Electric Truck & Bus Challenge

Accelerating the deployment of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.

Up to $24 million available

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Bold Solutions for a Cleaner New York

New York State will support long-term, transformational electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicle solutions that support cost reduction, improve infrastructure, and address systemic challenges to expanded fleet electrification. The Electric Truck & Bus Challenge will award up to three grand prizes of $8 million each to accelerate the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and reduce air pollution and emissions in disadvantaged and other impacted communities in New York State.

How to Participate

Learn more about key steps to participating in the Electric Truck & Bus Challenge.

1. Assessment

Before registering, complete our optional Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility and assess your fit for the challenge.

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2. Registration

After assessing your fit through the Organizational Readiness Tool, registration is required by Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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3. Proposal

Once you’ve registered for the Electric Truck & Bus Challenge, complete and submit your proposal no later than Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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4. Evaluation

Each eligible proposal will be evaluated by an independent Scoring Committee consisting of five experts using the scoring rubric. All scores are normalized to ensure fairness.

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5. Phase One Awards

Informed by Scoring Committee results, the Selection Panel will review top-scoring submissions and select up to five Phase One Awardees in Winter 2021.

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6. Phase Two Awards

Phase One Awardees will enter into an agreement with NYSERDA for a $100,000 planning grant to strengthen their proposals for the opportunity to win a $8 million award.

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Questions & Answers

Get answers to frequently asked questions.