Funding status:

HVIP anticipates accepting new voucher requests in late spring 2021, when FY20-21 funds are available.

Funding Status

HVIP is anticipated to open to new voucher requests in spring 2021. When an opening date is established, a notification will be published on this website no fewer than 10 calendar days in advance. No new voucher requests will be accepted until HVIP re-opens.


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives in Dec. 2020. The Plan allocates $25 million from the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) to HVIP and includes several changes to HVIP policy. When HVIP re-opens, funds “recycled” from cancelled vouchers also will be available for request. To learn more about the policy changes, please read the Implementation FAQs

Purchase Orders or other sales transactions incurred when HVIP is closed will not be eligible for funding. When HVIP re-opens, Purchase Orders may not be dated more than 10 calendar days prior to the date of the corresponding voucher request for private entities and 90 days for public government entities. Learn more about purchase order requirements in the Implementation FAQs

Amid COVID-19, HVIP continues to operate without delay. Information about accommodations related to document submissions and signatures is available in our email announcement. If you have concerns, please contact us at

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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