Nobody can pull policy makers from throughout the State of California in one room together quite like CALSTART. Their conferences are the best place to meet and speak with high level officials focused on clean transportation.
--Zachary Kahn, WAVE

CALSTART is operating currently a very successful truck and bus incentives voucher program in California funded by the California Air Resources Board – the Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). CALSTART realizes for successful sales of clean vehicles nationally, we need to work to ensure commercial truck incentives are available beyond California and are offered to fleets which operate in other states. CALSTART and NYSERDA in New York are working now on another voucher incentive program for the State of New York. We have developed a white paper discussing the voucher as a regional tool for successful purchases of clean vehicles by fleets.

slide set summarizes clean commercial truck incentives available in California, and incentives soon to be available in New York and Chicago.

Clean Tech Vouchers - A Tool for All Regions

This white paper highlights the emerging opportunity to create a state- and regionally- supported national network of voucher-based incentives to speed commercial vehicle sales, even in the face of federal budget cuts.  The publication show the value and effectiveness of point-of-purchase “vouchers” as the best tools to spur sales of clean commercial vehicles.



Trucks - Pulling Our Weight: Driving Toward Stronger Standards for Cleaner, More Efficient Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

We're working with industry, government and communities to recommend the development and implementation of strong and effective fuel economy and emission standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. We believe good standards will lead to cost savings for fleets and create high-value jobs for America. In Spring 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) will be issuing draft rules outlining these fuel economy and carbon emission reductions for all newly manufactured M/HD vehicles starting in 2020.

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Public policy has a significant impact on the clean transportation technology industry, with local, state, and national laws and regulations acting as major industry drivers. As a technology-neutral consortium and nonprofit, CALSTART seeks to provide guidance and support for these critical policies, with a particular focus on the leading edge policies in California.

Our close contact with fleet managers, policymakers, technology developers, and manufacturers puts the organization in a valuable position to bridge the gaps between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. We also provide member companies with up-to-date information on the complex web of public policies that affect the clean transportation technology industry.