Funding Updates

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) opened to new voucher requests at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 28, and all available funds, $63 million, were requested within 9 minutes. This was the third and final wave of funding for 2021.

Although HVIP remains temporarily closed to most new voucher requests until more funds are available, additional funding will be available in 2022. In the meantime, HVIP will continue to support voucher requests for Class 8 zero-emission tractors performing drayage operations NOW with a drayage waitlist, in order to help advance this key zero-emission market segment.

A waitlist is now open for dealers/manufacturers who sell HVIP-eligible Class 8 tractors performing drayage operations that are currently on the HVIP-eligible vehicles list as Drayage Capable. Additional details can be found in the online announcement.

Prior to wave 3, HVIP opened to new voucher requests on June 8 (wave 1) and August 10 (wave 2) with its FY 20-21 funding, and those funding allocations have been fully requested.

Following the first wave of funding, voucher requests were paused, with remaining funds becoming available on August 10, 2021. Class 8 trucks performing drayage operations as well as any vehicles purchased by a public government entity were exempt from the pause and were able to continue submitting voucher requests. 

Between wave 1 and wave 2 of HVIP funding, there was no pause on requests submitted by public entities or for Class 8 vehicles performing drayage operations. During the pause period, a significant amount of such requests were submitted, which reduced the amount of funding available for wave 2. 

For questions about the status of specific voucher requests, please contact the Voucher Processing Center at Dealers should expect voucher-specific outreach from the Voucher Processing Center during review. 

Funding Status

For FY20-21 funding guidelines, please see our FY20-21 Implementation Manual. To learn more about the policy changes, please read the Implementation FAQs.

Available voucher funds can be viewed in real-time in the blue bar at the top of the home page of our website any time once the project reopens.

FY20-21 Funding Tables

With the goal of maintaining simplicity and a fleet-friendly process, there is only one funding table for FY 20-21.  When HVIP reopens, new vouchers will reflect these new voucher amounts. Vouchers previously requested will maintain the voucher amounts that were in place when requested.

Only vehicles domiciled in a Disadvantaged Community are eligible for the Disadvantaged Community voucher enhancement. Voucher enhancements will be applied for domicile addresses that fall within the boundaries of a SB 535 DAC using CARB’s mapping tool.

FY20-21 Zero-Emission Funding Table

Vehicle Weight Class Base
Class 2B TBD
Class 3 $45,000
Class 4-5 $60,000
Class 6-7 $85,000
Class 8 $120,000
Class 8 Drayage Truck Early Adopter* $150,000

*Drayage tractor voucher amounts revert to Class 8 voucher amounts on 12/31/2021

FY20-21 Eligible ePTO Voucher Caps

Energy Storage Capacity Base Vehicle Incentive*
3 – 10 kWh $20,000
10 – 15 kWh $30,000
> 15 kWh $40,000

*ePTO funding amounts may cover up to 50 percent of the incremental cost of the ePTO vehicle, not to exceed the funding levels listed in this table.

FY20-21 Voucher Modifiers

Voucher Modifiers (plus-ups and discounts)
Disadvantaged Community +10%
Class 8 Fuel Cell +100%
Public Transit Agencies* +15%
School Buses for Public School Districts +65%
Plug-in Hybrid -50%
In-Use Converted/Remanufactured -50%

*ThPublic Transit Modifier is reserved for transit buses purchased by a city or county government; a transportation district / transit district; or a public agency. Public transit includes paratransit services. 


FY20-21 Example Calculation

An approved vehicle’s voucher amount is determined by multiplying the appropriate base incentive amount with applicable voucher modifiers. There can be multiple modifiers, but the additions or subtractions do not compound. For example, a full-sized urban bus (class 8, $120,000), sold to a transit agency (15% x $120,000), and domiciled in a DAC (10% x $120,000) would receive the base voucher amount of $120,000 plus the sum of its modifiers ($18,000 + $12,000), or $150,000. Dealers will indicate claimed plus-up(s) when requesting a voucher. Documentation submitted during voucher request and/or redemption will be used to confirm claimed plus-up eligibility and final voucher amount.

FY19-20 Funding Tables

HVIP is no longer accepting voucher requests based on the FY19-20 Funding Tables,
but they are available for reference: 

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