HVIP is designed to make sales happen. Vouchers directly benefit purchasers and dealers – helping close the price gap between advanced technology vehicles and their conventionally fueled counterparts.
HVIP is helping speed the pace of technology transformation. In 2018 alone, HVIP received $176 million in requests – more than all 8 previous years combined. Requests in 2021 alone totaled more than $240 million.
Of the 730 zero-emission trucks on the road in California as of January 2022, more than 60% are directly funded by HVIP.
A Disadvantaged Community (DAC) is an area in California that is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of socioeconomic and geographic factors. HVIP provides increased voucher incentive amounts for vehicles domiciled within DACs.
Offsetting diesel miles has health benefits related to reducing harmful pollutants such as NOx (linked to asthma) and Particulate Matter (linked to premature death in people with heart or lung diseases, as well as asthma and decreased lung function).
Photo shows California State Assembly Member and CARB Board Member Eduardo Garcia at HVIP’s 10th Anniversary Celebration in 2019.
Cleaner-than-diesel miles traveled in California by HVIP-funded vehicles, 2010 to 2021.
60% of Vouchers
have funded vehicles deployed in Pollution-Overburdened Communities.
28% of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
are generated by the transportation sector, according to the U.S. EPA – the most of any sector. In California, medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles account for just 7% of all registered vehicles but 32% of NOx Emissions, according to CARB's 2020 Mobile Source Strategy.
Building the Green Economy to Meet Climate Goals
HVIP is a key component of the California Air Resources Board’s Low Carbon Transportation and Air Quality Improvement Program, funding the technologies needed to meet California’s 2030 and 2050 climate goals.
HVIP’s decade of success exemplifies how government and industry are working together to reduce emissions in new and visionary ways; achieving cleaner air in the most vulnerable communities, and statewide; and creating a pathway for sustainable transportation in California and beyond. These efforts are rooted in obtaining meaningful progress on climate goals while creating jobs and boosting economic competitiveness. As of 2021, incentive dollars invested through HVIP have created nearly 3,000 jobs and spurred another nearly 9,000 jobs from private investment.
Total HVIP funding through 2021, supporting 1,580+ participating fleet purchasers
Vehicles and Natural Gas Engines that HVIP has helped deploy. Funded technologies have included hybrids, natural gas, and a variety of zero-emission battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, as well as those powered with electric power takeoff (ePTO).
Additional dollars of other public and private spending toward these purchases — over $5 for every $1 of HVIP investment. Leveraged private spending represents purchases redirected from traditional technologies to clean technologies.