Resources to drive your fleet's zero-emission transformation
Refuse collection trucks are ready for zero emission. The predictable routes and duty cycles of refuse trucks make them prime for electrification. CARB’s 2R Initiative aims to double the number of zero-emission refuse collection truck sales in California in 2023. The zero-emission trucks offer emission benefits and noise reductions to the communities in which they operate, and sales made today help jump start this important segment. With 12 HVIP-eligible refuse truck models from 7 manufacturers currently available, HVIP has supported the purchase of 63 zero-emission refuse trucks since the incentive project’s inception. Help us meet our 2023 goal!
As part of CARB’s Refuse Reimagined initiative, a voucher enhancement of 25% is applied to HVIP eligible refuse vehicles used for solid waste collection starting November 18, 2022. This increased incentive amount is available until Dec. 31, 2023.
- Be HVIP eligible;
- Collect garbage as a front load, rear load, side load, or other form of garbage packer truck; and
- Not be a roll-off or other form of waste transfer vehicle.
110 Refuse Trucks by 2023
California ZEV Population Dashboard
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and other local, state, and federal partners have invested heavily in the deployment of zero-emission trucks and buses to meet California’s health-based air quality standards and greenhouse gas reduction goals.
This dashboard tracks the ongoing progress of putting zero-emission trucks and buses on the road in California. Each data point represents a vehicle owned by a fleet, either a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) or fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). Contextual information such as location, vehicle type, and amount of funding awarded for each vehicle is included.
A key feature of the dashboard is providing information over multiple geographic layers including Air District, County, State Assembly District, State Senate District, and Disadvantaged Community Status. This initial iteration of the dashboard includes deployed medium-duty and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles, such as trucks and buses, and in the future will be expanded to include off-road vehicles, light‑duty vehicles, and vehicles supported by other funding or regulatory programs.
Click on the metrics, categories, or regions you are interested in, or use the filters at the right to explore the results.
The data presented here includes the following funding sources:
As this dashboard was created from many separate datasets, every effort was made to ensure consistency and similarity of information across programs. The location coordinates are generated from the address provided by the funding program – if unavailable, zip code was used to approximate location. Vehicle type was classified consistent with the program that funded the vehicle or by using a combination of Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and vocational use information. For some vehicles, funding information was not available.
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. California is leading the nation in cleaning up the state’s school bus fleet to improve air quality for students and surrounding communities.
Considering investments from CARB and the California Energy Commission, the state has supported about 1,800 zero-emission school buses, and 570 of those are already operating in 200 school districts across California. The Legislature has appropriated another $1.8 billion over the next five years for zero-emission school buses and associated charging infrastructure.
This dashboard shows the zero-emission school buses that have been delivered or are projected to be delivered from various CARB-funded and CARB-implemented school bus funding sources.
Data as of 5/31/2022
Last Updated 10/7/2022
This dashboard is updated on a biannual basis. A copy of the data that was used to populate this dashboard is available for download. The data presented here includes the following school bus funding sources:
The California Energy Commission (CEC) tracks zero-emission 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 the annual SB 1403 State School Bus Incentive Programs Report.
Definition of Terms:
Delivered: zero-emission school bus has been received by the school district.
Projected: Contract for zero-emission school bus has been executed, but delivery is pending.
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
Electric School Bus
The California Electric School Bus Working Group is a series of interactive meetings for California residents interested in and working to accelerate the electrification of California school district bus fleets. Join CALSTART and peers for the working group meetings to learn about electric school bus adoption in California. Participants receive funding opportunity updates, gain insights from industry experts about market trends, and communicate with peers during the working group meetings.
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!