Natural Gas Vehicle Incentives and Grants

Learn about available tax credits grants and incentives for purchasing new natural gas vehicles.

Current Grants and Incentives for Natural Gas Vehicles

If you're considering buying a natural gas vehicle for your fleet, you may be eligible for tax credits, grants, incentives or other funding opportunities.These grants can help offset the purchase price of new NGVs and might help fund the construction of a fueling station

South Coast Air Quality Management District

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has a jurisdiction* that covers most of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. If your operation is based here, these programs may apply to you.
 
The Carl Moyer Program provides grants to help replace older heavy-duty diesel engines. The program is currently closed, but will be opening in March 2018. Email the Clean Transportation team if you are interested in a new near-zero emissions CNG truck to replace your diesel.
 
For fleets with 10 or fewer vehicles: you may be eligible for financing through the Voucher Incentive Program*. You can contact one of the SCAQMD VIP dealerships for more information as well.

For school buses*, the SCAQMD has the Lower-Emission School Bus Incentive Program*, as well as a CNG Tank Replacement program1.

San Joaquin Valley

The Truck Replacement Program* allows participants to apply to receive up to $100,000 through SJVAPCD to replace old, high-polluting, heavy-duty diesel trucks. For more information, you can contact the San Joaquin APCD*
Class 5 & 6 on-road trucks apply for $40,000 to $50,000* for a new clean air truck1.

San Diego County

The Truck Voucher Incentive Program* provides funding opportunities for fleets with 10 or fewer vehicles to quickly replace or retrofit their older heavy-duty diesel vehicles.
The Carl Moyer Program* in San Diego County often has opportunities for vehicle replacement grants. The program is currently closed. Email the Clean Transportation team if you are interested in a new near-zero emissions CNG truck to replace your diesel1.

Statewide Grants and Incentives

Voucher Incentive Program (Statewide)1 - Low NOx Natural Gas Engine* vehicles, up to $45,000 each. View participation information*.
 
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) also has a comprehensive list of Air Pollution Incentives, Grants and Credit Programs.

Natural Gas Vehicle Truck Loan Program

The SoCalGas Truck Loan Program provides a no-cost rental opportunity for qualified fleet owners to try out the latest in heavy-duty natural gas truck technology. This “try before you buy” program provides an opportunity to demo a 12-Liter near zero truck in your daily operations for up to two-weeks free of charge! The SoCalGas Truck Loan Program allows qualified fleet owners the opportunity to evaluate the advantages natural gas (CNG) trucks have over diesel powered trucks including lower fuel costs all while cleaning up our air. 

Email us for more information.

Low Carbon Fuel Standard

The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is a state program established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that seeks to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels in the state.  Refueling station operators that dispense low carbon fuel, such as natural gas, are granted LCFS credits by the state of California that can be sold or traded.  For more information, please visit the CARB LCFS website*.
 

LCFS Revenue Return Program

In accordance with California Public Utilities Commission, revenue from the sale of utility LCFS credits generated at utility owned compressed natural gas vehicle stations is being returned to customers in the form of a rate credit that reduces the pump price at utility stations. The current rate credit can be found by accessing the SoCalGas® Schedule G-NGV for stations owned and operated by SoCalGas and the SDG&E® Schedule G-NGV* for stations owned and operated by SDG&E.

Our Clean Transportation group can assist you in identifying sources of funding and applying for funds. Funding sources change regularly, so please contact us at 1-800-427-2000 or email us to request a point of contact. We can review all of the latest applicable incentives with you. If appropriate, we can refer you to a qualified grant writing specialist who can further assist you in obtaining funding.

 

The information below is for general information only. Please contact your tax advisor or the tax codes for details of any bill, measure or program.

Federal Tax Incentives

The NGVAmerica * website contains all of the latest information on federal grants and incentives.

Federal Incentives for School Buses

Please see the NGVAmerica* site for information on The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean School Bus USA program.

1 These programs are funded and administered by the resepctive entities and air districts. SoCalGas has no responsibility, and shall not be liable in connection with the administration, implementation, or funding of these programs.