Revolutionizing California’s Off-Road Industry: A Green Leap Forward for 2023-2024
With California’s accelerated transition towards a greener and more sustainable future, The California Air Resources Board (CARB), in partnership with CALSTART, has taken a pioneering step with the launch of the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE). This groundbreaking initiative aims to revolutionize the off-road equipment sector by encouraging the adoption of clean, low-emission technology by helping with the purchase of zero-emission off-road equipment in California. Here are the details of the project and how to get involved.
The Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) is designed to provide financial incentives to buyers, making it more affordable for them to choose environmentally friendly off-road equipment. The project offers vouchers to eligible buyers, which can be redeemed when purchasing or leasing qualifying equipment. These vouchers serve as a point-of-sale discount, significantly lowering the upfront cost of clean off-road machinery.
There is no scrappage requirement, and additional funding is available for charging and fueling infrastructure, equipment deployed in disadvantaged communities, and small businesses.
Step 1: Check Eligibility:
Applicants should review the eligibility criteria to ensure they qualify for the incentives. CORE provides comprehensive information on their website, and it is essential to understand the terms and conditions of participation. Here are a few examples for the equipment user:
Step 2: Select Eligible Equipment:
Choose off-road equipment that meets the requirements set forth by the CORE program. Only equipment that meets specific emission standards and environmental performance benchmarks will be eligible for the incentives. The eligible equipment may include, but is not limited to:
Step 3: Apply for Voucher:
Once the eligible equipment is selected, buyers can apply for a voucher through CORE’s online portal called VPC, using an authorized participating dealer like Southwest to submit the request on your behalf. The application process involves providing necessary documentation and ensuring compliance with all requirements.
Step 4: Redeem the Voucher:
Upon approval, the voucher can be redeemed when purchasing the chosen clean off-road equipment. Buyers will enjoy substantial savings, making the transition to greener technology a more financially viable option.
CORE aims to promote a wide range of clean off-road equipment that operates using low-emission technologies. View some examples of forklifts, construction, agriculture, terminal tractors and more:
The CORE program has certain criteria in place to ensure that only environmentally responsible equipment receives incentives. The key criteria include:
Participating in the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) offers a range of benefits for buyers, including:
In conclusion, the Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) is a commendable initiative by The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and CALSTART, aiming to transform the off-road industry’s environmental impact. By providing financial incentives, promoting clean technologies, and encouraging innovation, CORE sets the stage for a greener and more sustainable future in California. Businesses and individuals who participate in this pioneering project will not only reap financial benefits but also contribute to the greater cause of combatting climate change and preserving our planet for generations to come.
You can look for additional information by reviewing the CORE Implementation Manual and you can contact us at Southwest to help you navigate the CORE process – selecting qualifying equipment, trying a demo and get a quote to qualify for a potential voucher.
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