Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

The Washington State Department of Ecology offers grants for the replacement or repower of medium- and heavy-duty diesel refuse trucks, street sweepers, freight switcher locomotives, port cargo handling equipment, and forklifts with zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) and associated infrastructure. Grants are available in the following amounts:

Eligible ZEVs Maximum Grant Amount
Zero Emission Refuse Vehicles and Street Sweepers 80% of project costs, up to $750,000
Zero Emission Freight Switcher Locomotives 60% of project costs, up to $3,500,000
All-electric Port Cargo Handling Equipment and Forklifts 80% of project costs, up to $400,000

Eligible applicants include local and state government entities, utilities, port authorities, school districts, universities, and tribal governments. Applicants located in environmental justice communities will be given funding priority. Additional terms and conditions apply. This program is funded by Washington’s portion of the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust. For more information, including application guidelines, see the Washington State Department of Ecology VW Enforcement Action Grants website.

Jurisdiction: Washington

Type: State Incentives

Technologies: EVs, Hydrogen Fuel Cells

See all Washington Laws and Incentives.