Buyers of BYD’s line of battery-electric trucks are eligible for funds through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).
For electric truck customers, BYD’s medium-duty Class 6 models (6F and 6R) are eligible for $85,000 while the heavy-duty Class 8 models (8R and 8TT) are eligible for $120,000. This year’s HVIP program includes a set aside of $75 million specifically for drayage vehicles.
“BYD trucks are at work every day across the United States moving freight at ports and railyards, making deliveries and collecting refuse,” said Michael Stafford, BYD director of Business Development. “We’re proud to offer this important incentive to our customers who want to electrify their fleets with the safest and most reliable battery electric trucks on the market.”
Voucher amounts can be increased by an additional 10% if the vehicles are domiciled in a disadvantaged community.
The chassis of any vehicle receiving an HVIP voucher must be titled and licensed in California, and the vehicle must be California-registered. BYD’s Lancaster, California, manufacturing facility employs hundreds of men and women including members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers Union (SMART), Local 105, according to the company.