Receive up to $150,000 per Vehicle

Receive up to $150,000 per Vehicle

On August 10 at 10 a.m. PDT, California’s most popular EV funding program, the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will re-open, making up to an additional $83 million in funding available for electric trucks and buses. Begin preparing your application today and take advantage of this second round of funding available for zero-emission vehicles!

If you are considering deploying electric trucks,  in your fleet, the Charge Ready Transport program can help accelerate and streamline the transition with:

  • Low- to no-cost installation of electric infrastructure
  • Rebates for charging equipment for eligible participants
  • Electricity rates designed for EV fleets

HVIP offers point-of-sale discounts on clean vehicles, a simple application process, and has zero scrappage requirements. Now is the time for fleets to begin working with their dealers to prepare to submit vouchers on their behalf. Funds will go fast in this first-come, first-served program, so fleets are encouraged to begin preparing immediately, to be ready to apply on opening day!

The staff at C&M Motors can help guide you through the process. Contact us today to learn how.


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Hino and Cummins Announce Partnership

Hino and Cummins Announce Partnership

During the virtual 2021 NTEA Work Truck Show, Hino Trucks announced their intent to

produce medium- and heavy-duty Hino trucks with Cummins engines for sale in

North America.  As a result of this announcement, Hino intends to offer Cummins B6.7™ and L9™ engines

in Hino’s L and XL Series models by the end of 2021.

Cummins engines

“We are thrilled to offer Cummins’ proven B6.7 and L9 engines,” stated Hino’s Bob Petz, Senior

VP of Vehicle and Parts Sales. “The reliability, performance and durability presented with

Cummins engines coupled with the award-winning Hino conventional cab will provide our customers the

Ultimate Ownership Experience.”

Cummins Engines

“The Cummins B6.7 and L9 have an unmatched legacy in the medium-duty space, with nearly 80

years of combined production history,” said Amy Boerger, Cummins’ Vice President and General

Manager, North America On Highway. “We are confident Hino customers with Cummins engines will

continue to enjoy low cost of operation ownership with our combined offering.”


As part of Hino’s Work Truck Show announcement, Hino plans to redirect engineering and other

resources to accelerate the development of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) portion of Project Z,

the company’s development path to zero emission vehicles (ZEV). The company had previously

announced plans to develop and produce a full range of class 4 through 8 Battery Electric Trucks by 2024.

It is now planning to begin low volume production of the BEV models in the fourth quarter of

2022, ramping up to full production by the end of 2023.


“Our industry is in the midst of a generational shift from traditional vehicles to Zero Emission

Vehicles,” noted Hino’s Glenn Ellis, Senior VP of Customer Experience. “This new partnership is in

line with the recent shift we have seen among other OEMs who are looking to strong industry

partners to help offset their growing R&D investments into new ZEVs.”


Hino will begin production of Cummins powered trucks at the West Virginia and the Woodstock plant

in October 2021, using engines built by Cummins at their Rocky Mount Engine Plant in North

Carolina. The company plans to make the Cummins B6.7 engine available in the L Series by the end

of 2021. Initially offering the engine in two ratings: 240 HP and 260 HP. The B6.7 will be paired with

Allison’s 2000 and 3000 Series transmissions. Starting in 2022, the Cummins L9 engine will be

available in Hino’s XL Series model, initially in three ratings: 300 HP, 330 HP and 360 HP. The L9

can be paired with Allison’s 3000 or 3500 Series transmission or an Eaton manual.


Hino and Cummins will continue to evaluate additional opportunities to collaborate on powertrain

strategies in the future.


About Hino Trucks:

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, manufactures, sells, and services a lineup of Class 4-8

commercial trucks in the United States. Headquartered in Novi, Michigan, Hino has a network of

over 240 dealers nationwide committed to achieving excellence in the ultimate ownership

experience. Learn more about Hino Trucks at or follow us on Facebook,

LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.


About Cummins:

Cummins Inc. is a global technology company designing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing a

broad portfolio of clean power solutions; including diesel, natural gas, hybrid, electric and other

alternative solutions. Established in 1919 and headquartered in Columbus, Indiana (U.S.), Cummins

serves customers in more than 190 countries and territories around the world. More information can

be found at

C&M Motors Involvement

We at C&M Motors is excited about this new partnership and are looking forward to providing Hino trucks powered by Cummins as soon as possible. Contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.


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Is the Grid Ready for Fleets of Electric Trucks?

Is the Grid Ready for Fleets of Electric Trucks?

In this excellent article by Casey Crownhart, you can readily understand the need for electrification of the trucking industry. While only 10% of all motor vehicles are trucks and buses, they produce half of the carbon dioxide emissions and more than 70% of the particulate pollution.

It is vital that we curb this, but we need to understand if our infrastructure can handle the swing to electric commercial vehicles.

Can the Grid Accommodate the Charging?

Unlike electric cars, commercial trucks and buses have much larger power requirements. Would fleets of electric trucks outstrip a substation’s capacity and cause outages?

In this article, Crownhart discusses the modeling that was done using real-world fleet data. The results were an amazing 80-90% of the substations are capable of handling this load without upgrades.

California is Leading the Charge

California passed regulation in June of 2020 requiring heavy duty trucks sold by 2035 to be zero-emission. Just a month later, 15 states signed similar rules requiring trucks to be zero-emission by 2050. Clearly, we are headed in this direction and any infrastructure changes that need to be made to keep up with demand, will be dealt with along the way.

Read Crownhart’s complete article here …

Are You Preparing for Electric Transportation?

If you need some planning assistance, call C&M Motors.  We are a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations and multiple options for electric trucks, we will offer you professional choices and recommendations, in addition to a more personalized experience. Sales, service, rentals, maintenance, collision, fabrication, parts, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance are all available at C&M Motors.

Contact us to learn more.

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CARB Reopens Incentives for Clean Air Trucks

CARB Reopens Incentives for Clean Air Trucks

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and CALSTART have announced the reopening of the popular HVIP Incentive Program. This year’s program makes available $165 million to California-based businesses that will upgrade their fleets with new, zero-emission and near-zero-emission clean vehicles. This great program is a first come, first served opportunity to make electric and hybrid trucks as affordable as their fossil-fueled predecessors in an effort to reduce emissions in the state of California.

This year’s HVIP funds have 2 release dates: the first has already seen the funds exhausted, and the second starts on August 10th. Drayage trucks and Class 8 commercial trucks are exempt from the pause in support of CARB’s Project 800 initiative. This project has a goal of 800 zero-emission drayage trucks in 2021, advancing California’s clean transportation sector.

Greater vehicle options in CARB 2021 program is paving the way for more businesses and public fleets to embrace clean air vehicles as well as to help the market grow and accelerate these technologies.

CARB ProgramSince its inception, HVIP has provided over $400 million in funding to help businesses and public fleets deploy more than 7 thousand clean air vehicles.

We are excited to help our local businesses be part of the 2021 HVIP program.  We encourage you to call us to get onboard while funds are available. In addition to the immediate savings, the long-term savings and benefits are substantial. With fuel costs rising and savings on maintenance, this program is a huge benefit to our local San Diego businesses that need to upgrade or add to their existing fleets.

Don’t Delay – the $165 million in funding will run out!

Every year these funds are exhausted quickly. The 2-phased approach this year will help more businesses get an opportunity, but we urge you to act quickly. Call our helpful staff right away for details and assistance. For complete details, go to HVIP Open for New Voucher Requests

Why C&M Motors

C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations to serve you (National City and Vista), we offer a more personalized experience and customized services to meet your business needs. Sales, service, rentals, maintenance, collision, fabrication, parts, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance are all available at C&M Motors.


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Clean-Air Vehicles Transforming Businesses

Clean-Air Vehicles Transforming Businesses

vip programThe medium and heavy-duty truck market is moving to clean-air vehicles. They don’t just help save the environment, they will save your business on fuel costs as well as maintenance.

California HVIP is helping you make the move to clean-air trucks by slashing purchase costs. By helping you purchase your new clean-air vehicle, HVIP helps you join the transformation and reduce harmful pollutants.

HVIP is Scheduled to Open June 8th, 2021

HVIP is taking a streamlined approach to providing discounts. You will receive the financial support immediately at the point of sale. No waiting for a refund check. No application period.

Are You Considering a New Truck for Your Fleet?

Here’s the scoop on how to participate. The most important point to be aware of is that this program is first come, first served. C&M Motors knows the voucher processing system, so there is less paperwork for you. Whether it is a single truck or an entire fleet upgrade, HVIP dealers like C&M Motors are ready to help you make the right investment for your business’ future.

Why C&M Motors

C&M Motors is a locally owned and operated family business serving the greater San Diego area since 1982. With 2 locations to serve you (National City and Vista), we offer a personalized experience and customized services to meet your business needs.

We have partnered with SEA Electric (an approved HVIP vehicle provider) and are ready to help you save money, cut maintenance expenses, and support the environment. Read more on our partnership with SEA Electric.

In addition to HVIP support, C&M Motors offers a full-service truck experience including sales, service, rentals, maintenance, collision, fabrication, parts, and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.

Ready for that new clean-air truck? Don’t delay! Give us a call to learn more and get an early start before funds run out.

C&M Motors Inc

(800) 736-3443

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