for consideration by CARB. POs for private-entity purchasers can be no older than May 29, 2021. POs for public-entity purchasers can be no older than March 10, 2021.
A purchase order or other binding sales agreement that was eligible at the time of the initial opening in June will remain eligible throughout the project year, including Wave 3.
The Purchase Order must include the purchaser and dealer names, HVIP voucher amount, number of units (if a batch request), model and year of the vehicle, issued date, and the purchaser’s signature.
Within 10 days AFTER any voucher request, dealers must:
1) Provide the purchaser’s Truck and Bus Regulation (TRUCRS) ID or compliance certificate to the Voucher Processing Center. Or, a signed letter from the fleet purchaser stating that the fleet purchaser is not subject to TRUCRS must be submitted within 30 days.
2) Address any missing information that may have been identified during the initial review of the voucher request, such as a missing TIN or CA#, domicile location clarification, or vehicle model year confirmation. Dealers will be contacted within 5 business days of a voucher request regarding any missing information that must be addressed.
A factory build sheet or line setting ticket is NOT required to accompany any voucher request. Please note that this is a reversal of previous guidance.