Funding status:

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

Fuel Cell Buses in the Coachella Valley

SunLine Transit Agency Bought 5 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses with Help from HVIP

  • HVIP vouchers reduced the price by $300,000 per vehicle
  • Voucher incentives totaled $1.5 million
  • Buses are in regular use and performing well
  • Buses fuel up at SunLine’s SunFuels Alternative Fueling Station in Thousand Palms

SunLine’s Clean Fleet Now Numbers Over 75 Alternative-fuel Buses

Battery-electric buses, including four bought with HVIP assistance

Compressed natural gas

CNG/hydrogen blend

Hydrogen fuel cell

SunLine’s Fuel Cell Buses Are Made in the USA

  • El Dorado National buses manufactured in Riverside, California
  • Ballard Power fuel cells assembled in Colorado
  • BAE driveline made in New York


This Project is Advancing the Market for Zero-emission Buses

  • Increased commercialization of zero-emission buses and trucks helps California meet air quality, climate, and public health goals
  • CARB’s Innovative Clean Transit Regulation requires transit fleets to buy only zero-emission technologies after 2040


SunLine Transit Agency

  • Serves over 4 million riders per year in Riverside County
  • Offers fixed-route transit and paratransit service
  • Covers 1,120-mile service area with 619 bus stops

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