Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project

This page last updated February 9, 2016

The Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) provides vouchers to help California fleets purchase hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses.  The State's investment in HVIP at this time plays a crucial role in accelerating early market penetration of hybrid technology with the goal of significant penetration of these vehicles into California by 2020.  Production capacity has substantial growth potential, but current low production volumes result in a $30,000 to $70,000 hybrid vehicle cost premium.  ARB expects production costs to decline as hybrid driveline production volumes increase.  When this occurs, the fuel economy payback period should shorten to the point where a hybrid truck purchase is economical without incentives and the technology is self-sustaining.  ARB envisions the HVIP as a multi-year project to bridge this gap. 

ARB has teamed with CALSTART to implement this streamlined, first-come, first-serve program.  To apply for a voucher or to get more information, please visit CALSTART's website at http://www.californiahvip.org/ .  ARB must approve hybrid and zero-emission truck and bus models to become eligible for the program.

For more information regarding HVIP, please see the AQIP and Low Carbon Transportation Investments FY 2015-16 Funding Plan, FY 2014-15 and FY 2015-16 HVIP Implementation Manual, or contact Ryan Murano at ryan.murano@arb.ca.gov or (916) 322-2383.

NEW! February 18, 2016 (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.): HVIP Public Work Group Meeting

HVIP Work Group Meetings
Date/Time Handouts and call-in number (if applicable)
February 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Agenda (PDF- 39KB)
Toll-Free Call-in #: 888-790-3361
Passcode: 9789336
September 2, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Agenda (PDF- 30KB)
February 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Agenda (PDF- 42KB)
July 22, 2014
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Agenda (PDF- 10KB)
October 14, 2013
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Teleconference Only
Agenda (PDF- 10KB)
April 22, 2013
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Teleconference Only
Agenda (PDF- 48KB)
Discussion Document (PDF- 34KB)
March 14, 2013
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Agenda (PDF- 53KB)
December 18, 2012
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Agenda (PDF- 10KB)