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California meets its target for zero-emissions truck sales two years ahead of schedule - October 23, 2023
New report highlights that state’s landmark rules and partnerships with manufacturers are accelerating adoption of zero-emissions options while maintaining market flexibility during the transition
California invests $83 million to help small fleets transition to zero-emissions - August 30, 2023
Funding assistance program targets heavy-duty small fleets to help in transition toward zero-emissions
CARB launches new program to help truck owner-operators transition to zero-emissions vehicles - August 7, 2023
Program is focused on assisting smaller businesses and independent owner-operators
CARB and truck and engine manufacturers announce unprecedented partnership to meet clean air goals - July 6, 2023
The new Clean Truck Partnership agreement offers flexibility to address public health of Californians and the needs of fleet manufacturers that build the technology required for the transition to zero-emissions
California approves groundbreaking regulation that accelerates the deployment of heavy-duty ZEVs to protect public health - April 28, 2023
Advanced Clean Fleets establishes world’s first mandate to end combustion truck sales
Advanced Clean Fleets - High Priority and Federal Fleets Training Webinar
Friday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff invite you to participate in the public online Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) Regulation, High Priority and Federal Fleets Requirements training webinar.
This webinar will be held via Zoom at the following time. Interested parties must register to participate. The webinar will be limited to 1,000 participants. This webinar will be recorded and made available on the ACF website.
Date: December 15, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Zoom Webinar
Recently Developed Factsheets and Tools for the Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation
The Advanced Clean Fleets (ACF) Regulation is the latest development in CARB’s decades‑long history of setting increasingly stringent emission standards for mobile sources that are needed to protect the public health and welfare of Californians. The ACF Regulation requires fleets that are well suited for electrification to transition to zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) through requirements to both phase-in the use of ZEVs for targeted fleets and requirements that manufacturers only manufacture ZEV trucks starting in the 2036 model year. Many new resources have been developed to assist fleets in understanding the requirements of the regulation, including factsheets, videos, and calculators.
EnergIIZE Drayage Public Set-Aside Funding Lane Open
The 2023 Public Charging Funding Lane is now closed, but the 2023 Drayage Public Set-Aside remains open. The Drayage Public Set-Aside has $22.275 million available for incentive funding. Please refer to the Implementation Manual for the Drayage Public Set-Aside for more information. Additional tools and resources will be provided each week leading up to the opening of the funding lanes to help you familiarize yourself with the process before applying.
ISEF Funding Still Available - Flexible Zero-Emission Truck Funding for Small Fleets with 20 Trucks and Fewer
Eligible small fleets can access flexible financing options for zero-emission trucks through the (HVIP) Innovative Small e-Fleet Pilot (ISEF). Eligible fleets include California-based, privately owned trucking companies, independent owner-operators, and non-profits with fewer than 20 trucks and an annual revenue of less than $15 million. Non-profits are not disqualified by revenue. This funding allows small fleets to request enhanced vouchers for standard financing, lease, rental, and truck-as-a-service options, and fueling support. Guidelines to participate in ISEF are now available through Appendix F of HVIP's Fiscal Year 2022-23 Implementation Manual. As of September 28, 2023, the program is still open for voucher requests on the ISEF Purchaser Webpage.
Project administrator CALSTART hosted an informational webinar for small fleets interested in accessing funding for class 2b-8 zero-emission vehicles - View Recording
Drayage Truck Funding from Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Available November 14 to Stack with HVIP
Starting Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the Clean Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) will make $60 million provided by the Ports available for voucher requests for zero-emission Class 8 tractors performing drayage operations at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Voucher enhancements funded by the Ports are $100,000 per truck for fleets size 10 and smaller and $75,000 for fleets larger than 10, additional to the HVIP drayage voucher amount of $150,000 per truck and any other applicable HVIP voucher enhancements listed on www.californiahvip.org/funding. Purchaser qualifications are as defined in the HVIP Implementation Manual. Funding is made available through the Ports’ Clean Truck Funds and administered by CALSTART on a first-come, first-served basis through the existing HVIP voucher request process and online Voucher Processing Center. Voucher requests will follow HVIP requirements, including the eligible trucks and dealers listed at www.californiahvip.org.
Additionally, all existing eligible unredeemed HVIP drayage truck vouchers that meet the Ports’ requirements will receive the same additional funds of $75,000 or $100,000 added to their HVIP voucher. Outreach to individual dealers and purchasers is already underway regarding this increase as additional actions are required to apply Port Clean Truck Funds to existing vouchers.
AB 794 Labor Requirements
In 2021, the California legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law, AB 794 to ensure that CARB incentive money is being awarded only to drayage and short-haul truck fleets who comply with all relevant labor laws, rules, and guidelines for that fleet. Specifically, this legislation focuses on correct labor classification of truck drivers (i.e., whether they are employees versus independent contractors) in order for fleets to qualify for CARB grants, loans, vouchers, or other incentive programs to purchase or lease new, cleaner emission vehicles. Requirements include an initial attestation of compliance with labor and control requirements, and annual attestations of compliance with labor, control, ownership, and maintenance requirements.
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