Over $15 Million in funds are available statewide to replace older high-polluting trucks with newer cleaner trucks. The VIP offers funding amounts of either $30,000 or $35,000 for small fleets (3 or less vehicles) to replace 1993 and older heavy-duty diesel vehicles with a new or used 2007 or newer model year vehicle.
To participate, applicants must have:
Owned and operated in California 75% of the time for the previous 2 years
Small Fleet Owners – 1-3 heavy-duty diesel vehicles
Old diesel vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 19,501 pounds or more
Operating a minimum of 15,000 miles per year or consuming 1,459 gallons of diesel fuel per year during the previous two years
Replacement vehicle has a 2007 or newer engine that is at or below 1.20 g/bhp-hr NOx and 0.01 g/bhp-hr PM
Retrofits must be ARB verified
See participating dealership or retrofit installer for complete details
The Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP), established by the California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (Assembly Bill (AB) 118, Statutes of 2007, Chapter 750), is a voluntary incentive program administered by the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) to fund clean vehicle and equipment projects, research on biofuels production and the air quality impacts of alternative fuels, and workforce training.
Assembly Bill 998 (AB 998) established the Non-Toxic Dry Cleaning Incentive Program to provide financial assistance to the dry cleaning industry to switch from systems using perchloroethylene (Perc), an identified toxic air contaminant and potential human carcinogen, to non-toxic and non-smog forming alternatives. The legislation also requires the Air Resources Board (ARB) to establish a demonstration program to showcase these technologies statewide. AB 998 requires ARB to impose a three-dollar ($3) per gallon fee on the importers of Perc for dry cleaning operations commencing January 1, 2004. This fee will increase one-dollar ($1) per gallon per year from 2005 through 2013. As required by the legislation, the majority of the funds collected by the fee will be used to provide $10,000 grants to assist dry cleaners in switching to non-toxic and non-smog forming cleaning technologies such as wet cleaning and carbon dioxide (CO2) cleaning.