New York


Request for Comments/Input

On September 5, 2018 the NY DEC released a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan that appears to be final even though it does not say it is final. In August 2019 a revised Plan was issued. And addendum released at that time indicated that the $11.5 million for trucks listed below is available for all-electric, hybrid electric, diesel and alternative fuel trucks.  The plan includes the following proposed allocations:

  • Class 8 Local Freight & Port Drayage Trucks – up to 9% or up to $11.5 million
  • Class 4-7 Local Freight Trucks – 7% or $8.5 million
  • Class 4-8 School Bus, Shuttle Bus, or Transit Bus – at least 40.5% or at least $52.4 million
  • Freight Switchers – up to 6% or up to $8 million
  • Ferries/Tugs – up to 2.5% or up to $3.5 million
  • Airport GSE – 2.5% or $3.2 million
  • Forklifts and Port Handling Equipment – up to 1% or up to $1 million
  • Light Duty ZEV Supply Equipment – 15% or $19.2 million
  • DERA Option – up to 8% or up to $10 million
  • Administrative Costs – up to 8.5% or up to $10.9 million

Funding Opportunity

The state will use $9 million in Volkswagen settlement funds and $11 million in federal transportation dollars to fund the Truck Voucher Incentive Program, a program that provides point of sale rebates to reduce the cost for businesses and municipalities that purchase new, clean electric or alternative fueled vehicles or repower commercial trucks and buses. The rebate reduces the incremental costs of purchasing clean trucks and buses by up to 95 percent and will help increase the number of clean vehicles on New York's roadways while removing existing, older medium- and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles through a scrappage requirement. Funding for CNG trucks ranges from $30,000 - $60,000 and is capped at 90 percent of a vehicles incremental cost.  The guidance below indicates that now more than 33 percent of the funds may be used for non-battery electric technologies.  The guidance also indicates that the funding for Class 4 – 8 trucks is available for local freight trucks regardless of location in the state.  The bus funding appears to limited to battery electric vehicles and is only available for counties in CMAQ areas.  The renewed funding for the Truck Voucher Incentive Program represents the first use of Volkswagen settlement funding in New York State.  For more information see Voucher Guidance.  Or visit the NYSERDA Truck & Bus Vouchers.


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