New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program

Program Name: New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program
Program Sponsor: NYSERDA (State)
Program Type:          Incentives (Vouchers)
Technology:               Certain diesel-alternative categories of vehicles
Fuel:                All-electric, hydrogen fuel cell electric plug-in hybrid electric, conventional hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, or propane
Eligibility:                        Commercial fleets, non- profit agencies, or public fleet entities (excluding the federal government) that operate diesel vehicles that are registered and domiciled in New York State.
Cost:  Varies by vehicle

Description

The New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program (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. The program is intended to help fleets adopt clean vehicle technologies while removing the oldest, dirtiest diesel engines from New York roads by reducing the upfront prices of these vehicles, which are more expensive than comparable diesel vehicles.

Eligibility

Commercial fleets, non- profit agencies, or public fleet entities (excluding the federal government) that operate diesel vehicles that are registered and domiciled in New York State are eligible to participate in NYTVIP.

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 complete the Semi-Annual Usage Report for the first three years in which it operates a vehicle purchased or leased through NYTVIP

For more information about program eligibility and additional requirements, please visit the Program Implementation Manual.

Vouchers are currently available to fleets across New York State interested in purchasing medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (weight class 3 through 8) in one or more of the following diesel-alternative categories:

  • All-electric (BEV)
  • Hydrogen fuel cell electric (FCEV)
  • Plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV)
  • Conventional hybrid electric (HEV)
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG)
  • Propane/liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)

Fleets interested in participating in the program should refer to the Vehicle Eligibility List for eligible vehicle models and participating contractors.

How the Program Works

The voucher amount is provided to fleets by the vendor/ dealer qualified to sell eligible vehicles through the program (“Contractor) at the point of purchase in the form of a discount off the total purchase price.

Participating fleets must scrap (retire) one diesel vehicle with a 1992 to 2009 engine model year for each vehicle purchased or leased through NYTVIP. To be eligible for scrappage, a diesel vehicle meeting these criteria must also have been owned by the Vehicle Purchaser for at least the past two years immediately prior to Scrappage, must be fully functional and operational at the time of Scrappage, and must have been registered in NY and driven at least 5,000 miles or operated at least 1,000 hours in each of those two previous years. In the case of non-road vehicles (e.g., electric yard tractors), the vehicle to be scrapped does not need to have been registered for on-road use in NY, but the fleet owner must sign a certification that the vehicle has been domiciled in NY for the previous two years. Please see the Scrappage Requirements webpage for more information.

Fleets must provide the Contractor with information regarding its vehicle fleet including specific information about the vehicle that will be scrapped, and any other required documentation so that the Contractor can submit a complete voucher application to NYSERDA. Once the vehicle purchaser has scrapped an eligible diesel vehicle with engine model year 1992 through 2009 and the Contractor has supplied all required documentation to verify all steps of the process, NYSERDA reimburses the Contractor for the full voucher amount.

Applicable 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.

Contact Information

NYTVIP Voucher Help Center
(866) 595-7917
NYTVIP@energycenter.org

Patrick Bolton, Senior Project Manager
(518) 862-1090 ext. 3322
Patrick.Bolton@nyserda.ny.gov

Elizabeth Markham, Project Manager
(518) 862-1090 ext. 3386
Elizabeth.Markham@nyserda.ny.gov