Vouchers are Becoming the Clean Vehicle Incentive of Choice for Fleets
Be inclusive. Include a variety of technologies in a voucher program. For example, after only initially including plug-in vehicles like EVs and PHEVs, HVIP now also includes many non-plug-in HEVs, including Class 2 vans and pickups. The addition of Class 2 vehicles and more HEVs now gives fleet customers more fuel efficient vehicle options to choose from. Don’t exclude older vehicles. The ability to sell electrification upfits on previous model year vehicles—many of which will be driven for the next 8 to 12 years—expands the window in which fleet operators can access vouchers, and increases the impact of the overall voucher program. This not only greatly expands the number of vehicles that can be turned “green”—it also addresses an issue created by the time required each year to obtain Aftermarket Executive order exemptions from CARB. Today in California, any vehicle with ...