About the NYC Clean Trucks Program

Replacing Older Diesel Trucks with Clean, Advanced Trucks and Transportation Technologies

The NYC Clean Trucks Program is a rebate incentive funding program to reduce diesel exhaust emissions by replacing older, heavy polluting diesel trucks with new battery electric, or EPA emission compliant alternative fuel (compressed natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and plug-in hybrid electric) and diesel trucks. The NYC Clean Trucks Program is a unique and exciting environmental initiative offered by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) to promote sustainable transportation and a cleaner environment in New York City.

The NYC Clean Trucks Program targets businesses that move goods and commercial truck owners operating within the program-approved New York City Industrial Business Zones (IBZs) and offers attractive rebate incentives for the purchase of new battery electric or EPA emission compliant alternative fuel and diesel trucks. Qualifying truck owners are invited to take advantage of first-come, first-served NYC Clean Trucks Program funding and resources by applying today.

How Alternative Fuel Trucks Help New York City

Air pollution remains a leading environmental threat to the health of New Yorkers.

Levels of air pollution continue to cause serious health problems, contributing to hospital admissions and deaths from both heart and lung problems. It is estimated that harmful particulate matter (PM2.5) contributes to more than 2,000 deaths and over 6,000 emergency visits and hospitalization for cardiovascular and respiratory disease each year.

Alternative fuel trucks reduce harmful emissions in our communities and promote a healthier and safer New York City.

What New Trucks Qualify for Funding?

Battery Electric


Hybrid (Diesel-Electric Hybrid

and Plug-In Hybrid Electric)


Program Eligibility

To be eligible to receive rebate incentive funding, applicants must meet the basic requirements below.

Class 4 to Class 8 Trucks

Eligible For Funding

Model Year Engine: 1992 – 2009

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Class 4 to Class 7

Local goods movement or commercial diesel fueled trucks.

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Class 8

Local goods movement and port drayage diesel fueled trucks.

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Rebate Amounts Available for Replacement Trucks

Class 4 to Class 8

Battery Electric CNG Hybrid Diesel
$100,000 to $185,000 $30,000 to $60,000 $25,000 to $120,000 $12,000 to $30,000

See complete details for the funding available by vehicle type.

Complete Funding List

Working Together for a Safer, Cleaner New York City

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Vision Zero is a comprehensive plan to improve safety in New York City. The NYC Clean Trucks Program supports NYC’s efforts on Vision Zero by requiring Vehicle Safety Enhancements to be installed and maintained on NYC Clean Trucks Program funded trucks. These enhancements increase driver visibility and help prevent and lessen the severity of crashes involving pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles.


Under the One New York: Plan for a Strong and Just City, NYC has made it a goal to have the best air quality among all large U.S. cities. Meeting this goal requires significant reductions in air pollutant emissions, including emissions from transportation.

Source of Program Funding

Incentive funding for the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program was provided through the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation/Air Quality (CMAQ) Program and the NYC DOT.

The NYC Clean Trucks Program is funded through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) under the Volkswagen Diesel Emission Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement for State Beneficiaries, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia (VW Trust).

Questions About The Program?