The Oregon Department of Transportation is promoting CETIP, its new Commercial Electric Truck Incentive Program, designed to improve air quality in specific areas of the state, by providing $20,000 vouchers to support the purchase of commercial zero-emission vehicles with a minimum gross vehicle weight of 10,001 pounds.
“The goal with this program is to facilitate the replacement of 200 high-polluting medium-sized urban delivery diesel vehicles within one to two years,” says Art James senior project executive for CETIP in the Oregon DoT’s Office of Innovative Partnerships.
CETIP is funded via CMAQ, the federal Congestion Management and Air Quality program. James calls it “a short-term funding mechanism to reduce the incremental cost between a diesel and zero-emission vehicle.
“In this way,” he says, “the state hopes to promote the transition to zero-emission technology among both public and privately-owned fleets.”
Operators receiving CETIP money grant funds must operate their trucks primarily in the Portland metropolitan area, Rogue Valley, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Lakeview, and Oakridge.
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Source: Oregon DoT Office of Innovative Partnerships