How to Participate in NYTVIP: Vehicle Dealers

A Vehicle Dealer is the party responsible for the sale and delivery of an eligible vehicle to the end user (Vehicle Purchaser or Vehicle Operator). Because Dealers are the entities that ultimately receive voucher payments from NYSERDA, they are referred to in NYTVIP as “Contractors.” A Contractor must sell and service one or more of the vehicles and equipment that are listed on the Eligible Vehicles List and must receive permission from manufacturers to market their vehicles through NYTVIP.

Examples of eligible Contractors include:

  • A truck or bus dealership with a valid business license over the past two years that has a written agreement with a manufacturer to sell or lease its eligible vehicles;
  • A manufacturer that sells eligible vehicles directly to fleets;
  • A vehicle drivetrain repower/retrofit company that has a written agreement with a manufacturer and a valid business license for the past two years;
  • A vehicle modifier (upfit/retrofit manufacturer) that has a written agreement with a manufacturer, purchases a vehicle chassis from a third-party (dealer or manufacturer) to modify with a specialized body, and then sells the completed vehicle directly to fleets; or
  • A vehicle leasing and managing company that has written agreements with eligible vehicle manufacturers and orders vehicles directly from manufacturers to be leased or sold to fleets that the company services.

In all cases, the Contractor must be the entity that sells or leases and delivers the fully assembled and completed vehicle to the end-use customer.

  1. Step 1

    Prospective Contractor completes online Contractor Application

  2. Step 2

    NYSERDA reviews Contractor request for eligibility and determines whether additional information is required

  3. Step 3

    NYSERDA informs Contractor of approval to receive voucher payments and posts Contractor on Eligible Contractors List

  4. Step 4

    Approved Contractors may sell or lease NYSERDA-approved vehicles in partnership with OEMs or vehicle upfit/retrofit manufacturers

  • Step 2: Application Review
    Contractor ApplicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. is reviewed by NYSERDA for approval or to identify missing information.
  • Step 3: Contractor Eligibility Determination
    NYSERDA informs applicant of its judgment on Contractor eligibility. If approved, NYSERDA will post the Contractor on the Eligible Contractors list.
  • Step 4: Contractor Vehicle Sale
    The approved Contractor may sell or lease vehicles from the Eligible Vehicles List that the Contractor is authorized to sell by the vehicles’ manufacturer(s).

Apply for Contractor Eligibility

To register as a Contractor in NYTVIP, submit a Contractor ApplicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Please note that Contractors must meet and adhere to the terms and conditions outlined in the NYTVIP Program Implementation ManualLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. and Contractor Participation AgreementLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. to secure and retain eligibility to participate in NYTVIP. Contractors must certify that they have read and agree to these documents as part of Contractor ApplicationLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..