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California: $23.6 Million for e-Trucks

May 4, 2016 by ShowTimes in ACT Expo 2016 with 0 Comments

Statewide Project for Cleaner Trucks at Ports & Railyards

d2p1_20160503A_04747 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 here yesterday.

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,” Berg said, adding that 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: 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 (Booth 1731) and a team consisting of Peterbilt and TransPower (1845). A team including Peterbilt and Kenworth (1445), partnered with BAE Systems,

will deploy an electric truck with a natural gas-powered range-extender. Volvo will deploy a plug-in hybrid electric diesel truck under its Mack brand.

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