California offering $182 million in zero-emissions vouchers

By Becky Schultz06 June 2023

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that $182 million has been allocated to the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Program (CORE) as part of the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives. The CORE project is intended to accelerate adoption of cleaner, commercially available off-road technologies by providing a streamlined path for fleets ready to purchase specific zero-emission equipment. It targets commercial-ready products that have not yet achieved a significant market foothold.

CORE is intended to accelerate adoption of cleaner, commercially available off-road technologies. (Photo: KHL Staff)

CORE provides vouchers to California purchasers and lessees of zero-emission off-road equipment on a first-come, first-served basis, with increased incentives for equipment located in disadvantaged communities and small businesses. CALSTART, the CORE project administrator, will open the 2022-23 funding on July 18, 2023, for eligible zero-emission off-road equipment vouchers purchased through approved dealers.

In addition, CARB is currently accepting OEM applications for the next funding lane of the FY 2022/23 heavy-duty segment of the California CORE project. Heavy-duty equipment manufacturers or dealers interested in participating are encouraged to submit applications by 5 p.m. PST on June 15, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will be accepted but review cannot be guaranteed before the Voucher Processing Center reopens.

Learn more by visiting the CORE website or in the available implementation manual.

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