zero-emission voucher incentive project


$41 million in purchase incentives to advance zero-emission off-road freight equipment

The CORE Project has opened for dealer and manufacturer applications as of December 16, 2019. The project is anticipated to open for voucher requests February 3, 2020.

About the Clean Off-Road Voucher Incentive Project

CORE, analogous to the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), is a new project intended to encourage California fleets to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road freight equipment by providing a streamlined voucher process for potential purchasers to receive funding to offset the higher cost of such technologies. CORE voucher amounts are based on the incremental cost of the piece of zero-emission off-road equipment being purchased. Additional funding is available for equipment deployed in disadvantaged communities, and charging infrastructure. CORE targets commercialized zero-emission products that have not yet achieved a significant market foothold.

preliminarily Eligible


Preliminary list of eligible types of zero-emission equipment:

  • On- and off-road terminal tractors
  • Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs)
  • Forklifts (greater than 8,001 lbs. lift capacity)
  • Container handling equipment
  • Airport cargo loaders
  • Wide-body aircraft tugs
  • Railcar movers
  • RTG cranes
  •  Mobile and Ground Power Units
  • Shore Power Cable Systems

Project Highlights

  • First-come, first-served basis. No application deadline; open until funds are exhausted
  • Rapid Response Time: Applicant is notified within 30 business days of submitting application for funding

Additional funding available for:

  • Disadvantaged Communities
  • Limited Infrastructure
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how you can participate


If you are interested in purchasing zero-emission equipment please review the CORE Model Eligibility List and voucher amounts.


Sign up today to receive our dealer training, program updates, and join our list of approved dealers


Makers of zero-emission off-road equipment or conversion systems can submit their technology for review and join our growing list of approved equipment.

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Work Group Meeting Schedule

Manufacturers, dealers and interested users of zero-emission off-road freight equipment were invited to participate in the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Voucher Incentive Project Work Groups to discuss the implementation guidelines of the program. 

The goal of these working group meetings was to gain feedback on the Implementation Manual Framework Document. When finalized, the Implementation Manual will be the guidelines with instructions, procedures, project elements for manufacturers, dealers, and equipment users to follow when participating in CORE. 

DATE:                August 14, 2019
TIME:                10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (PST)
LOCATION:       South Coast Air Quality Management District
                          21865 Copley Drive | Conference Room CC2
                          Diamond Bar, California 91765
Meeting Minutes
DATE:               August 20, 2019
TIME:               1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (PST) 
LOCATION:      San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
                         1990 East Gettysburg Avenue
                         Fresno, CA 93726
CALL-IN #:       1-415-930-5321
PASSCODE:    156-684-192
Agenda                                                                                       Presentation Slides
DATE:                September 6, 2019
TIME:                 9:30-11:30 am Telematics Focus Group
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PST) Work group meeting LOCATION:       Bay Area Air quality Management Board 375 Beale Street, Suite 600 San Francisco, CA 94105 CALL-IN #: 1-888-324-9561 PASSCODE:     2168922
Presentation Slides

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