Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP)

This page last reviewed September 13, 2017

CA Climate Change InvenstmentsThe California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Low Carbon Transportation and AQIP programs provide mobile source incentives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, criteria pollutants, and air toxics through the development of advanced technology and clean transportation.

Low Carbon Transportation investments are supported by California Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds projects.  AQIP, established by the California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (AB 118, Statutes of 2007, Chapter 750), is a voluntary incentive program administered by CARB to fund clean vehicle and equipment projects, research of biofuels production. Per statute these funds must be used to further the purposes of Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32; Nuņez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006).  Each year, the legislature appropriates funding to CARB for low carbon transportation and the air quality impacts of alternative fuels, and workforce training.  The AQIP Guidelines and annual Funding Plans guide CARB's implementation of AQIP.  For more information on clean transportation projects, incentives, and financing, please visit Moving California.

Current Low Carbon Transportation and AQIP Projects 


June 30, 2017 Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Funding Update

  • As of June 30, 2017, only qualified lower-income applicants, as described here, will receive rebates. CVRP reserved $8 million for qualified lower-income applicants, thereby prioritizing payments to low- and moderate-income applicants in accordance with program requirements.  All other applicants will be placed on a rebate waitlist. Qualified applicants on the rebate waitlist will receive payment if the project receives more funding from the State of California. Learn more.

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