Eaton Corporation recently announced that the company has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to assist California-based fleets ready to purchase medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. HVIP is a program to help speed the introduction of hybrid trucks with financial incentives ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 for eligible vehicles.  

According to Eaton, some 87 bus and truck chassis configurations from a variety of vehicle manufacturers are equipped with Eaton hybrid systems and eligible for the incentives.

 “The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project off-sets about half of the incremental cost of eligible hybrid vehicles,” noted Gerard Devito, engineering director, Eaton hybrid power systems.  “The program strongly benefits the public and commercial truck industry by helping interested fleets save money while delivering more sustainable transportation. We applaud the state of California for its pioneering work and many investments to promote and support the use of hybrid vehicles and other clean technology vehicles.”