Heavy-Duty Vehicle and Off-Road Equipment Project Investments

Throughout California, innovative clean vehicles and equipment are in commercial operation. The California HVIP and Cap-and-Trade program are helping power a transformation of the on-road and off-road fleet to cleaner technology options with thousands of commercial vehicle deployments and various emerging technology demonstrations that advance commercial viability through pilot projects. Below are highlights from various vehicle categories.

Statewide program provides vouchers of up to $110,000 for California purchasers of zero-emission trucks and buses, and up to $30,000 for eligible hybrid trucks and buses. The program helps offset the higher costs of clean vehicles and additional incentives are available for providing disadvantaged community benefits. As of January 1, 2018:
  • 3,101 HVIP voucher have been disbursed for a total of over $88 million.
  • 2,365 were requested in disadvantaged communities for over $67 million.
  • New Low NOx Engine incentives started June 1, 2016.
  • $1.7million is available now with no renewable fuel requirement.
  • $23 million available by spring 2017 with a 100% renewable fuel requirement.
Battery and fuel cell buses better serve communities’ transit needs, substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate criteria pollutants, and provide economic benefits.

San Joaquin Valley Transit Electrification Project - $13.4 million
Project includes fifteen (15) Proterra battery electric buses, eleven (11) depot charging stations including four (4) fast chargers along bus routes. The made-in-California buses will be operated by transit agencies in Fresno, Stockton, Modesto, and Visalia. The first two (2) buses are expected in early 2017.

City of Porterville Transit Electrification Project - $9.5 million
Project includes the purchase and operation of ten (10) GreenPower, 40-foot zero-emission all electric transit buses with depot charging. Buses will be deployed on all fixed routes based from the Porterville Transit Center. The first bus is expected in Fall 2017.

SunLine Transit Agency Fuel Cell Bus Deployment - $12.6 million
Project includes five (5) New Flyer fuel cell buses with Hydrogenics fuel cells and upgrades to the agencies hydrogen refueling station with onsite renewable generation. The buses will be operated on two routes daily from Indio to Mecca/Oasis. The first bus is expected in early 2018.

Center for Transportation and the Environment Fuel Cell Bus Project - $22.3 million
Project proposes to build twenty (20) fuel cell electric buses to operate in Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (25 routes) in the Bay Area and the Orange County Transportation Authority (5 routes) in Southern California. The first bus is expected in Spring 2018.
Sacramento Regional Zero-Emission School Bus Deployment Project - $7.6 million
Project includes twenty-nine (29) state-of-the-art zero-emission school buses with 29 charging ports. The project will serve as a large-scale success story that battery electric buses best serve school’s transportation needs, substantially reduce GHG emissions, and eliminate toxic emission exposures to children.

Rural School Bus Pilot Project - $10 million
Statewide program to replace older school buses with new cleaner technology options. Funding is also available for charging and/or fueling equipment. The program is designed to give preference to school districts in small and medium sized air districts. The application process is expected to begin in February 2017.

  • The project will fund about 30 to 60 new school buses, and is expected to reduce carbon dioxide by 10,000 metric tons.
Green On-Road Linen Delivery Project - $7.1 million
Project includes twenty (20) zero-emission all-electric walk-in-van delivery vehicles to be used in linen deliveries. AmeriPride’s locations in Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton and Merced allow them as a business to demonstrate the technology in disadvantaged communities. This will also allow them to evaluate the technology for use in their other locations throughout North America.

  • AmeriPride provides linen, uniforms, floor mats, restroom and cleaning products to nearly 150,000 customers every week.
  • The residents of San Joaquin Valley will benefit from a reduction in carbon emissions and criteria pollutants.

Los Angeles County Repowering Electric Delivery - $3.8 million
Project includes twenty-one (21) BYD repowered UPS delivery trucks with battery electric technology at four depots located in Southern California (Los Angeles, Anaheim, Baldwin Park and Visalia).

  • The technology is expected to reduce carbon dioxide by 341 metric tons per year and criteria pollutants by nearly a half ton per year.

Goodwill Industries Electric Delivery Vehicle Project - $2.7 million
Project includes eleven (11) BYD zero-emission battery electric trucks within the Goodwill collection donation areas in the Bay Area.

  • Goodwill Industries serves disadvantaged communities in the San Francisco Bay Area by increasing job readiness and career opportunities through workforce development programs.
  • The project will build a national model for electrifying Goodwill Industries' fleet of trucks.

USPS Zero-Emission Delivery Truck Pilot Commercial Deployment Project - $4.5 million
Effort to deploy fifteen (15) zero-emission battery electric USPS “step vans” and associated charging infrastructure across two USPS hubs in Stockton and Fresno.

  • The project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide by 247.9 metric per year.
  • The project will also provide economic, environmental, and public health co-benefits to disadvantaged communities, while demonstrating the practicality and economic viability of the widespread adoption of a variety of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicle technologies.
Battery Electric Drayage Truck Demonstration - $23.6 million
A statewide demonstration of forty-three (43) zero-emission battery electric and plug-in hybrid drayage trucks serving major California ports, including the Ports of Los Angeles and Oakland. The class 8 trucks and charging infrastructure will be used in five air districts (South Coast, Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, Sacramento, and San Diego) providing emission reduction benefits in key areas of California. The first truck is expected to start operating in the beginning of 2017.

  • This is the first large-scale demonstration of zero-emission Class 8 trucks that involves major manufacturers, including BYD, Kenworth, Peterbilt and Volvo.
  • Freight transport in California is a major economic engine for the state but also accounts for about half of toxic diesel particulate matter (PM 2.5), 45 percent of the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) that form ozone and fine particulate matter in the atmosphere, and 6 percent of all GHG emissions in California.
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority MSF Demonstration Project - $9.1 million
In San Bernardino, Commerce, and Fontana, twenty-seven (27) BYD zero-emission battery electric yard trucks and service trucks will replace diesel powered trucks at freight facilities. The trucks will operate at two BNSF rail yards and a Daylight Transport truck freight facility. This project will accelerate the commercialization of heavy-duty advanced, zero-emission technologies. The first truck is expected to start operating in early 2017.

  • The zero-emission trucks are expected to reduce carbon dioxide by 3,500 tons, nitrogen oxide by 3,250 pounds, and diesel soot (PM10) by 170.
  • The truck electrification will help provide a model that could be scaled to any facility.
Port of LA Multi-Source Facility Demonstration Project - $14.5 million
The Los Angeles Harbor Department (Port of LA) will operate multiple near zero- or zero-emission technologies to move goods from ships through the Green Omni Terminal.

  • The electrified cargo handling equipment includes four (4) yard tractors, two 21-ton forklifts, and a top handler, and two on-road drayage trucks.
  • An at-berth vessel emissions control system will be integrated into the project to address the largest source of GHG and priority pollutant emissions at the terminal.
  • A 1-megawatt rooftop solar photovoltaic array will be added to the terminal to supplement current power usage and to help meet 100% of electricity demands for terminal operations.
  • Each year, the project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide by 2,269 tons, diesel soot (PM10) by 0.53 tons, and nitrogen oxide by 17.21 tons.
  • This project will help initiate change in the port complex and provide cost-effective and scalable solutions for thousands of other marine terminals and distribution facilities.

Zero-Emission Freight Equipment Pilot Commercial Deployment Project - $5 million
This project type will provide incentives for larger deployments of zero-emission off-road freight technologies, including eligible forklifts, cargo handling equipment, railcar movers, airport ground support equipment, and transport refrigeration units. When implemented, the project is expected to reduce 49,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide.