California ARB opens funding solicitations for Class 7 and 8 trucks

The California Air Resources Board is seeking solicitations for up to $17 million in grants for its On-Road Advanced Technology Demonstrations Projects. Eligible projects will demonstrate pre-commercial Intelligent Transportation Systems and Connected Trucks; Advanced Engines and Powertrains; and Zero-Emission Short and Regional Haul Trucks.

ARB is currently funding a 43-truck demonstration of zero- and near-zero-emission Class 8 drayage trucks. The current funding category requires a focus on fuel cells, to push the development of zero-emission technologies in the heavier truck categories with longer ranges than found in battery-electric trucks.

Eligible trucks are Class 7 and Class 8 heavy-duty on-road trucks that are used to transport cargo to or from California’s ports and intermodal rail yards, and to or from regional warehouses and other logistical operations.

California-based public agencies such as air districts, ports and local government entities, as well as non-profit organizations, may apply. Applications are due by August 16, 2017. CARB will hold an Applicant Teleconference to answer questions regarding this Grant Solicitation on June 15.

 

Source: Green Car Congress