Scrappage Requirements

Any vehicles purchased or leased with NYTVIP funds must be matched vehicle-for-vehicle with a retirement of an old diesel vehicle with a 1992 to 2009 model year engine. A scrapped vehicle must be of a similar weight and duty cycle as the new vehicle replacing it, must have been owned by the fleet, operated, registered, and domiciled in New York State for at least the past two years prior to scrappage, and must have driven at least 5,000 miles per year during those prior two years. Transit agencies that purchase BEV transit buses may choose not to scrap a bus, in which case they may only be eligible to receive a lower incentive amount.

Scrappage must be performed by an Eligible Scrappage Facility and is a required step in the Voucher Redemption process. Before the new electric or alternative fuel vehicle is delivered, fleets must contact scrap yards and arrange for a date of scrappage within 21 days of new vehicle delivery. Failure to comply with all scrappage requirements will result in the rejection of a voucher payment request, which means the fleet must pay the full (unreduced) vehicle price to the Contractor.

A vehicle shall be considered “scrapped” when rendered inoperable and available for recycle, by drilling a 3-inch hole in the engine block and disabling the chassis by cutting the vehicle’s frame rails completely in half. Repowered vehicles must have their engines drilled, but their chassis should not be cut or sheared.

The vehicle must arrive at the scrappage location with the chassis attached, the engine intact, and in drivable condition. Do not remove anything from the truck except for personal items. The program cannot process grant funding reimbursements until the scrappage is satisfactorily completed and photographed. Failure to comply with scrappage instructions will result in the rejection of a Voucher Redemption Payment on behalf of the fleet.

For more information, see the NYSDEC Truck Scrappage Guidance[PDF].

Read the Scrappage Operator Information Sheet [PDF].