ACT Expo 2016
California: $23.6 Million for e-Trucks
Statewide Project for Cleaner Trucks at Ports & Railyards
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
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.