The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD ) recently allocated $10 million in funding to its Zero–Emission Agricultural Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Voucher Program.This program provides incentives for the replacement of existing diesel or gasoline–powered UTVs and tractors with less than 25 horsepower with new, zero–emission UTVs to qualified individuals and businesses involved in a California agricultural operation.Funds are provided on a first come first serve basis, and applicants must obtain a signed voucher from the SJVAPCD prior to purchasing new equipment.
Up to 75% of the eligible cost of new equipment, with a maximum eligible funding amount of $13,500.
Eligible costs may include base vehicle, roof, windshield, or doors as well as an extended warranty.
Eligible costs do not include additional batteries.
The existing (old) equipment must be a self-propelled all–terrain vehicle (ATV), utility terrain vehicle (UTV), or a tractor with less than 25 horsepower, powered by a diesel or gasoline engine.
The new equipment must be Zero–Emission– emit zero tailpipe emissions from its onboard power source (such as all-electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles), and may not undergo any modification that would allow propulsion by any other means.
The new equipment must have a minimum towing capacity of 500lbs and a total vehicle weight of 700lbs or more.
The new equipment must operate one–hundred percent (100%) within SJVAPCD boundaries.
The new equipment must come with a minimum 1-year manufacturer warranty.