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Truck Voucher Incentive Program

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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..

UPDATE: Funding has been exhausted for Class 8 PHEV, HEV, CNG, and Propane Vehicles 

Voucher Amounts and Caps for All Vehicle Types

Voucher Amount and Caps for All Vehicle Types


On-Road Trucks

  • Vehicles domiciled or operating in NYC Industrial Business Zones 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/Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page..

Transit Buses

  • Class 4-8 Transit Bus incentives were made available to the following 18 fleets:
    • Broome County Transit
    • Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA)*
    • Central New York Regional Transportation Authority (Centro)
    • Chemung County (C Tran)
    • The City of Long Beach, Department of Transportation
    • Clinton County Public Transit
    • Dutchess County Public Transit
    • Greater Glens Falls Transit
    • Huntington Area Rapid Transit
    • Nassau Inter-City Express (NICE)
    • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)*
    • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
    • Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit Authority (RGRTA)*
    • Suffolk County Transportation*
    • Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (TCAT)
    • Transport of Rockland
    • Ulster County Area Transit (UCAT)
    • Westchester County Bee-Line Bus System*
  • In February 2020, $16.7 million was made available (Round 1) for all of the above-listed transit agencies to procure electric transit buses. Agencies must have submitted voucher applications on or before August 18, 2021 to access Round 1 transit funding.
  • In December 2020, an additional $16.4 million was released (Round 2) for five transit operators (indicated above by *) to procure electric transit buses; these five agencies must submit voucher applications on or before August 18, 2024 to access Round 2 transit funding.
  • Transit fleets may opt out of scrappage requirement but will be eligible for lower funding amounts.
  • NYTVIP vouchers may only be combined with additional competitive funding sources to equal a maximum of 100% of the Incremental Cost of the replacement vehicle. NYTVIP vouchers can be combined with regular, noncompetitive federal funding (e.g., FTA Formula Grant 5307 and 5311 programs) that fund ordinary vehicle replacement. Federal Low-No funds cannot be used in combination with the NYTVIP voucher. When submitting a voucher application, Contractors must indicate whether their customer plans to combine NYTVIP funding with other funding sources, and if so, which programs.

Other Buses and Trucks

  • BEVs must operate and be domiciled in a non-attainment (or maintenance) county to be eligible for incentives at the levels in the “Other Buses and Trucks” category (see Funding Amounts).

Non-Road Port Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE)

  • Eligible non-road port cargo handling equipment (CHE) operators at eligible New York State port facilities can access voucher incentives for all-new or repowered BEV CHE (e.g., rubber-tired gantry cranes, straddle carriers, shuttle carriers, top loaders, side loaders, skid loader, and terminal tractors including yard hostlers operating within ports).