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..

Table 1. Voucher Amounts and Caps for Trucks
Vehicle Technology Incremental Cost % Vehicle Weight Class (GVWR)
4 5 6 7 8
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 $120,000
HEV 90% $25,000 $35,000 $45,000 $50,000 $55,000
CNG 90% $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $55,000 $60,000
Propane 90% $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $55,000 $60,000

Note: Vehicles domiciled or operating in NYC Industrial Business ZonesLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. 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/.

Table 2. Voucher Amounts and Caps for Transit Buses
Vehicle Technology Incremental Cost % Vehicle Weight Class (GVWR)
4 5 6 7 8
BEV / FCEV 100% $100,000 $125,000 $150,000 $250,000 $385,000

Class 4-8 Transit Bus incentives available at above levels to following 18 fleets:

  1. Broome County Transit
  2. Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)
  3. Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro)
  4. Chemung County (C Tran)
  5. Dutchess County Public Transit
  6. Greater Glens Falls Transit
  7. Nassau Inter-City Express (NICE)
  8. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
  9. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
  10. Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit Authority (RTS)
  11. Suffolk County Transportation
  12. Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT)
  13. Transport of Rockland
  14. Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)
  15. Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System
  16. The City of Long Beach, Department of Transportation
  17. Clinton County Public Transit
  18. Huntington Area Rapid Transit

Transit fleets may opt out of scrappage requirement but will be eligible for lower funding amounts.

Note: Transit fleets may not stack voucher incentives with the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No-Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program to total more than 100% of the incremental cost of a zero-emission replacement bus.

Table 3. Voucher Amounts and Caps for School Buses
Vehicle Technology Incremental Cost % Vehicle Weight Class (GVWR)
4 5 6 7 8
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
Table 4. Voucher Amounts and Caps for Other Vehicle Types
Vehicle Technology Incremental Cost % Vehicle Weight Class (GVWR)
3 4 5 6 7 8
BEV 80% $60,000 $90,000 $100,000 $110,000 $120,000 $150,000

Note: BEVs must operate and be domiciled in a non-attainment (or maintenance) county to be eligible for incentives at the levels in Table 4 (see Funding Amounts page).