The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) opened to new voucher requests on August 10. Wave 2 of FY20-21 funding has now been requested, approximately $12 million.
HVIP FY20-21 Wave 1 funding initially opened to new voucher requests on June 8. Half of the available funds for FY20-21 was requested within 3 hours of opening, totaling $84 million and funding more than 800 vehicles.
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.
Additional HVIP funds are expected this fall. More information will be provided when available from the California Air Resources Board.
For questions about the status of specific voucher requests, please contact the Voucher Processing Center at email@example.com. Dealers should expect voucher-specific outreach from the Voucher Processing Center during review.
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 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)|
|Class 8 Fuel Cell||+100%|
|Public Transit Agencies*||+15%|
|School Buses for Public School Districts||+65%|
*The Public 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: