Statewide Project for Cleaner Trucks at Ports & Railyards
The California Air Resources Board has awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District for electric-powered port trucks, doing so at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach this past Wednesday.
The funding will cover a statewide demonstration project to clean up dirty trucks servicing ports and railyards along California’s busy freight corridors.
“We’re here today to launch the largest scale demonstration project of zero-emission Class 8 trucks in modern history,” said CARB vice chair Sandy Berg.
SCAQMD will oversee the project to deploy 43 zero-emission battery electric and plug-in hybrid drayage trucks serving the busiest hubs in five California air districts, she said: the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, San Diego, the San Joaquin Valley and the Port of Los Angeles.
According to a project summary, battery electric trucks will be developed by BYD (which unveiled a new line of all-battery trucks at ACT Expo) and a team consisting of Peterbilt and TransPower . A team including Peterbilt and Kenworth, partnered with BAE Systems, will deploy an electric truck with a natural gas-powered range-extender.
Volvo is to deploy a plug-in hybrid electric diesel truck under its Mack brand.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.