Incentives Are Available!
The California Air Resources Board has Incentives for Zero Emission Technology for California Buyers.
The FARMER Program provides incentive funds to replace agricultural equipment with the cleanest available technologies. Eligible projects include off-road agricultural equipment, heavy-duty trucks used in agricultural operations, agricultural utility terrain vehicles (UTV), and stationary agricultural pump engines. The FARMER Program provides criteria pollutant, toxic air contaminant, and greenhouse gas emission reductions, which are necessary to help meet air quality and climate change goals.
The California Air Resources Board sets the minimum requirements for the FARMER Program, while local air districts handle the day-to-day implementation by soliciting project applications, selecting projects, and entering into contracts to fund new vehicles and equipment.
1. The California Air Resources Board's FARMER program offers a scrap and replace program which would pay up to 80% of the acquisition of an electric tractor. Their current application window opens between May 1 and June 1, 2020. Applications are being received by the local air districts.
2. The FARMER program added a new category for Advanced Technology Demonstration Projects. Under this project local air district would develop and fund demonstration projects, with CARB approval, without requirement to scrap existing vehicles or equipment.
Our eUtility tractor would fit into both categories.
We are also offering a 30 HP equivalent compact electric tractor (CET) which could get some funding through another program category.
3. Modified Category for Zero-Emission Agricultural UTVs. Under this category, the applicant would receive a $13,500 refund for purchase of an electric UTV. The CET would fit into that category.