Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Reduction Funding
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Diesel Bus and Vehicle Programs provide funding for heavy-duty on-road new diesel or alternative fuel vehicles or engine repowers and replacements, as well as off-road repowers and replacements. Both government and non-government entities that own and operate diesel fleets and equipment are eligible for funding. Vehicles and equipment that qualify for replacement or repower include:
- Model Year (MY) 2009 or older Class 4-8 school buses, shuttle buses, and transit buses;
- MY 1992-2009 Class 4-7 local freight trucks;
- MY 1992-2009 Class 8 local freight trucks and port drayage trucks; and
- Freight switchers, ferries and tugs, marine vessel shorepower, airport ground equipment, and forklifts and port cargo handling equipment.