MPCA Electric Work Truck Replacement Grant Application Information & Webinar

June 7, 2022

Zeus Electric Chassis, an electric work truck manufacturer located in White Bear Lake, MN, hosted an informational webinar on August 17th at 1:00CST to explain grant funding now available from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.

The MPCA is now accepting applications from Minnesota owners of medium and heavy-duty diesel vehicles and equipment for grant funds to help fund new, all-electric versions of these vehicles.

The approximately $6.5 million in grant funds aim to reduce diesel emissions and improve air quality and public health by removing older diesel vehicles and equipment from operation and replacing them with zero-emissions models.

All equipment funded by this grant must be registered in Minnesota & fully-electric.

Similar grant opportunities are available in other states. See if your state is eligible here.

Eligible, All-Electric Zeus Applications Include:

  • Class 4-6 medium-duty work trucks
  • Class A buses
Zeus Electric Work Truck Applications
The Zeus Chassis is perfectly suited for vocational work truck applications including: electric service trucks, electric bucket trucks, electric dump trucks, electric delivery trucks, electric flatbed trucks, electric airport ground support vehicles; and electric buses to name just a few.

Grant funds also available for:

  • Class 8 (33,001 pounds and greater GVWR) heavy duty trucks
  • Class 4-7 (14,001-33,000 pound GVWR) medium duty trucks
  • Airport ground support equipment (Tier 0, 1, and 2 only)
  • Forklifts
  • Port cargo handling equipment
  • Freight Switchers (must be pre-tier 4 and must operate more than 1000 hours per year)

The maximum award per replacement is 75% of eligible project costs, including the cost for an accompanying charging station.

Grantees will be required to provide a cash match for a percentage of the equipment cost, and the old diesel engine, vehicle, or equipment must be destroyed.

The grant money comes from Minnesota’s share of the national Volkswagen (VW) settlement.

Application Deadline

Applications are due no later than 4:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Grant awardees will need to be registered in SWIFT so please review all information carefully and sign up early!

Free Training

An online training designed to assist applicants will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at 1:00 p.m. Details for this webinar will be posted to the MPCA website here.


Applicants who have any questions regarding this RFP must email questions to [email protected], subject line: “HD Electric Grant 2022 Question”, no later than 4:00 pm CT on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Answers to questions will be posted frequently in the SWIFT Supplier Portal.

The request for proposals (RFP) and information to help applicants submit proposals are on the MPCA grant web page here.