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

 September 14, 2018:   We are hosting a briefing on September 14th, 2018 to update invited industry stakeholders on the status and performance of the NGVIP. Presentation materials for this briefing can be found on the NGVIP statistics page.

 June 15, 2018:   Over the past week our website has been experiencing a few issues that resulted in the available funding being shown incorrectly (as of the date of this post), we have a waitlist in excess of $6M. These issues should now be resolved.

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)$6,668,000
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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