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.
Voucher Process for Contractors
Contractor eligibility determination
Contractor approval for vouchers
- Step 1: Contractor Application
Prospective Contractor requests approval by completing Contractor Application, including an executed Contractor Participation Agreement and Vehicle Manufacturer Authorization [PDF] form (if necessary).
- Step 2: Application Review
Contractor Application 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. If not approved, the VHC will contact applicant to clarify what is needed.
- Step 4: Contractor Vehicle Sale
The approved Contractor may sell or lease vehicles from the Eligible Vehicles List that the Contractor has been authorized to sell by the vehicles’ manufacturer(s) through the NYSERDA Portal; Contractor will be sent a login to the Portal following approval of Contractor Application to initiate Voucher Applications.
Apply for Contractor Eligibility
To register as a Contractor in NYTVIP, submit a Contractor Application. Please note that Contractors must meet and adhere to the terms and conditions outlined in the NYTVIP Program Implementation Manual and Contractor Participation Agreement 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 Application.