Welcome to NYT-VIP!
New incentives are available to help New York fleet owners transition their fleets into cleaner, more efficient and cost effective alternative fuel vehicles!
To promote clean air and a sustainable future for New York’s transportation system, the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) aims to accelerate the integration of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors. The NYT-VIP is an important partnership between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), and CALSTART.
Fleet owners, leased vehicle operators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and vehicle technology vendors are invited to explore the NYT-VIP website to learn about the Program’s excellent incentive offerings, eligible vehicles and technologies, and important information on how to apply.
New York Clean Truck Incentives Webinar
New York State Electric Vehicle - Voucher Incentive Fund (NYSEV-VIF) Funds are currently on hold.
New York City Alternative Fuel Vehicle - Voucher Incentive Fund (NYCAFV-VIF) Funds are currently on hold.
Important Reminder – NYT-VIP Funds are First Come – First Served!
News and Events
January 5, 2017
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NYT-VIP VOUCHER FUNDS ON HOLD!
Voucher funds for the New York State Electric Vehicle – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYSEV-VIF) and the New York City Alternative Fuel Vehicle – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYCAFV-VIF) are currently on hold. Applicants interested in submitting a voucher request under either program fund must wait until funds are released to submit a voucher request. Expected release of funds is approximately three months.
Over the last year, NYSERDA and the NYT-VIP Program Administrator, CALSTART, have been working with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to modify both of these CMAQ-funded programs and extend the deadlines in order to expend all funds and place more clean vehicles on the road. The program modifications and timeline extensions for NYSEV-VIF and NYCAFV-VIF have been approved by the Federal Highway Administration and the Project Team awaits final contract execution with NYSDOT for these funds. Once in place, the incentive caps for all-electric vehicles under NYSEV-VIF will increase and the deadline for voucher redemption will be June 30, 2018. NYCAFV will include additional technology eligibility and incentive increases with voucher redemption required by December 31, 2018.
November 29, 2016
2016 Vision Zero Fleets Safety Forum
Hosted by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, by the Unisphere
The NYT-VIP Team was proud to attend and promote New York City’s annual Vision Zero Fleets Forum sponsored by NYC Fleet. Over 200 stakeholders representing private fleets, equipment suppliers, federal, state, and city agencies, non-profits, and universities came together to promote vehicle safety and sustainable streets in New York City. The Forum provided an opportunity to share new information, exchange best practices, and encourage safety and partnerships. During the meeting an important announcement was made on the available incentives for clean trucks and buses through NYT-VIP.
October 11, 2016
Empire Clean Cities 2016 Odyssey Day
Co-Hosted with City of New York Parks and Recreation Union Square, New York City
Centered in the middle of Union Square, public citizens, government and private businesses came together to learn about and get behind the wheel of clean vehicle technologies that are making a difference on New York City’s streets. Every year, Empire Clean Cities collaborates with the City of New York Parks and Recreation Department to put on an informational, engaging, and fun event to promote clean vehicles for clean communities. The NYT-VIP Team participated in Empire Clean Cities’ Annual Odyssey Day and discussed the incentives available to buy down the cost of alternative fuel trucks and buses. Various clean vehicles, including those funded by NYT-VIP, were on display for participants to see.
NYT-VIP Project Leader Alycia Gilde and Milea’s VP Steve Dorn stand in front of an NYT-VIP-funded Hino Hybrid for Baldor Foods
All-electric vehicles on display in Union Square, NYC.
Empire Clean Cities’ Jennifer Urrutia and Chairman Tom Lubas welcome participants to Odyssey Day.
September 8, 2016
Increased Funding Levels for NY Electric Vehicles Now Available for Request
Vouchers for the increased funding levels for electric vehicles under NYSEV-VIF are now being accepted. Please submit your requests by December 31, 2016 to ensure your voucher amounts.
July 16, 2016
NYSEV-VIF Announces Increase in Maximum Incentive Amounts for Electric Vehicle Vouchers
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) and NYSERDA have revised the maximum incentive payment amount per vehicle for the New York State Electric Vehicle – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYSEV-VIF). The maximum incentive has increased from $60,000 per vehicle to $150,000 per vehicle, limited to 80% of incremental cost of a comparable conventional fueled vehicle.
Voucher requests for NYSEV-VIF must be received by December 31, 2016.
Click here to download the NYSEV-VIF Implementation Manual.
Click here to view eligible electric vehicles.
May 12, 2016
Empire Clean Cities 8th Annual Stakeholder Meeting in Conjunction with NYC Parks
28th Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show
Emerging Fuel Alternatives and Vehicle Technologies
Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, by the Unisphere
Empire’s Annual Stakeholder Meeting brought together industry leaders to discuss topics and issues relevant to emission reductions and fuel efficiency. The informative half-day program included presentations from public and private fleets, technology developers, and researchers on the latest developments for energy and alternative fuel technologies. NYT-VIP’s Program Director, Alycia Gilde, presented on the incentives available under the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program.
Click here to review the complete program.
Following the Meeting, stakeholders walked over to witness the 100+ vehicle and equipment displays that featured various technologies from zero-emission trucks to hybrid-electric street sweepers.
|New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) Commissioner, Lisette Camilo, presented on the agency’s OneNY and Vision Zero Goals to promote sustainable and safe fleets in the City.|
|Kevin M. Butt, Regional Environmental Director of Toyota’s North American Environmental Sustainability Programs presented on the innovative use of second life batteries to provide zero-emission energy production at Yellowstone National Park.|
|New York clean transportation community partners come together to celebrate the City’s 8th Annual Fleet Show.|
April 22, 2016
Earth Day Clean Energy Vehicle Showcase
Hosted by Empire Clean Cities
180 Maiden Lane, Lower Manhattan, NY
NYT-VIP celebrated Earth Day by joining friend and partner Empire Clean Cities at their Energy Vehicle Showcase in Lower Manhattan. Featured at the event were clean vehicle technologies including Baldor Food’s Hino Hybrid Electric Truck funded through NYT-VIP.
|Mark Simon, NYC Department of Transportation Alternative Fuel Program Director, with Steve Dorn, Milea Truck Sales VP, in front of Baldor Food’s Hino Hybrid-Electric Truck funded through NYT-VIP.|
|NYT-VIP Program Director, Alycia Gilde, with Empire Clean Cities’ Executive Director, Christina Ficicchia, Board Chair, Tom Lubas, and Treasurer, Mark Simon.|
April 20 - 22, 2016
Advanced Energy Conference
Technologies that Impact the Future of Transportation and its Energy Demand
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City, NY
An unprecedented convergence of technologies is radically changing the transportation industry and promises to significantly reduce its overall energy demands. Advances in alternative transportation fuels, emerging concepts in automotive design, improved strategies for moving urban populations, and the application of digital technologies to safer and more efficient vehicle operation are transforming our ideas about both personal and commercial transportation.
NYT-VIP’s Program Director, Alycia Gilde participated at the AEC as the chairperson of the “Advanced Vehicle Technologies” panel and presented on the progress and status of the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program. Ms. Gilde introduced four panel speakers that contribute to the development and deployment of clean and efficient transportation technologies.
|Spiro Kattan, Deputy Director at the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), provided an overview of the various zero to low emission vehicle technologies deployed across the Department’s light to heavy-duty fleet. Pioneering the latest and greatest technologies, DSNY works with manufacturers to demonstrate new innovative technologies in the field and uses the Department’s ‘state of the art’ vehicle emissions laboratory to validate emission reductions and efficiency.|
|Jeremy McCool, Founder at HEVO Power, presented on the future of wireless charing for electric vehicles. Mr. McCool shared how the company seeks to provide a business case and strategy for deploying wireless charging for public and private fleets.|
|The Advanced Energy Conference featured zero to low emission vehicles in the conference exhibit hall.|
June 1, 2015
NYT-VIP Announces Incentives for Diesel Retrofits for NYC Private Fleets
For a limited time only, private and non-profit fleets that own and operate Class 3 to Class 8 diesel trucks in the five boroughs of New York City may be eligible for incentives for the purchase and installation of Verified Diesel Emission Control (VDEC) technologies. The New York City Diesel Emission Reduction – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYCDER-VIF) offers up to 80% toward the purchase of Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs) and Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) including installation costs.
TIME SENSITIVE - All Voucher Requests must be submitted by an approved vendor by September 30th, 2015 to participate.
Click here to download the NYCDER-VIF Fact Sheet.
Click here to view eligible retrofit technologies.
May 12th, 2015
Empire Clean Cities Annual Stakeholder Meeting in Conjunction with NYC Parks 27th Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show
Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, by the Unisphere
In conjunction with New York City’s famous Vehicle and Equipment exhibition, Empire Clean Cities held its Annual Stakeholder Meeting at the Flushing Meadows Park Queens Theater. Intriguing panel discussions were held on clean transportation policy, incentives to drive adoption of electric vehicles (green loading zones), and funding for alternative fuel vehicles and diesel retrofits. Mike Derrig from Fresh Direct shared the company’s progress toward promoting vehicle efficiency, safety, driver education and sustainability.
The NYT-VIP Team presented exciting news on the incentives for Verified Diesel Emission Control Technologies (VDECs) for private fleets that are domiciled and operate in the five boroughs of New York City.
Hundreds showed up for NYC’s 27th Annual Equipment and Vehicle Show. The exhibition showed the City’s incredible line up of safe and sustainable technologies displayed around the famous World’s Fair Unisphere. This show highlights vendors that support NYC’s efforts in Vision Zero and Fleet Sustainability initiatives. The Equipment and Vehicle Show featured vendors offering a wide array of products to improve vehicle safety including: cameras, truck-side guards, telematics, and systems to avoid or mitigate collisions.
New York City’s Alternative Fuel Fleet
October 23rd, 2014
Vision Zero Forum on Fleet Safety
Hosted by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) and New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens Theatre
On Thursday, October 23, 2014, commercial and public fleets took part in a half-day workshop focused on the importance of fleet safety and the City of New York’s Vision Zero initiative. The Vision Zero Forum included presentations on Vision Zero’s goals and objectives, fleet safety best practices and an overview of strategies and technologies to improve vehicle safety and efficiency. Participants witnessed public and private fleet managers take part in a discussion on how to move the City toward a safe and prosperous business environment.
|Commissioner Stacey Cumberbatch speaks on the importance of Vision Zero.
October 16, 2014
Empire Clean Cities – Odyssey Day Vehicle Showcase
Union Square Park, New York City, New York
Odyssey Day celebrates the integration of clean transportation technologies for the public and commercial business sectors. Aiming to promote education and outreach, Odyssey showcases some of the latest vehicle technologies that promote clean air, efficiency and transportation sustainability for the City of New York. Some of the many trucks on display will include:
Coca Cola Electric Truck
The City of White Plains Hybrid Bucket Truck
Neapolitan Pizza's CNG Truck
NYC Department of Sanitation's Biodiesel-powered (B20) hybrid electric street sweeper
Click here to learn more! RSVP Today!
June 26th and July 8th, 2014
Download the Presentation! – Learn How to Submit a Voucher Request and Receive Funding through NYT-VIP
Interested in applying for incentives through the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program?
Download the presentation on how to submit a Voucher Request to receive attractive incentives for alternative fuel vehicles.
The presentation is for vehicle purchasers; program approved vendors; and dealers that are interested in submitting a voucher request through the NYT-VIP. Receive important information on the steps and documentation required to successfully secure funding for a new Class 3 – Class 8 alternative fuel vehicle.
May 22nd, 2014
6th Annual Empire Clean Cities Stakeholder Meeting and the
NYC Annual Equipment and Vehicle Showcase
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY
Empire Clean Cities held its 6th Annual Stakeholders meeting on Thursday, May 22 at the Queens Museum. More than 60 participants took part in the morning program featuring presentations on New York incentive programs for clean vehicle technologies and infrastructure including the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program. Three fleet managers discussed the importance of driver and vehicle safety and best practices to incorporating clean vehicle technologies into a fleet.
Following the morning program, Empire Clean Cities held a press event in partnership with the City of New York to present the Empire Green Fleet Certification Award at the NYC Annual Equipment and Vehicle Showcase under the Unisphere. Three organizations were recognized for their outstanding leadership in promoting clean transportation and include, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Baldor Foods, and Manhattan Beer Distributors.
The NYC Annual Equipment and Vehicle Showcase was a huge success featuring numerous cutting-edge vehicle and equipment technologies and exhibits. Hundreds joined in to meet with industry experts and vendors while enjoying a city picnic in the beautiful Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Juan Corcino, Director of Fleets with Manhattan Beer Distributors receives an Empire Green Fleet Certification Award from Empire Clean Cities Steven Levy and Kevin Kraft.
Attendees gather to witness the Empire Green Fleet Awards Ceremony Press Event.
April 28th and 29th, 2014
Advanced Energy Conference 2014
The New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) participated in New York’s premier Energy Conference, the most comprehensive and influential event on the future of energy. NYT-VIP Project Leader Alycia Gilde chaired the session “Commercial Vehicle Deployment” and presented on the incentives available Class 3 to Class 8 alternative fuel vehicles.
Click here to visit the Advanced Energy Conference.
Click here to download the Program Agenda.
April 16, 2014
Northeast Regional HTUF Fleets Workshop
and Ride & Drive
Hosted by CALSTART and the City of New York.
The High Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) came to the Big Apple for the first time. With more than 200 in attendance, participants throughout the northeast took part in a one-day workshop comprised of results-driven panel discussions and a Ride and Drive featuring more than 20 vehicles and a Technology Expo with 25 exhibits.
to check our recap of the Ride & Drive!
Click here to download the Program Agenda.
Click here to download the list of Participating Vehicles & Vendors.
The Host Partners give special thanks to NYSERDA for its important support and participation.
The Northeast Regional HTUF Fleets Workshop and Ride and Drive is an important partnership between CALSTART and the City of New York including the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), New York City Parks Department (NYC Parks), New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY).
February 27th and 28th, 2014
NYC Commercial Refuse Clean Truck Workshop
February 27, 2014, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220
Hosted by the New York City Economic Development Cooperation (NYCEDC)
Workshop Presentations Available Online!
In partnership with the City of New York, the NYT-VIP team facilitated a half-day “How to Green Your Fleet” workshop focused on fleet best practices, emerging vehicle technologies and incentives for commercial refuse haulers and private fleets interested in alternative fuel vehicles and exhaust retrofit technologies. Over 140 participated and enjoyed expert presentations, 15 vendor displays, vehicle demonstrations and excellent networking.
- NYC’s 2020 Phase Out of Refuse Trucks with Engines MY 2006 and Older
- Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Exhaust Retrofits for Refuse Operations
- Introduction to the Clean Diesel Clearinghouse
- Business Best Practices from Refuse Fleet Managers
- $33 Million in Incentives for Clean Vehicle Technologies for NYC Fleets
- 15 Vehicle and Technology Exhibits
- Clean Refuse Technology Demonstrations
Jay Kairam, NYC Business Integrity Commission, “Trade Waste Vehicle Emission Reductions, Local Law 145”
Spiro Kattan, NYC Department of Sanitation, “Driving Towards a Cleaner Environment”
Greg Bianco, Metropolitan Recycling, “Compressed Natural Gas Refuse Fleet”
Alycia Gilde, CALSTART, “New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program”
Susan McSherry, NYC Department of Transportation, “Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program”
|The NYT-VIP Team has partnered with the New York City Business Integrity Commission (NYCBIC), New York City Department of Transportation and the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) to facilitate this important workshop for NYC refuse haulers.|
Diesel Retrofit Boot Camp
February 28, 2014, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hosted by Emissions Advantage in partnership with NYSERDA and Columbia University
Private fleets and truck owner operators are invited to participate in a one-day workshop to learn about the diesel emission control devices (DECDs) available for diesel trucks and equipment. Participants will receive important information on technology assessment, emission benefits, maintenance and steps for implementation. The New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program will be providing $4 million in incentives for DECDs through the New York City Diesel Emission Reduction – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYCDER-VIF). Take part in this Boot Camp to receive important information on how to participate.
Click here to download the Diesel Retrofit Boot Camp Save the Date.
Click here to learn more about the Clean Diesel Clearinghouse
January 14 and 15, 2014
Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum 2014 Meeting
Hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Energy, and the California Energy Commission
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) hosted a two day event, the Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum 2014 Meeting, focused on the development and deployment of commercially competitive natural gas engines, vehicles and infrastructure. CALSTART's Alycia Gilde provided a presentation on the benefits of incentive programs driving the market for clean vehicle technologies and the funding available for CNG trucks through the New York Truck - Voucher Incentive Program. The event was held in Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY.
Click here to learn more.
December 31, 2013
Now Accepting Applications for the New York City Alternative Fuel Vehicle – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYCAFV-VIF)!
NYT-VIP is now accepting Vehicle Eligibility Applications for the NYCAFV-VIF. Vehicle manufacturers (OEMs & TEMs) are invited to submit applications for All-Electric, Hybrid-Electric, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles, and CNG engine conversions. The NYT-VIP Program Administrator must approve the alternative fuel vehicles for the program before a vendor/dealer can submit a Vendor Request Form and Voucher Request.
Click here to download the NYCAFV-VIF Vehicle Eligibility Application.
Contact us if you have any questions or need any assistance.
December 12, 2013
New York Clean Truck Incentives Webinar
Hosted by NYT-VIP in Partnership with the Northeast Diesel Collaborative
In partnership with the Northeast Diesel Collaborative and New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program Team hosted the New York Clean Truck Incentives Webinar. The Webinar featured presentations on the attractive incentives available in New York for alternative fuel vehicles and clean diesel technologies.
Webinar presentations featured:
New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program
Alycia Gilde, NYT-VIP Project Leader, CALSTART
Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program
Susan McSherry, Program Manager, NYCDOT
ACCION USA – Innovative Micro-Lending and Grant Programs
Marco Fiallos, Loan Consultant, ACCION
Click here to view a live recording of the webinar.
November 19, 2013
Metropolitan New York Trucking Conference
Hosted by the New York State Motor Truck Carrier Association
Members from the New York trucking community participated in a one-day program focused on challenges facing the trucking industry in the metropolitan NY and opportunities to advance business through valuable tools and resources. The program featured an excellent panel focused on fleet best practices with alternative fuel vehicles. NYT-VIP Project Leader, Alycia Gilde presented on the $19 million in incentives available for new Class 3 to 8 alternative fuel vehicles for New York State and the City of New York.
Empire Clean Cities Executive Director, Christina Ficicchia moderated a panel on fleet best practices for alternative fuel vehicles and incentive programs. The speakers featured Fleet Directors, Juan Corcino, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Bob Gartman, Ferrara Brothers Building Materials Corp., and Charles Hayward, Duane Reade.
CALSTART NYT-VIP Project Leader and Northeast Representative, Alycia Gilde presents on the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program at the New York Truck Motor Carriers Association Conference.
October 4, 2013
Last Mile Freight Conference
Baruch College, CUNY
William and Anita Newman Conference Center
Hosted by University of Transportation Research Center
On Friday, October 4, the University of Transportation Research Center hosted the Last Mile Freight Conference, a one-day program focused on cross-disciplinary perspectives on urban logistics using all-electric vehicles and other vehicles as a sustainable mobility transportation solution.
Click here to learn more.
NYT-VIP Project Leader and Northeast Representative of CALSTART, Alycia Gilde presented on the funding available through the NYT-VIP for alternative fuel vehicles.
October 3, 2013
EV Truck Voucher Informational Workshop
Hosted By Capital District Clean Communities and Frito Lay
Fleets participated in a half-day program to learn about the incentives available for all-electric vehicles through NYT-VIP’s New York State Electric Vehicle – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYSEV-VIF). Participants also witnessed an excellent presentation by Frito Lay on the business case to alternative fuels and provided a live vehicle demonstration with their all-electric delivery truck.
Workshop participants in front of Frito Lay’s All – Electric Delivery Truck.
Patrick Bolton, NYSERDA’s Senior Program Manager learns about the EV’s economy saving diagnostic tools.
September 9, 2013
NYT-VIP Informational Workshop
Hosted By Frito Lay
On September 9th, over 150 people participated in the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) Informational Workshop at Frito Lay in Brooklyn. The half-day workshop allowed participants an exciting opportunity to meander through 21 vendor exhibits featuring a variety of clean vehicle technologies and solutions. The program featured presentations on how to apply for incentives through NYT-VIP and the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program, in addition Frito Lay presented on Business Best Practices on Alternative Fuel Vehicles. Manufacturers, vendors and fleets alike took part in meaningful discussions to explore partnership opportunities to advance clean vehicle technologies in New York. Much thanks to our friend Frito Lay for being our gracious host.
Click here to download the NYT-VIP Informational Workshop PowerPoint Presentation.
Featured here left to right – Patrick Bolton, NYSERDA; Gino Porter, Frito Lay; Bill Simpson, Frito Lay; Alycia Gilde, CALSTART; Tom Brotherton, CALSTART; and Christina Ficicchia, Empire Clean Cities
Patrick Bolton, Senior Project Manager at NYSERDA provides welcoming remarks.
August 8, 2013
The New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP) is accepting vouchers for the New York State Electric Vehicle – Voucher Incentive Fund (NYSEV-VIF). Receive up to $60,000 in incremental costs to purchase a new All-Electric Vehicle (EV). Click here to learn how to apply!