There’s Never Been a Better Time to Upgrade Your Fleet to Cleaner Vehicle Technology

Clean truck and bus technologies are more accessible than ever to fleets in New York State. These advanced vehicles are typically less expensive to operate and often far less noisy than diesel trucks or buses, and dramatically reduce or eliminate tailpipe pollution.

The New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (NYTVIP), administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), helps make it easier for fleets to adopt clean vehicle technologies while removing the oldest, dirtiest diesel engines from New York roads.

NYTVIP provides vouchers, or discounts, to fleets across New York State that purchase or lease all-electric (battery electric or BEV), hydrogen fuel cell electric (FCEV) plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), conventional hybrid electric (HEV), compressed natural gas (CNG), or propane medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (weight class 3 through 8) and scrap a similar older diesel vehicle that is part of their fleet.

Voucher amounts are based on a percentage of the incremental cost of the vehicle, which is the difference in cost between the alternative fuel vehicle and a comparable diesel vehicle, up to a per-vehicle cap. Voucher incentive amounts may differ by vehicle technology, vehicle weight class, and location where the vehicle is domiciled. Voucher amounts are subject to funding availability and applicable per-project caps. For more information about program eligibility and rules, consult the Program Implementation ManualLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

UPDATE: Funding has been exhausted for Class 8 PHEV, HEV, CNG, and Propane Vehicles 

Voucher Amounts and Caps for All Vehicle Types

Vehicle Type

Fuel Type

Incremental
Cost %

Voucher Amount: Vehicle Weight Class (GVWR)

3

4

5

6

7

8

On-Road Trucks

BEV

95%

$ -

$ 100,000

$ 110,000

$ 125,000

$ 150,000

$ 185,000

FCEV

95%

$-

$ 100,000

$ 110,000

$ 125,000

$ 150,000

$ 185,000

PHEV

90%

$-

$ 55,000

$ 60,000

$ 70,000

$ 100,000

$exhausted

HEV

90%

$ -

$ 25,000

$ 35,000

$ 45,000

$50,000

$exhausted

CNG

90%

$ -

$ 30,000

$ 40,000

$ 50,000

$ 55,000

$exhausted

Propane

90%

$ -

$ 30,000

$ 40,000

$ 50,000

$ 55,000

$exhausted

Transit Buses

BEV

100%

$ -

$ 100,000

$ 125,000

$ 150,000

$ 250,000

$ 385,000

FCEV

100%

$ -

$ 100,000

$ 125,000

$ 150,000

$ 250,000

$ 385,000

School Buses

BEV

100%

$ -

$ 100,000

$ 120,000

$ 150,000

$ 200,000

$ 220,000

CNG

90%

$ -

$ 30,000

$ 40,000

$ 50,000

$ 55,000

$ 60,000

Propane

90%

$ -

$ 10,000

$ 10,000

$ 10,000

$ 10,000

$ 10,000

Other Buses and Trucks

BEV

80%

$ 60,000

$ 90,000

$ 100,000

$ 110,000

$ 120,000

$ 150,000 

Notes

On-Road Trucks

  • Vehicles domiciled or operating in NYC Industrial Business Zones may qualify for incentives at these levels through the New York City Clean Trucks Program instead of through NYTVIP. For more information, go to https://nycctp.com/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Transit Buses

  • Class 4-8 Transit Bus incentives available at above levels to the following 18 fleets:
    • Broome County Transit
    • Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)*
    • Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro)
    • Chemung County (C Tran)
    • The City of Long Beach, Department of Transportation
    • Clinton County Public Transit
    • Dutchess County Public Transit
    • Greater Glens Falls Transit
    • Huntington Area Rapid Transit
    • Nassau Inter-City Express (NICE)
    • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)*
    • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
    • Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA)*
    • Suffolk County Transportation*
    • Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT)
    • Transport of Rockland
    • Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)
    • Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System*
  • In February 2020, $16.7 million was made available (Round 1) for all of the above-listed transit agencies to procure electric transit buses. Agencies must submit voucher applications on or before August 18, 2021 to access Round 1 transit funding.
  • In December 2020, an additional $16.4 million was released (Round 2) for five transit operators (indicated above by *) to procure electric transit buses; these five agencies must submit voucher applications on or before August 18, 2024 to access Round 2 transit funding.
  • Transit fleets may opt out of scrappage requirement but will be eligible for lower funding amounts.
  • Transit fleets may not stack voucher incentives with the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program for the same VIN.  However Low-No and NYTVIP may be used in combination toward a multi-vehicle purchase so long as the awards are applied to unique VIN’s. 

Other Buses and Trucks

  • BEVs must operate and be domiciled in a non-attainment (or maintenance) county to be eligible for incentives at the levels in the “Other Buses and Trucks” category (see Funding Amounts).