Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project (NGVIP)

The Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project (NGVIP) provides incentives to reduce the purchase price of new on-road natural gas vehicles for use in California. The incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis and at varying levels depending on the gross vehicle weight. Details of the program are available in the application manual.

The NGVIP is administered by the Institute of Transportation Studies, at UC Irvine on behalf of the California Energy Commission.

Recent Updates

 February 09, 2017:   To clear up some confusion regarding the additional funding added to the NGVIP, we want to note that the 30 vehicle cap mentioned in the application manual at the start of the project on August 07, 2015, is still in place. Therefore, the total number of vehicle incentives any entity may receive under the project since that start date is still 30. Any applications received that exceed this cap will be rejected.

As always, please contact us if you need clarification.

 January 23, 2017:   At the end of December, the Energy Commission added an additional $11,616,000 in funding on top of the original $10,187,000. This brings the total amount of funding available for incentives since the inception of the project to $21,803,000. Refer to the funding status summary to see how much of this total is available for new reservations.

At this time, all applicants that were on the waitlist at the end of December 2016 have been contacted regarding their applications. Contact us if you submitted an ARF-1 during 2016 and have not received a response to your application.

We will continue to accept ARF-1 applications for reservations until all available incentive funding has been paid out.

See the News and Announcements page for older announcements.

At a Glance...

Who is eligible?

  • Individuals, firms, and public agencies purchasing new, eligible natural gas vehicles for use in California.
  • Eligible vehicles are new, on-road natural gas vehicles purchased after August 07, 2015 or the date on your reservation confirmation, whichever is later.
  • Vehicles must be registered in California and operated in the state at least 90% of the time for three years.

How do I apply?

Obtaining an incentive has three main steps (see the application manual for complete details).

  1. Apply to reserve up to 30 incentives for the purchase of qualifying vehicles.
  2. After receiving your reservation confirmation, purchase, take delivery of, and register your vehicle(s) in the State of California.
  3. Send in your incentive payment request along with the required supporting documentation.

How long does it take?

Once the administrator has received a valid incentive payment request with complete supporting documentation, we will process and send your incentive payment within 90 days.

Funding Status Summary

The NGVIP Administrator is now accepting reservation applications. See the application manual for details.

Incentive Reservation Processing
Available for New Reservations$0
Waitlist (est)$2,294,000
Confirmed Incentive Status
Total Funding$21,803,000
Available for New Reservations$0

Additional details and definitions available on the funding status page

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