The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has initiated its second year of grants totaling $19 million for hybrid vehicle technology that significantly reduces smog-forming and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program will provide vouchers on a first-come, first-served basis to help California fleets purchase fuel-efficient hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. At least $2 million of these funds will be set aside for California public fleets to increase the number of hybrid vehicles.

The program is part of the Air Quality Improvement Program, established in 2007 to provide funding for advanced technology vehicles and equipment. CARB’s voucher program is implemented by CALSTART, a nonprofit organization that works with business, fleets and government to develop and implement clean, efficient transportation solutions.

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