Resources to drive your fleet's zero-emission transformation
Transforming Trucks: Transforming Communities
The U.S. runs on trucks. More than 70% of the goods we use everyday—from the food we eat to the clothes on our backs—are moved from point A to point B (and C and D) on trucks. As demand for trucking continues to grow, so does congestion, noise, and air pollution. Many in the trucking industry understand that this is a real problem but not enough know that clean trucking solutions exist for small businesses and fleets.
Transforming Trucks Transforming Communities (TTTC) is changing that, with:
- Tools for Communities
- Tools for Fleets
CARB-Funded Zero-Emission (ZE) School Buses
Investing in California’s school bus fleet is a collective effort amongst agencies on the local, state, and federal level. This dashboard shows the ZE school buses that have been delivered or are projected to be delivered from various CARB-funded and CARB-implemented Federal school bus funding sources including:
- Rural School Bus Pilot Project
- CA VW Mitigation Trust
- Community Air Protection Incentives
- Carl Moyer Program
- Sacramento Regional ZE School Bus Deployment Project
- US EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) State Allocation
This dashboard is updated on a biannual basis. A copy of the data that was used to populate this dashboard is available for download. This “data download” includes school district, gross vehicle weight rating, county, and air district. The California Energy Commission (CEC) tracks ZE school bus deployments from the CEC School Bus Replacement Program on the CEC School Bus Delivery Tracker.
For more information on state school bus incentives and the projected need for funding, please read our annual SB 1403 State School Bus Incentive Programs Report, Appendix E of the Low Carbon Transportation Funding Plan.
Data as of 4/27/2022
Last Updated 5/31/2022
Definition of Terms:
Delivered: ZE school bus has been received by the school district.
Projected: Contract for ZE school bus has been executed, but delivery is pending.
GVWR: Gross Vehicle Weight Rating means the weight specified by the manufacturer as the loaded weight of a single vehicle (California Vehicle Code Section 350)
Electric School Bus
Peer-to-peer interactions with other school districts to discuss and solve problems with electric school bus deployments. The working group is an on-going meeting that will bring up-to-date information to school districts with guest presentations by industry experts on topics relevant to the group.
CARB Funding Plans
CARB hosts public engagement opportunities throughout the year for development of the annual Funding Plan for Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program, which includes HVIP. The Plan outlines policies for Low Carbon Transportation funds allocated to CARB in the State budget and establishes CARB’s priorities for the funding cycle.
The Los Angeles Electric Vehicle Working Group (LAEVWG) is a platform for education, support and peer-to-peer feedback regarding the planning, procurement, and deployment of electric transit buses in the LA area.
Why Infrastructure Must Come First
Infrastructure readiness remains the biggest barrier to advanced vehicle deployment. EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles (Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero-Emission) is the nation’s first commercial vehicle fleet infrastructure incentive project. Funded by the California Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program, EnergIIZE provides incentives for infrastructure equipment for battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The project provides a user-friendly and streamlined process through targeted incentives across four different funding lanes. Get started today at EnergIIZE.org.
Looking for an infrastructure tool that takes a user through the infrastructure development process, recommends the appropriate equipment, and provides cost and time estimates? Check out the Infrastructure Insite Tool today!
Several utilities provide incentives to fleets in their service territory. If you don’t know who your utility provider is, check out https://cecgis-caenergy.opendata.arcgis.com/apps/california-electric-infrastructure-app/explore, select the “Layer List” icon (second from left), check the Electric Load Servicing Entities boxes (clear all others), then type the vehicle domicile address in the search bar. Information will pop up including the name of the utility that services this property.
Policies and Resources
The Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) standard requires manufacturers to sell an increasing fraction of zero-emission trucks. It previously required large entities and fleets to report information about their vehicles.
The Truck Loan Assistance Program helps small-businesses secure financing to upgrade their fleets with newer trucks and comply with California’s Truck and Bus Regulation.
CARB's Truck Stop
CARB’s Truck Stop provides information about truck and trailer requirements, compliant fleets, and financial assistance for truck drivers and fleets.
The Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) standard requires all public transit agencies to transition to a 100 percent zero-emission bus fleet and encourages agencies to provide innovative first- and last-mile connectivity to improve mobility for transit riders.
The Clean Transit Innovation Network (CTIN) is a centralized help center for United States transit agencies and representatives seeking a step-by-step pathway to creating cleaner bus fleets.
Trucks and Buses
CARB is developing standards for medium- and heavy-duty fleets to transition to zero-emission vehicles (Advanced Clean Fleets or ACF) with the goal of achieving a zero-emission truck and bus fleet in California by 2045 everywhere feasible and significantly earlier for certain market segments.
Drive to Zero Tools
CALSTART’s Drive to Zero aims to enable and accelerate the growth of global zero-emission commercial vehicles with the vision that zero-emission technology will be commercially viable by 2025 and dominant by 2040. Drive to Zero provides a Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) and Polices and Actions Tool Kit.
CARB’s Project 800 initiative gathers drayage truck sales data from public incentive projects, as well as through direct outreach to manufacturers about their orders. Sales made today help jump-start this important segment in support of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order (N-79-20). In 2021, over 600 class 8 drayage trucks were ordered, serving California ports and freight facilities. These represent a first cut in a transformational period for clean truck technologies, with $75 million more in dedicated vehicle incentives and over $80 million in infrastructure incentives coming available as early as mid-2022. The count continues!
Funding programs include:
- Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust for California
- Low Carbon Transportation Demos and Pilots
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Targeted Air Shed Grant Program
- Prop 1B Goods Movement Emissions Reduction Program
- Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee
- We’re also counting numbers directly from manufacturers!