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.
This program is funded by North Carolina’s portion of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including how to apply, see the DEQ Diesel Bus and Vehicle Programs website.