The solicitation is open to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), which must manufacture and assemble vehicle chassis or engines, and sell under its name or badge complete NGVs to be eligible for this program. After receiving incentives, the OEMs may reserve them directly for those vehicles that will be sold through its dealers and distributors.
Vehicles must be new, natural gas light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicles or school buses, must meet all 2010 or newer emission requirements of the CARB, must be registered and operated on natural gas in California (at least 90 percent of the time) for at least 3 years, and must be fully warranted, i.e. all components, including the fuel system, must be covered exclusively by the OEM or covered under separate warranties by the OEM and the fuel system upfitter. Eligible vehicles must have engines prepped for natural gas.
The maximum incentive amount that an OEM may reserve or that an OEM may designate cumulatively to dealers or distributors is $1,600,000. The maximum total incentive amount that each individual OEM designated dealer or distributor may receive is $300,000. A single end-user (i.e., purchaser of the natural gas vehicle receiving an incentive) is eligible for up to a maximum of 10 incentives only under this solicitation.
Source: California Energy Commission