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2,000th HVIP Voucher Awarded

September 1, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, milestones, money available, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$23,000 to Redwood Products of Chino for a Hino Hybrid

The California Air Resources Board and Calstart last week celebrated the 2,000th award under HVIP, the agency’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher program – $23,000 to Redwood Products of Chino toward the purchase of a Hino 195h hybrid vehicle.

Officials and awardees celebrated the 2,000 HNIP voucher at Redwood Products of Chino last week.

Officials and awardees celebrated the 2,000 HVIP voucher at Redwood Products of Chino last week: Redwood Products co-owner Marcie Rodriguez, Barbara Riordan of CARB, and Rush Truck Center’s Hicidro Campa are presented with certificates by Chris Craig, a staffer with California Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (at podium left); CCAEJ/Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice founder and executive director Penny Newman speaks in photo at right.


Since its launch in 2010, CARB says, HVIP has provided more than $63 million to help California fleets statewide purchase more than 430 zero-emission trucks and buses and 1,800 hybrid trucks and buses. Funding for this program is primarily supported through California Climate Investments programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

“Thanks to California Climate Investments, which support clean transportation programs like HVIP, our communities are getting an infusion of resources that help businesses buy low-carbon vehicles, support economic growth and help clean the air – all which will pay dividends for generations to come,” CARB executive officer Richard Corey says in the agency’s release.

HVIP LogoA Third of a 195h

The $23,000 for Redwood Products covered close to one-third of the price of a low-carbon Hino 195h hybrid truck. Redwood Products provides mulch, wood chips and other products to nurseries and the landscape industry in five western states.

HVIP provides vouchers of up to $95,000 for California purchasers and lessees of zero-emission trucks and buses, and up to $30,000 for eligible hybrid trucks and buses on a first-come, first-served basis. HVIP also provides incentives of up to $110,000 for zero-emission trucks that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.

New CARB Funding Plan Approved

In June, CARB notes, the agency board approved a $373 million funding plan that covers all investments in advanced technologies for fiscal year 2015-16, from zero-emission heavy-duty trucks to rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles. The bulk of the $373 million – $350 million – comes through California Climate Investments.

“These low-carbon transportation investments include $200 million for light-duty vehicles and $167.5 million for heavy-duty vehicle and freight-equipment projects, including vouchers to help support the purchase of hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses,” CARB says.

California was the first state to get Hino's COE 195h cabover hybrid.

California was the first state to get Hino’s COE 195h cabover hybrid.


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Source: California Air Resources Board with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

HVIP Has Money for eDrive Vehicles

April 8, 2013 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nearly $14 Million Is Available Under California Program

Nearly $14 million is available to help offset the price premium for medium- and heavy-duty hybrid, battery-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell trucks and buses under California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project. HVIP is run by Calstart on behalf of CARB, the California Air Resources Board.
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California HVIP: More than 1,250 Trucks

February 5, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than $37.7 Million Worth of Incentive Vouchers Issued

Vouchers worth more than $37.7 million toward the purchase of 1,259 hybrid and electric and full battery electric trucks have been issued under HVIP, the Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program run by Calstart on behalf of the California Air Resources Board.
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Hino Hybrid Gets HVIP Nod

November 5, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Incentive Exceeds the Upcharge, Making ‘h’ Model Cheaper!

Hino Trucks has been approved for California HVIP funding that’s greater than the price premium for the Class 5 195h diesel electric hybrid cabover vehicle, making the hybrid model cheaper to buy than the straight diesel.
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HVIP Hybrid Voucher Workshops

August 31, 2012 in Conference/Meeting, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As Much as $85,000 in Buy Down Support for New Trucks

East Bay Clean Cities is spreading the word that Calstart and the California Air Resources Board have slated two San Francisco Bay Area workshops for HVIP, the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

Workshops canceled on Sept 10 with apologies for short notice!
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