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 11, 2015:   We have processed all applications received to date and sent emails to the contact person listed on each ARF-1 form indicating whether the application was confirmed for a reservation or placed on the wait list.

Contact us If you have received an acknowledgement that your application was received but have not yet received a response regarding indicating whether your application was confirmed or waitlisted.

 September 08, 2015:   The administrative delays we were experiencing have been resolved and we are now processing applications for approval. All applicants to date should receive a response via email by the end of the week.

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)$9,203,000
Confirmed Incentive Status
Total Funding$10,187,000
Reserved$4,262,000
Issued$5,925,000
Available for New Reservations$0

Additional details and definitions available on the funding status page

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