MEDIA ADVISORY: $9 million State grant for 27 zero-emission heavy-duty trucks in Commerce, San Bernardino, Fontana
SAN BERNARDINO - On Friday, the State of California announces a $9.1 million grant awarded to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission battery-electric yard and service trucks in three disadvantaged communities within the cities of San Bernardino, Commerce and Fontana.
- Senator Connie Leyva (invited)
- Josue Castillo on behalf of Assemblywoman Cheryl Brown
- California Air Resources Board (CARB) Member Barbara Riordan
- SANBAG Board President and Victorville City Councilman Ryan McEachron,
- San Bernardino County Supervisor Josie Gonzales
- San Bernardino Mayor R. Carey Davis
- Fontana City Councilman Michael Tahan
- BYD Director of Business Development Andy Swanton
WHAT: CARB will present a check for $9.1 million to SANBAG for 27 zero-emission battery-electric trucks.
WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2016
WHERE: SANBAG East parking lot, 1170 W. Third St., San Bernardino. Entrance to the East parking lot is off Third Street.
VISUALS: Fully electric 16,100-pound (GVWR) truck, giant check, images of other electric trucks.
This State project will accelerate the commercialization of heavy-duty advanced, zero-emission technologies. The electric-powered trucks will operate at two BNSF rail yards and a Daylight Transport freight facility in Fontana, replacing the most commonly used diesel-powered trucks in freight facilities. The funds come from the California Climate Investments program and are designed to reduce greenhouse gases while also reducing petroleum usage and toxic pollution in communities where reductions are needed most. BYD will design the trucks and manufacture them in Lancaster, Calif.