The California Air Resources Board will conduct a public hearing in February to consider a proposed Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation.
The regulation would require airport shuttles serving California’s 13 largest airports to transition to 100% zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) by 2035. It would apply to public and private fleets, including operators of parking facilities, rental car agencies and hotels.
Currently, almost 1,000 public and private airport shuttles operate at the 13 largest airports. The majority use gasoline or CNG. CARB expects the proposed regulation to reduce CO2 emissions by 500,000 metric tons between 2020 and 2040.
CARB says the regulation will not only increase the use of ZEVs in the medium- and heavy-duty on-road sectors, but also provide a bridge to ZEV adoption in other sectors.