Zero Emission Vehicle Incentive Programs (ZIP I, ZIP II and Fleet ZIP)

This page last reviewed April 6, 2010

Below you will find information on the Statewide Zero Emission Vehicle Incentive Programs that were implemented in 2001 through 2004. They included ZIP I, ZIP II and the Fleet ZIP. These programs were administered by the California Air Resources Board (Board or ARB) in conjunction with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (California Energy Commission or CEC). The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) had also volunteered to administer the program in its jurisdiction.


ZIP I

On September 30, 2000, Governor Gray Davis signed into law assembly bill (AB) 2061 (Lowenthal) creating an incentive program for the purchase or lease of new Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs) in California. Individual grants totaling up to $9,000 may be provided in three installments over a 36-month period. These grants are available to qualified private and public consumers that lease or purchase a new ZEV between October 1, 2000, and December 31, 2002.


ZIP II

Additional ZEV grants were funded under an expanded incentive program with an appropriation from the approved Fiscal Year 2001-2002 State Budget. On April 25, 2002, ARB approved guidelines to address modifications to the Statewide ZIP required by Assembly Bill 1390 (Firebaugh, Statutes of 2001), which became state law on January 1, 2002. Individual maximum grant amounts under the expanded program were $5,000 through June 30, 2004. In addition, a list of qualified grant recipients was changed to include public agencies, making federal agencies eligible for grants. Finally, one half of these funds were used used to implement a Fleet ZIP Program that provided up to $11,000 to eligible fleets in areas of California with the worst air quality.


Fleet ZIP

The Fleet ZIP Program that provided up to $11,000 to eligible fleets in areas of California with the worst air quality.


Contact Us

For additional general information, call 1-800-END-SMOG or call Mark Williams at (916) 327-5610 or toll free at (866) 808-0189.

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