Program: Hawaii State Energy Office



Status: Available (However, funds are going fast)



Project Deadline: September 30, 2024

The Hawaii Sate Energy Office is excited to announce that the Diesel Replacement Rebate (DRR) still has funds available.


The DRR program provides rebates of up to 45% for the replacement of medium- and heavy-duty diesel vehicles with new, zero emission equivalents equivalents (either battery-electric or hydrogen). EV projects can include the purchase of one charging unit per vehicle.


Over $1M is available for rebates and funds are going fast.


Apply now to reserve your rebate at https://energy.hawaii.gov/what-we-do/financial-assistance-and-grants/diesel-replacement/

Click through each tab to learn more about this opportunity.

Eligible projects:



-Buses: School, Transit, Tour, and Shuttle


-MHD Trucks


-Nonroad Vehicles: Equipment at ports and airports, agricultural tractors



*Replacement vehicles can be either battery electric or hydrogen-powered.*

Process Overview:



-Organization submits project application


-Funds are reserved if project is eligible on a first come, first serve basis


-Participant signs Agreement and begins project


-Participant receives the new vehicle


-Old vehicle is scrapped


-Participant provides final documentation and receives rebate


The current deadline for project completion is September 30, 2024.

Additional Information:



Program Overview (PDF): For a more detailed overview of the program details, the Hawaii State Energy Office has created a DRR Program Guide.


Sample Application (PDF): If you would like to review the application before you submit it, the Hawaii State Energy Office has created a sample application for you to view.

For more information, please see the project website: https://energy.hawaii.gov/drr
The Hawaii State Energy Office encourages all applicants to read the program guide prior to applying.


To stay up to date, please sign up for the VW mailing list at https://energy.hawaii.gov/what-we-do/financial-assistance-and-grants/volkswagen-settlement/ (scroll to the bottom of the page for the sign up.)

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