Central Region

Counties include: Amador, Alpine, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne


Vehicle Incentives

Provides affordable solutions for income-qualified residents and those in disadvantaged communities to purchase or lease cleaner, more fuel-efficient cars.


The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) administers the Drive Clean in the San Joaquin program. Vehicle owners residing in the jurisdiction of the SJVAPCD who meet the income and vehicle requirements can get up to $9,500 to scrap their older, more polluting vehicle with a cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicle.
Lessons Learned and Project Highlights

Funding for Individuals & Families
Get up to $7,000 to purchase or lease a new plug-in hybrid, battery electric, or fuel cell electric vehicle. CVRP is available to income-eligible California residents. Increased rebates for low-income applicants available! To apply for a CVRP rebate and for additional eligibility information visit the official CVRP program page.

Businesses, Nonprofits, and Federal Entities
Get up to $4,500 for the purchase or lease of one eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles. For more information on CVRP opportunities and additional eligibility guidelines, visit the Businesses, Nonprofits, and Federal Entities webpage on the official CVRP program page.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for Public Fleets
Local, State, and tribal government entities can get up to $7,000 to purchase or lease new advanced light-duty technology vehicles, including plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV), battery electric (BEV), and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) - up to 30 rebates per year.
For more information on CVRP for public fleets, and eligibility guidelines visit the Public Fleets webpage on the official CVRP program page.

Testimonial Video
Clean Vehicle Assistance Program – CVA Program (Statewide)
The CVA Program is administered by the Beneficial State Foundation (BSF) and offers eligible applicants price buy-down grants of up to $5,000 and affordable financing opportunities (≤ 8% interest) towards the purchase of eligible clean vehicles, including up to $2,000 for a Level 2 home charger installation for eligible vehicle purchases or a $1,000 prepaid charge card and a free portable Level 1 charger. For more information on the CVA Program grant and loan application information, please visit the official CVA Program page.

Statewide program provides vouchers for California purchasers of up to $175,000 for zero-emission buses, up to $300,000 for fuel cell buses and Class 7 and 8 trucks, and up to $45,000 for Low NOx 11.9 liter natural gas engines. The program helps offset the higher costs of clean vehicles and additional incentives are available for providing disadvantaged community benefits.
For more information visit California HVIP website


Clean Mobility Incentives

Funding available through projects to improve clean transportation and mobility choices for residents of disadvantaged and low-income communities.

  • $15M going to public school districts
  • Supports transformative emission reduction strategies for transportation options within schools located in disadvantaged communities
  • Increases awareness and access to zero-emission transportation options
  • Places commercially available zero-emission technologies and supporting charging/fueling infrastructure in one or more schools
  • Limited Opportunity: The application window closed October 21, 2019
For more information visit California Climate Investments website

The Clean Mobility Options Program aims to accept Mobility Project Voucher Applications starting at 9:00am PT on October 20, 2020, which will be processed and approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to $20 million in total is available for zero-emissions shared mobility projects (such as car sharing, bike sharing, and on-demand sharing) in disadvantaged and low-income communities, including some tribal and affordable housing communities.

  • Eligible public agencies, tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations can apply for:
    • Vouchers of up to $1 million for equipment, planning and development, outreach, and operations for mobility projects
    • Of the total $20 million, up to $2 million is set-aside specifically for tribes
  • Free technical assistance is available on an ongoing basis for project and application development
  • Monday, June 1st at 9am PT was the official opening date/time of the application submission window for Community Transportation Needs Assessments as part of the Clean Mobility Voucher Pilot Program (CMO). The window closed on June 2 at 6pm PT

For more information visit Clean Mobility Options website
  • New pilot that takes a community-based approach to overcoming barriers to clean transportation and mobility
  • $19.5 million available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to key destinations, and address community residents’ transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use projects
For more information visit STEP Progam website


Clean Transportation Demonstration and Pilot Projects

Demonstration and pilot projects aim to transform on-road and off-road fleets to clean technologies by demonstrating new technologies and advancing their commercial viability.

Ride Sharing
California Vanpool Authority (CalVans) - $10.7 million (CARB Contribution)
The California Vanpool Authority (CalVans) helps keep our roadways safe and agribusiness productive by providing agricultural workers living in low-income and disadvantaged communities statewide with safe, affordable and reliable vans for use in driving themselves and others to job sites.
  • Deployed 154, 15-passenger hybrid vans and an additional 111 hybrid vans will be deployed in the spring of 2019 (for a total of 265 hybrid vans)
  • Provides safe, convenient and reliable clean transportation access for agricultural workers living in disadvantaged and low income communities
  • Riders pay a modest fee to ride
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Car Sharing
San Joaquin Valley APCD - $749,800 (CARB Contribution)
Serves disadvantaged communities throughout San Joaquin Valley
  • Project will fund 12 electric vehicles and at least 31 charging locations
  • Currently eight level 2 chargers, two level 3 chargers, five Chevy Bolts, and three Tesla Model X vehicles are in service
  • Participants will have affordable access to electric vehicles without the burden of vehicle ownership
Lessons Learned and Project Highlights
Car Sharing
San Joaquin Valley APCD - $2.25 million (CARB Contribution)
Serves disadvantaged communities throughout San Joaquin Valley
  • Miocar is an affordable, all electric carsharing service for residents in small, rural locations within Kern and Tulare Counties
  • The carsharing service includes at least 24 electric vehicles and 17 level 2 chargers
  • The pilot also supports a free smartphone app, Vamos Mobility, which helps connect transit options in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties
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Testimonial Video
Battery and fuel cell buses better serve communities’ transit needs, substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate criteria pollutants, and provide economic benefits.

San Joaquin Valley Transit Electrification Project - $13.4 million
Project includes fifteen (15) Proterra battery electric buses, thirteen (13) depot charging stations including two (2) fast chargers along bus routes. The made-in-California buses will be operated by transit agencies in Fresno, Stockton, Modesto, and Visalia. The first two (2) buses arrived in the fall of 2017 at Stockton RTD
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City of Porterville Transit Electrification Project - $9.5 million
Project includes the purchase and operation of ten (10) GreenPower, 40-foot zero-emission all electric transit buses with depot charging. Buses will be deployed on all fixed routes based from the Porterville Transit Center. The first two buses arrived in the spring of 2018
Lessons Learned and Project Highlights
Rural School Bus Pilot Project - $10 million
Statewide program to replace older school buses with new cleaner technology options. Funding is also available for charging and/or fueling equipment. The program is designed to give preference to school districts in small and medium sized air districts. The application process is expected to begin in February 2017.
  • The project will fund about 30 to 60 new school buses, and is expected to reduce carbon dioxide by 10,000 metric tons
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Green On-Road Linen Delivery Project - $7.1 million
Project includes twenty (20) zero-emission all-electric walk-in-van delivery vehicles to be used in linen deliveries. AmeriPride’s locations in Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton and Merced allow them as a business to demonstrate the technology in disadvantaged communities. This will also allow them to evaluate the technology for use in their other locations throughout North America.

  • AmeriPride provides linen, uniforms, floor mats, restroom and cleaning products to nearly 150,000 customers every week
  • The residents of San Joaquin Valley will benefit from a reduction in carbon emissions and criteria pollutants
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USPS Zero-Emission Delivery Truck Pilot Commercial Deployment Project - $4.5 million
Effort to deploy fifteen (15) zero-emission battery electric USPS “step vans” and associated charging infrastructure across two USPS hubs in Stockton and Fresno.

  • The project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide by 247.9 metric per year
  • The project will also provide economic, environmental, and public health co-benefits to disadvantaged communities, while demonstrating the practicality and economic viability of the widespread adoption of a variety of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicle technologies
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Battery Electric Drayage Truck Demonstration - $23.7 million
A statewide demonstration of forty-four (44) zero-emission battery electric and plug-in hybrid drayage trucks serving major California ports, including the Ports of Los Angeles and Oakland. The class 8 trucks and charging infrastructure will be used in five air districts (South Coast, Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento, and San Diego) providing emission reduction benefits in key areas of California. The first trucks began operation early in 2018 with a second wave of deployments starting in 2019.
  • This is the first large-scale demonstration of zero-emission Class 8 trucks that involves major manufacturers, including BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo
  • Freight transport in California is a major economic engine for the state but also accounts for about half of toxic diesel particulate matter (PM 2.5), 45 percent of the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) that form ozone and fine particulate matter in the atmosphere, and 6 percent of all GHG emissions in California
Lessons Learned and Project Highlights
Opposed Piston Engine Class 8 Heavy Duty On-Road Demonstration - $7 million
This project will build and demonstrate opposed piston engine equipped class 8 heavy-duty line haul trucks that will demonstrate the CARB ultra-low NOx emissions target (0.02 g / bhp-hr) with at least a 15% reduction in CO2 when compared to a 2017 commercial vehicle equipped with a current diesel engine.

  • Walmart and Tyson Foods will run these demonstration vehicles in revenue service on regional long haul routes, based from disadvantaged community locations in the central valley and LA area
  • This engine will improve fuel consumption and NOx emissions in segment by 30-50% once mass adoption is achieved
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San Joaquin Valley Electric Tractor Development and Demonstration - $1.5 million
In partnership with Project Clean Air, HummingbirdEV will develop, design and deploy four 50 HP all-electric tractors to be tested at multiple Moonlight Companies’ facilities. HummingbirdEV will also build an electric Class 6 truck for Moonlight Companies with the purpose of replacing the current diesel Class 6 trucks.

  • The Fresno State Transportation Institute will provide third party data collection and analysis.
  • A key component of the analysis will include the paring of an electric tractor with a diesel tractor and the two will perform identical tasks to show true GHG and emission reductions
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San Joaquin Valley Zero-Emission Cargo Handling Demonstration Project - $772,555
The San Joaquin Valley Zero-Emission Cargo Handling Demonstration Project will accelerate the commercial deployment of zero-emission off-road technologies by demonstrating state-of-the-art battery-electric heavy-duty forklifts at the Port of Stockton.

The project will demonstrate two heavy-duty, 30,000-pound lift capacity, fully battery-electric forklifts that will provide economic and environmental benefits and demonstrate the scalability, practicality, and economic viability of widespread transformation of zero-emission heavy-duty cargo handling equipment.
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Sustainable Terminals Accelerating Regional Transformation - $50 million
The project will demonstrate what sustainable supply chains of the future can look like: containers delivered by the world’s cleanest vessels, loaded onto zero-emission yard tractors, handled by zero-emission top handlers and rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes, transferred to zero-emission trucks headed for an off-dock cargo-handling facility. Vehicles/Equipment Funded:

Port of Long Beach (All Battery-Electric)
  • 33 Yard Tractors
  • 1 Top Handler
  • 9 Rubber-Tired Gantry Cranes
  • 5 Class 8 Drayage Trucks
Port of Oakland (All Battery-Electric)
  • 5 Yard Tractors
  • 1 Top Handler
  • 10 Class 8 Drayage Trucks
Port of Stockton (All Battery-Electric)
  • 34 Forklifts
  • 1 Rail Car Mover
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Net-Zero Farming and Freight Facility Demonstration Project - $3.3 million
This project will deliver five zero emission, all electric battery class 7 trucks with all-electric transport refrigeration units (eTRUs) to the main demonstration site, Moonlight Companies in Reedley, California. Vehicles/Equipment Funded:
  • Five Class 7 single trucks will be designed & developed as full battery electric for Ag Fruit Freight Transport
  • Five TRU boxes, as battery electric eTRUs, specifically for fruit transport between packing and cold storage warehouse facilities
  • Each Class 7 eTruck will receive an eTRU to serve as a complete Zero Emissions refrigerated transport unit truck to serve the “First 5 to 15 miles” of agriculture freight movement to market
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Flexible Solutions for Freight Facilities - $22.6 million
This project is a BNSF Railway-led initiative to demonstrate zero and near-zero emission technologies in and around its yards. Vehicles/Equipment Funded:
  • One GE Transportation Battery Electric Locomotive
  • Two Mi-Jack hybrid-electric rubber-tire gantry crane
  • One Taylor Machine Works, Inc. all-electric side loader
  • One BYD all-electric Class 8 drayage truck
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Frito Lay Transformative Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facility Project - $15.4 million
This project aims to completely replace the use of all diesel-powered freight equipment within one of Frito-Lay’s largest food production, warehouse and regional distribution facilities. Vehicles/Equipment Funded:
  • Fifteen Tesla heavy-duty battery electric tractors
  • Six Peterbilt 220e battery electric trucks
  • Three BYD battery electric yard trucks
  • Twelve BYD Lithium-Ion battery electric forklifts
  • Thirty Eight Volvo VNL tractors with ISX12N low NOx engine
  • Compressed natural gas fueling station providing renewable fuel
  • One MW photovoltaic array with energy storage
  • Truck charging systems and energy storage
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