How to Participate in NYTVIP: Vehicle Fleets

Vouchers make it easier than ever to replace old trucks or buses in your fleet with state-of-the-art clean vehicle technology. As an eligible fleet, purchasing an eligible all-electric or alternative fuel vehicle from a participating dealer (the “Contractor”) through NYTVIP brings the price you pay for a clean vehicle close to what you would pay for a new diesel truck or bus.

Commercial, non-profit, and public sector fleets (excluding federal government fleets) are eligible to participate in NYTVIP if the vehicles receiving vouchers (and the vehicles being replaced) are operated and domiciled in New York State. Participating fleets are subject to the following restrictions to maintain eligibility:

  • If a fleet purchases a vehicle through NYTVIP, it must operate that vehicle and register the vehicle in New York State for a minimum of five years
  • If a fleet leases a vehicle through NYTVIP, the fleet must operate the vehicle and register the vehicle in New York State for a minimum lease term of five years
  • Participating fleets must scrap (retire) one diesel vehicle with a 1992 to 2009 engine model year for each vehicle purchased or leased through NYTVIP (see Scrappage Requirements for more details)
  • Participating fleets must complete the Semi-Annual Usage Report for the first three years in which it operates a vehicle purchased or leased through NYTVIP

Failure to comply with any of these requirements could disqualify fleets from future participation in NYTVIP or result in the fleet’s responsibility to repay NYSERDA or the Contractor for all or some of the voucher amount. For more information on how to participate in the Program, including vehicle eligibility for scrappage and documentation for new vehicles, please refer to the Purchaser Checklist [PDF], which details documentation to be submitted to substantiate and accompany the application.

Voucher Process for a Fleet

  1. Step 1

    Fleet confirms eligibility to participate in NYTVIP

  2. Step 2

    Fleet selects eligible vehicle model and identifies an eligible Contractor to purchase from

  3. Step 3

    Fleet initiates vehicle purchase from Contractor and designates old vehicle for scrappage

  4. Step 4

    Fleet provides Contractor with necessary information about fleet, signed Terms & Conditions to support Voucher Request

  5. Step 5

    Fleet takes delivery of new vehicle, scaps old vehicle, and provides documentation to Contractor to complete Voucher Redemption

  6. Step 6

    Fleet completes required reporting for five years and continues to operate the vehicle in NYS for five years

  • Step 1: Fleet Eligibility Review
    Fleet reviews Eligibility Guidelines to confirm eligibility to participate.
  • Step 2: Model & Contractor Selection
    Once the fleet has confirmed eligibility, the fleet selects an eligible vehicle model and identifies a Contractor approved to sell that vehicle through NYTVIP.
  • Step 3: Fleet Purchase
    Fleet enters a preliminary purchase order with the Contractor (with purchase price reduced by the full voucher amount) and designates a qualifying vehicle for scrappage (see Scrappage Requirements).
  • Step 4: Voucher Application
    Fleet provides the Contractor with information regarding its vehicle fleet, including specific information about the vehicle that will be scrapped, and any other required documentation (including the signed Purchaser/Operator Terms & ConditionsLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.) so the Contractor can submit a complete voucher application.
  • Step 5: Voucher Redemption
    Fleet takes delivery of the new vehicle, scraps its old vehicle, and provides documentation of both actions to the Contractor to complete Voucher Redemption.
  • Step 6: Fleet Reporting
    Fleet completes required reporting for three years and continues to operate the vehicle in NYS for five years.