Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Incentives

The Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California Irvine administers the Natural Gas Vehicle Incentive Project (NGVIP) to provide funding for qualified NGVs. Eligible vehicles include new on-road natural gas light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicles that are fully warrantied and meet California Air Resources Board requirements. Each applicant must complete a NGVIP reservation form and receive a confirmed reservation before purchasing an eligible NGV. Each applicant may apply for up to 30 incentives. Vehicles must operate on natural gas at least 90% of the time for three years after purchase. Incentive amounts are based on the NGV's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) as follows:

GVWRIncentive Amount
Up to 8,500 pounds (lbs.)$1,000
8,501 lbs. - 16,000 lbs.$6,000
16,001 lbs. - 26,000 lbs.$11,000
26,001 lbs. - 33,000 lbs.$20,000
33,001 lbs. & greater$25,000

The California Energy Commission Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) funds the NGVIP. Funding availability is based on confirmed reservations. For more information, including vehicle eligibility requirements and exclusions, see the NGVIP website.