Fleet Incentives - Smart Funding for Clean Vehicles

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Fleet Incentives — Smart Funding for Clean Vehicles


Fleets need help to make the business case for clean vehicles work today. CALSTART—the nation’s leading clean transportation group—is working hard for fleets by creating and operating simple, streamlined funding programs that reduce fleet cost right at the time vehicles are purchased. Three of these point-of-purchase “voucher” programs are operating today and CALSTART is working to create more. Learn more about how these programs, and working with CALSTART, can help you.

California Hybrid and Zero-Emissions Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

HVIP is a streamlined incentive program to help speed the purchase of clean, hybrid, and electric trucks and buses. All fleets are eligible, whether they're public or private, large or small. HVIP is designed to assist fleets and dealers by reducing vehicle cost right at the time of purchase. HVIP base vouchers range from $18,000 to $95,000 per vehicle on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional funding for some vehicles can raise voucher levels up to $160,000 per vehicle! HVIP is funded at $9 million per year in voucher funding from California Air Resources Board. 

Visit: californiahvip.org

New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program

 NYT-VIP is a first-come, first-served $19 million incentive program funded by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA). Eligible vehicles include all-electric, hybrid-electric, and CNG  trucks and buses, along with retrofit diesel-emission control devices (DECD). Funding for eligible vehicles domiciled in New York State and New York City can reach $60,000 per vehicle.  

Visit: truck-vip.ny.gov

Drive Clean Chicago

Drive Clean Chicago is accelerating the adoption of advanced vehicle technologies for the commercial truck and taxi sectors in the Chicago six-county area by reducing the cost of new alternative fuel vehicles and public alternative fuel stations. The program from the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) offers incentives including $10,000 for CNG and electric taxis, up to $150,000 for hybrid and all-electric trucks, and 30% of the capital cost for CNG and fast-charge electric fueling stations.

Visit: www.drivecleanchicago.com

U.S. Clean Vehicles Incentive Program (US-VIP)

CALSTART is taking the next step with US-VIP, a new five-year campaign to expand voucher opportunities nationwide and accelerate fleet adoption across a wide spectrum of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles. US-VIP represents a plan for dramatic change in the clean vehicle marketplace. Its goals include:
  • $100M/year in voucher funding
  • 20,000 new clean vehicles by 2020
  • Triple the voucher incentive markets with 6 new regions nationwide
Join US-VIP as an industry member to help pick these new markets, increase clean vehicle volumes, and cut costs!
Call CALSTART for details at 626/744-5600

Fleet Support Services

In addition to managing these incentive programs, CALSART can provide consulting services to individual fleets on a variety of topics:
  • Assess fleet and technology performance with data collection and analysis
  • Identify efficient driver behavior and fleet management best practices
  • Outline fleet deployment plan
  • Determine optimal return on investment for a given vehicle


Tom Brotherton

Aycia Gilde