CARB awards $20 million to zero-emission off-road vehicle demonstrations

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded $20 million in grants for demonstrations of zero-emission off-road equipment in the freight, agriculture and waterborne mass transit sectors.

The projects are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of dollars from the state’s Cap-and-Trade program to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

“These grants allow California to demonstrate promising cutting-edge technologies on the cusp of commercialization,” CARB Executive Officer Richard Corey said. “Zero-emission technologies help to reduce harmful emissions around our ports and other communities disproportionately impacted by pollution.”

Projects funded in this round include:

  • Fuel cell-powered top loader with wireless inductive charging at the Port of Los Angeles
  • Three battery-electric top handlers and two zero-emission yard trucks (fuel cell and battery-electric) at the Port of Long Beach
  • Two battery-electric high lift-capacity forklifts at the Port of Stockton
  • Battery-electric switcher locomotive at the Port of Los Angeles
  • Fuel cell passenger ferry in the Bay Area
  • Four battery-electric tractors and one battery-electric Class 6 truck that will act as a mobile recharger in the San Joaquin Valley

All projects will have met required milestones by March 2020.

 

Source: CARB

  • http://www.twitter.com/menorman Marven Norman

    Great work by CARB, keep it up!