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CARB $23.6 Million for Port e-Trucks

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Electric Drive, money awarded, ports by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.

Flanked by government and industry representatives, Sandy Berg, vice chair of the California Air Resources Board, awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach on Wednesday.

Flanked by government and industry representatives, Sandy Berg, vice chair of the California Air Resources Board, awarded $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach on 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.

CARB vice chair Sandy Berg at ACT Expo

CARB vice chair Sandy Berg at ACT Expo

43 e-Trucks

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.

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