Date: Aug 03, 2021

The Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust is now offering incentive funding for electric forklifts, awarding up to $175,000 per forklift.

Key Program Details

  • Applies to forklifts with a lift capacity of 8,000 lbs or greater
  • Applicants may be anywhere in California and in any use or sector
  • Awards are up to $175,000 per forklift, with up to $10 million per applicant

How It Works

  • Must scrap old forklift with an internal combustion engine
    (Tier 4 diesel or earlier. LPG and LSI forklifts are eligible.)
  • Must replace with an all-electric forklift (battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell or grid-tied)

Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through September 22, 2021 (or until $34 million is awarded).

For more information or to apply, visit

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