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.