the road to Heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles.






Zero-Emission Goals
To meet California's health-based air quality standards and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, the trucks and buses operated in the state and the fuel they use must be transformed away from petroleum. California is working to meet the Governor’s goal of one hundred percent zero-emission transportation where feasible by 2045.


100% ZEV sales by 2035. Full transition to ZEV short-haul/drayage trucks by 2035. Full transition to ZEV buses & heavy-duty long-haul by 2045 where feasible. Full transition to ZE off-road equipment by 2035 where feasible.

ZEV 101



Get Up to Speed
New technology means new terminology and new ways of operating for many vehicle owners. Get started by learning about medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles on our Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle 101 page, where you will find resources available to help you learn the lingo, understand zero-emission fueling, and plan for infrastructure. Learn more ►






two people shaking hands





Incentives
Financial incentives are critical for supporting the advancement and wide-scale deployment of zero-emission technologies while simultaneously providing immediate emission reductions to help meet our air quality and climate goals.








Monetary incentives from federal, state, and local sources have a history of demonstrating the feasibility of zero-emission technologies. Funding also helps to increase adoption of the newest technologies before they are required. Regulations also create strong incentives for businesses to develop or adopt zero-emission technologies when they can be used for compliance or have monetary value. The following programs are examples of traditional incentive programs that provide funding for zero-emission technologies.



Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool ►

  • Tool to assist stakeholders search and filter for medium- and-heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure programs

  • Filter results by ZIP code and other criteria






Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool




Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP) ►

  • Point-of-sale discounts to power California communities and drive commercial technology transformation

  • Works directly with dealers to apply the incentive at time of purchase

  • New Innovative Small e-Fleets pilot program to set aside $25 million to small fleets





HVIP logo




Low Carbon Fuel Standard ►

  • Program established to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuel used in California

  • Participants generate credits through fuel pathways, projects, and capacity‐based crediting






HVIP logo




EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles ►

  • Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero- Emission Commercial Vehicles

  • Nation's first commercial vehicle fleet infrastructure incentive project

  • Provides a user-friendly and streamlined process for participation by breaking down infrastructure deployment barriers through targeted incentives and specialized assistance





HVIP logo




Truck Loan Assistance Program ►

  • Financing program for small-business fleet owners affected by CARB's In-Use Truck and Bus Regulation

  • Also referred to as the CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program

  • Helps small business truck owners that fall below conventional lending criteria and are unable to qualify for traditional financing for cleaner trucks





Capital Access Program logo




Carl Moyer Program ►

  • Incentivizes replacing existing vehicles and equipment with clean technologies

  • Local air districts administer Carl Moyer Program grants and select projects to fund





Carl Moyer Program logo




Low Carbon Transportation Investments Program ►

  • Funding for new on-road technologies through zero-emission demonstration projects

  • Provides necessary support to achieve commercialization

  • Supports the Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP)





California Climate Investments logo




Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust ►

  • Funding primarily for "scrap and replace" projects for the heavy-duty sector, including freight trucks, transit, shuttle, school buses and other freight vehicles and equipment






Volkswagon Mitigation Trust logo




Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) ►

  • Funding opportunities for fleet owners with 10 or fewer vehicles to replace their older on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles






Voucher Incentive Program logo





Community Air Protection Incentives for On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles ►

  • Funding budgeted by the California Legislature to incentivize turnover and improve air quality in communities of concern

  • Directed by local air districts






California Climate Investments logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • State funding enables demonstrations of the latest on-road clean transportation technology

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU


















Regulations
When developing new or amending existing regulations, CARB’s goal is to obtain emission reductions to meet federal air quality standards, minimize negative health effects in the State’s most impacted and disadvantaged communities, and to lessen climate impacts.
volvo electric truck.





CARB collaborates closely with stakeholders to ensure regulations are technologically feasible and cost-effective. These regulations can require manufacturers to develop and commercialize zero-emission technologies as well as increase or accelerate user adoption of those technologies. CARB also sets certification standards through new engine and vehicle emission control regulations. The development of zero-emission certification standards are critical for the widespread deployment of zero-emission technologies through regulations and incentive programs. Below are some of the regulations that CARB currently has in place or under development to accelerate the deployment and adoption of zero-emission technologies in on-road applications:


Innovative Clean Transit Regulation ►

  • Transitions transit buses to zero-emission and demonstrates the results as the beachhead technologies for the entire heavy-duty vehicle sector

  • By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2029, 100% of transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2040, all public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet




All public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.  By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses. By 2029, 100% of large and small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses.




Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation ►

  • Transition airport ground transportation to zero-emission

  • By end of 2027, airport shuttle fleets must have 33% of shuttles be zero-emission

  • By end of 2035, 100% of shuttles must be zero-emission




 By end of 2027, an airport shuttle fleet must have 33% of its shuttles be zero-emission. By end of 2031, 66%  of its shuttles must be zero-emission. By end of 2035, 100% of its shuttles must be zero-emission




Zero-Emission Powertrain Certification Regulation ►

  • Sets a zero-emission powertrain standard and certification process that will help reduce variability in the quality and increase reliability of heavy-duty electric and fuel cell vehicles

  • Ensures vehicle and powertrain information are effectively and consistently communicated to purchasers


  • Accelerate progress towards greater vehicle reparability

  • Certification process required by Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation starting in model year 2024




The Zero-Emission Powertrain certification process will be required by the Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation starting in model year 2024.




Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation ►

  • Accelerate large-scale transition of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles from Class 2b to Class 8

  • Requires manufacturers who certify Class 2b-8 chassis or complete vehicles with combustion engines to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual California sales

  • By 2035, zero-emission truck/chassis sales must be 55% of class 2b to class 3 truck sales, 75% of class 4 to class 8 straight truck sales, and 40% of truck tractor sales









Proposed Zero-Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Regulation ►

  • Proposed regulation with the goal of transitioning truck TRUs to zero-emission

  • Imposes stricter diesel PM emission standards for newly manufactured TRUs

  • Requires use of lower global warming potential refrigerants




Refridgeration truck




Proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation ►

  • Goal is to accelerate the market for zero-emission trucks, vans, and buses by requiring fleets that are well suited for electrification, to transition to ZEVs where feasible

  • Would apply to fleets performing drayage operations, those owned by State, local and, federal government agencies, and high priority fleets

  • High priority fleets are entities with $50 million or more in gross annual revenue and that own, operate, or control at least one vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds, or are entities that own, operate, or control a total of 50 or more vehicles with a GVWR greater than 8,500 pounds

  • Still being developed and is subject to change with public input and/or Board direction




















two birds flying. Image by Jon Kline from Pixabay





Infrastructure
As the need for ZEVs increases, so does the need to support them. Find out how California infrastructure is adapting to meet the demand.






As California makes moves to secure a cleaner future through the adoption of zero-emission vehicle technology, it must also support and educate stakeholders who need to plan for zero-emission vehicle fleet infrastructure. Fleets will need to consider their fueling options early on in their transition to zero-emission vehicles. Several tools are available to assist with this needed planning.


Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Topics ►

  • CARB has put together this page of web links intended to assist with finding funding, resources, and background. Please visit frequently, as more resources become available this page will continue to grow.




Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicles




EnergIIZE Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) ►

  • The Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) seeks to provide tools and resources to assist with zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure deployment needs. Explore tools to help with infrastructure planning, funding resources and evaluating the total cost of ownership of you vehicle fleet.





Energiize Logo




Southern California Edison ►

  • Southern California Edison is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Southern California

  • The Charge Ready Transport Program gives businesses the opportunity to install infrastructure needed to support a fleet of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.




SoCal Edison Logo




San Diego Gas & Electric Company ►

  • SDG&E are a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in San Diego County

  • SDG&E's Power Your Drive for Fleets program connects fleets with planning resources, fleet-friendly charging rates, and financial incentives to easily and cost-effectively design and install the charging infrastructure needed to power medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets




SDG&E Logo




Sacramento Municipal Utility District ►

  • SMUD is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Sacramento County

  • SMUD's Commercial EV program connects fleets with financial incentive opportunities and electric vehicle charging installations for commercial fleets with trucks or semi-tractors




SMUD Logo




California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project

  • The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) addresses regional needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout California, while supporting state goals to improve air quality, combat climate change and reduce petroleum use.

CalEVIP logo




California Energy Commission Funding Resources ►

  • Guides, forms, templates, and other resources for individuals applying for funding opportunities that the California Energy Commission offers.

California Energy Commission Logo




Carl Moyer Program: Infrastructure ►

  • The Carl Moyer Program may provide funding towards the installation of infrastructure for projects that enable the deployment of alternative, advanced, and cleaner technologies.

California Air Resources Board Logo, click to see Carl Moyer infrastructure page

















Zero-Emission Market
The zero-emission truck market is growing rapidly with more manufacturers coming forward with zero-emission plans all the time.
BYD electric truck.





There are more than 70 different models of zero-emission vans, trucks and buses that already are commercially available from several manufacturers. Most trucks and vans operate less than 100 miles per day and several zero-emission configurations are available to serve that need. As technology advances, zero-emission trucks will become suitable for more applications. Most major truck manufacturers have announced plans to introduce market ready zero-emission trucks in the near future. There are several resources available to review the zero-emission technology that is on the market today and that will be rolled out in coming years:



HVIP Vehicle Catalog ►

  • The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project’s (HVIP) Vehicle Catalog

  • Discover zero-emission vehicles based on their use and potential for for HVIP incentive funding

  • 144 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




HVIP catalog example




CALSTART's Zero-Emission Technology Inventory Tool ►

  • Part of CALSTART's Drive to ZERO Program

  • Tracks worldwide commercially available offerings of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • Includes brands available by region for purchase today and timelines for future rollouts




Drive to Zero Logo




SDG&E EV Availability Guide ►

  • Published in 2021 by San Diego Gas and Electric

  • Summary of currently available battery-electric vehicles for medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets





SDGE Logo




U.S. DOE Alternative Fuel Vehicle Database ►

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center’s online heavy-duty vehicle database

  • Browse the available battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles by type and use, manufacturer, or power-train capabilities

  • 97 Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




DOE logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • The newest vehicles on the market are being demonstrated in the field throughout California

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU















two birds flying. Image by Jon Kline from Pixabay





Partners
CARB works with our industry, government and community partners to help facilitate the transition to zero-emission technology through demonstrations, education, performance evaluation, and policy work.






California Energy Commission ►

  • The state's primary energy policy and planning agency

  • Supports strategic regional planning to support adoption of zero-emission vehicles

  • Invests in the charging infrastructure and technologies that are helping to drive the transition to clean, zero-emission electric vehicles throughout the state

  • Provide funding for workforce training and development projects that will support zero-emission transportation




California Energy Commission Logo




GO-Biz ►

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts

  • Offers consultation for incentives, site selection, compliance, and investment assistance

  • Cultivates opportunities to accelerate zero-emission vehicle market growth




GO-Biz Logo




CALSTART ►

  • National nonprofit working to build a high-tech clean-transportation industry

  • Collaborates with companies and agencies to create jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports, and curb climate change




CALSTART Logo




California Air Districts ►

  • California's 35 local Air Districts are responsible for regional air quality planning, monitoring, and stationary source and facility permitting

  • The districts administer air quality improvement grant programs and are CARB's primary partners in efforts to ensure that all Californians breathe clean air




California Map showing air districts icon




Multi-State ZEV Task Force ►

  • 19 jurisdictions have signed a memorandum of understanding committed to fostering a self-sustaining market for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • The task force acts as a forum for state coordination, collaboration, and information sharing on market enabling actions, research, and technology developments

  • Signatories include California, Colorado, Connecticut, The District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, Nevada, and Quebec




Nescaum icon




Six States Adopt Advanced Clean Truck Regulation ►

  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington have followed California’s lead in adopting the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation

  • Six states along with California will require manufacturers to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual sales




Kenwworth Zero-Emission Truck






The road to heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles.






Zero-Emission Goals
To meet California's health-based air quality standards and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, the trucks and buses operated in the state and the fuel they use must be transformed away from petroleum. California is working to meet the Governor’s goal of one hundred percent zero-emission transportation where feasible by 2045.

100% ZEV sales by 2035. Full transition to ZEV short-haul/drayage trucks by 2035. Full transition to ZEV buses & heavy-duty long-haul by 2045 where feasible. Full transition to ZE off-road equipment by 2035 where feasible.



ZEV 101



Get Up to Speed
New technology means new terminology and new ways of operating for many vehicle owners. Get started by learning about medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles on our Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle 101 page, where you will find resources available to help you learn the lingo, understand zero-emission fueling, and plan for infrastructure. Learn more ►





two people shaking hands




Incentives
Financial incentives are critical for supporting the advancement and wide-scale deployment of zero-emission technologies while simultaneously providing immediate emission reductions to help meet our air quality and climate goals.






Monetary incentives from federal, state, and local sources have a history of demonstrating the feasibility of zero-emission technologies. Funding also helps to increase adoption of the newest technologies before they are required. Regulations also create strong incentives for businesses to develop or adopt zero-emission technologies when they can be used for compliance or have monetary value. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is an example of this. The following programs are examples of traditional incentive programs that provide funding for zero-emission technologies.



Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool ►

  • Tool to assist stakeholders search and filter for medium- and-heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure programs

  • Filter results by ZIP code and other criteria






Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool




Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP) ►

  • Point-of-sale discounts to power California communities and drive commercial technology transformation

  • Works directly with dealers to apply the incentive at time of purchase

  • New Innovative Small e-Fleets pilot program to set aside $25 million to small fleets





HVIP logo




Low Carbon Fuel Standard ►

  • Program established to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuel used in California

  • Participants generate credits through fuel pathways, projects, and capacity‐based crediting






HVIP logo




EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles ►

  • Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero- Emission Commercial Vehicles

  • Nation's first commercial vehicle fleet infrastructure incentive project

  • Provides a user-friendly and streamlined process for participation by breaking down infrastructure deployment barriers through targeted incentives and specialized assistance





HVIP logo




Truck Loan Assistance Program ►

  • Financing program for small-business fleet owners affected by CARB's In-Use Truck and Bus Regulation

  • Also referred to as the CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program

  • Helps small business truck owners that fall below conventional lending criteria and are unable to qualify for traditional financing for cleaner trucks





Capital Access Program logo




Carl Moyer Program ►

  • Incentivizes replacing existing vehicles and equipment with clean technologies

  • Local air districts administer Carl Moyer Program grants and select projects to fund





Carl Moyer Program logo




Low Carbon Transportation Investments Program ►

  • Funding for new on-road technologies through zero-emission demonstration projects

  • Provides necessary support to achieve commercialization

  • Supports the Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP)





California Climate Investments logo




Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust ►

  • Funding primarily for "scrap and replace" projects for the heavy-duty sector, including freight trucks, transit, shuttle, school buses and other freight vehicles and equipment






Volkswagon Mitigation Trust logo




Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) ►

  • Funding opportunities for fleet owners with 10 or fewer vehicles to replace their older on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles






Voucher Incentive Program logo





Community Air Protection Incentives for On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles ►

  • Funding budgeted by the California Legislature to incentivize turnover and improve air quality in communities of concern

  • Directed by local air districts






California Climate Investments logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • State funding enables demonstrations of the latest on-road clean transportation technology

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU
















Regulations
When developing new or amending existing regulations, CARB’s goal is to obtain emission reductions to meet federal air quality standards, minimize negative health effects in the State’s most impacted and disadvantaged communities, and to lessen climate impacts.
volvo electric truck.





CARB collaborates closely with stakeholders to ensure regulations are technologically feasible and cost-effective. These regulations can require manufacturers to develop and commercialize zero-emission technologies as well as increase or accelerate user adoption of those technologies. CARB also sets certification standards through new engine and vehicle emission control regulations, and the development of zero-emission certification standards are critical for the widespread deployment of zero-emission technologies through regulations and incentive programs. Below are some of the regulations that CARB currently has in place or under development to accelerate the deployment and adoption of zero-emission technologies in on-road applications:


Innovative Clean Transit Regulation ►

  • Transitions transit buses to zero-emission and demonstrates the results as the beachhead technologies for the entire heavy-duty vehicle sector

  • By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2029, 100% of transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2040, all public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet




All public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.  By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses. By 2029, 100% of large and small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses.




Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation ►

  • Transition airport ground transportation to zero-emission

  • By end of 2027, airport shuttle fleets must have 33% of shuttles be zero-emission

  • By end of 2035, 100% of shuttles must be zero-emission




 By end of 2027, an airport shuttle fleet must have 33% of its shuttles be zero-emission. By end of 2031, 66%  of its shuttles must be zero-emission. By end of 2035, 100% of its shuttles must be zero-emission




Zero-Emission Powertrain Certification Regulation ►

  • Sets a zero-emission powertrain standard and certification process that will help reduce variability in the quality and reliability of heavy-duty electric and fuel cell vehicles

  • Ensures vehicle and powertrain information are effectively and consistently communicated to purchasers


  • Accelerate progress towards greater vehicle reparability

  • Certification process required by Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation starting in model year 2024




The Zero-Emission Powertrain certification process will be required by the Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation starting in model year 2024.




Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation ►

  • Accelerate large-scale transition of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles from Class 2b to Class 8

  • Requires manufacturers who certify Class 2b-8 chassis or complete vehicles with combustion engines to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual California sales

  • By 2035, zero-emission truck/chassis sales must be 55% of class 2b to class 3 truck sales, 75% of class 4 to class 8 straight truck sales, and 40% of truck tractor sales









Proposed Zero-Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Regulation ►

  • Proposed regulation with the goal of transitioning truck TRUs to zero-emission

  • Imposes stricter diesel PM emission standards for newly manufactured TRUs

  • Requires use of lower global warming potential refrigerants




Refridgeration truck




Proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation ►

  • Goal is to accelerate the market for zero-emission trucks, vans, and buses by requiring fleets that are well suited for electrification, to transition to ZEVs where feasible

  • Would apply to fleets performing drayage operations, those owned by State, local and, federal government agencies, and high priority fleets

  • High priority fleets are entities with $50 million or more in gross annual revenue and that own, operate, or control at least one vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds, or are entities that own, operate, or control a total of 50 or more vehicles with a GVWR greater than 8,500 pounds

  • Still being developed and is subject to change with public input and/or Board direction
















EV and Hydrogen Charger highway sign




Infrastructure
As the need for ZEVs increases, so does the need to support them. Find out how California infrastructure is adapting to meet the demand.






As California makes moves to secure a cleaner future through the adoption of zero-emission vehicle technology, it must also support and educate stakeholders who need to plan for zero-emission vehicle fleet infrastructure. Fleets will need to consider their fueling options early on in their transition to zero-emission vehicles. Several tools are available to assist with this needed planning.


Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Topics ►

  • CARB has put together this page of web links intended to assist with finding funding, resources, and background. Please visit frequently, as more resources become available this page will continue to grow.

Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicles




EnergIIZE Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) ►

  • The Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) seeks to provide tools and resources to assist with zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure deployment needs. Explore tools to help with infrastructure planning, funding resources and evaluating the total cost of ownership of you vehicle fleet.





Energiize Logo




Southern California Edison ►

  • Southern California Edison is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Southern California

  • The Charge Ready Transport Program gives businesses the opportunity to install infrastructure needed to support a fleet of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.




SoCal Edison Logo




San Diego Gas & Electric Company ►

  • SDG&E are a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in San Diego County

  • SDG&E's Power Your Drive for Fleets program connects fleets with planning resources, fleet-friendly charging rates, and financial incentives to easily and cost-effectively design and install the charging infrastructure needed to power medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets




SDG&E Logo




Sacramento Municipal Utility District ►

  • SMUD is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Sacramento County

  • SMUD's Commercial EV program connects fleets with financial incentive opportunities and electric vehicle charging installations for commercial fleets with trucks or semi-tractors




SMUD Logo




California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project

  • The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) addresses regional needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout California, while supporting state goals to improve air quality, combat climate change and reduce petroleum use.

CalEVIP logo




California Energy Commission Funding Resources ►

  • Guides, forms, templates, and other resources for individuals applying for funding opportunities that the California Energy Commission offers.

California Energy Commission Logo




Carl Moyer Program: Infrastructure ►

  • The Carl Moyer Program may provide funding towards the installation of infrastructure for projects that enable the deployment of alternative, advanced, and cleaner technologies.

California Air Resources Board Logo, click to see Carl Moyer infrastructure page
















Zero-Emission Market
The zero-emission truck market is growing rapidly with more manufacturers coming forward with zero-emission plans all the time.
BYD electric truck.





There are more than 70 different models of zero-emission vans, trucks and buses that already are commercially available from several manufacturers. Most trucks and vans operate less than 100 miles per day and several zero-emission configurations are available to serve that need. As technology advances, zero-emission trucks will become suitable for more applications. Most major truck manufacturers have announced plans to introduce market ready zero-emission trucks in the near future. There are several resources available to review the zero-emission technology that is on the market today and that will be rolled out in coming years:



HVIP Vehicle Catalog ►

  • The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project’s (HVIP) Vehicle Catalog

  • Discover zero-emission vehicles based on their use and potential for for HVIP incentive funding

  • 144 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




HVIP catalog example




CALSTART's Zero-Emission Technology Inventory Tool ►

  • Part of CALSTART's Drive to ZERO Program

  • Tracks worldwide commercially available offerings of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • Includes brands available by region for purchase today and timelines for future rollouts




Drive to Zero Logo




SDG&E EV Availability Guide ►

  • Published in 2021 by San Diego Gas and Electric

  • Summary of currently available battery-electric vehicles for medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets





SDGE Logo




U.S. DOE Alternative Fuel Vehicle Database ►

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center’s online heavy-duty vehicle database

  • Browse the available battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles by type and use, manufacturer, or power-train capabilities

  • 97 Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




DOE logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • The newest vehicles on the market are being demonstrated in the field throughout California

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU















two birds flying. Image by Jon Kline from Pixabay




Partners
CARB works with our industry, government and community partners to help facilitate the transition to zero-emission technology through demonstrations, education, performance evaluation, and policy work.





California Energy Commission ►

  • The state's primary energy policy and planning agency

  • Supports strategic regional planning to support adoption of zero-emission vehicles

  • Invests in the charging infrastructure and technologies that are helping to drive the transition to clean, zero-emission electric vehicles throughout the state


  • Provide funding for workforce training and development projects that will support zero-emission transportation




California Energy Commission Logo




GO-Biz ►

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts

  • Offers consultation for incentives, site selection, compliance, and investment assistance

  • Cultivates opportunities to accelerate zero-emission vehicle market growth




GO-Biz Logo




CALSTART ►

  • National nonprofit working to build a high-tech clean-transportation industry

  • Collaborates with companies and agencies to create jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports, and curb climate change




CALSTART Logo




California Air Districts ►

  • Transition airport ground transportation to zero-emission

  • By end of 2027, airport shuttle fleets must have 33% of shuttles be zero-emission

  • By end of 2035, 100% of shuttles must be zero-emission




California Map showing air districts icon




Multi-State ZEV Task Force ►

  • 19 jurisdictions have signed a memorandum of understanding committed to fostering a self-sustaining market for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • The task force acts as a forum for state coordination, collaboration, and information sharing on market enabling actions, research, and technology developments

  • Signatories include California, Colorado, Connecticut, The District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, Nevada, and Quebec




Nescaum icon




Six States Adopt Advanced Clean Truck Regulation ►

  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington have followed California’s lead in adopting the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation

  • Six states along with California will require manufacturers to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual sales




Kenwworth Zero-Emission Truck















The road to heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles.






Zero-Emission Goals
To meet California's health-based air quality standards and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, the trucks and buses operated in the state and the fuel they use must be transformed away from petroleum. California is working to meet the Governor’s goal of one hundred percent zero-emission transportation where feasible by 2045.


100% ZEV sales by 2035. Full transition to ZEV short-haul/drayage trucks by 2035. Full transition to ZEV buses & heavy-duty long-haul by 2045 where feasible. Full transition to ZE off-road equipment by 2035 where feasible.





Get Up to Speed
New technology means new terminology and new ways of operating for many vehicle owners. Get started by learning about medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles on our Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle 101 page, where you will find resources available to help you learn the lingo, understand zero-emission fueling, and plan for infrastructure. Learn more ►



ZEV 101






Incentives
Financial incentives are critical for supporting the advancement and wide-scale deployment of zero-emission technologies while simultaneously providing immediate emission reductions to help meet our air quality and climate goals.


two people shaking hands





Monetary incentives from federal, state, and local sources have a history of demonstrating the feasibility of zero-emission technologies. Funding also helps to increase adoption of the newest technologies before they are required. Regulations also create strong incentives for businesses to develop or adopt zero-emission technologies when they can be used for compliance or have monetary value. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is an example of this. The following programs are examples of traditional incentive programs that provide funding for zero-emission technologies.



Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool ►

  • Tool to assist stakeholders search and filter for medium- and-heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure programs

  • Filter results by ZIP code and other criteria






Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool




Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP) ►

  • Point-of-sale discounts to power California communities and drive commercial technology transformation

  • Works directly with dealers to apply the incentive at time of purchase

  • New Innovative Small e-Fleets pilot program to set aside $25 million to small fleets





HVIP logo




Low Carbon Fuel Standard ►

  • Program established to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuel used in California

  • Participants generate credits through fuel pathways, projects, and capacity‐based crediting






HVIP logo




EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles ►

  • Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero- Emission Commercial Vehicles

  • Nation's first commercial vehicle fleet infrastructure incentive project

  • Provides a user-friendly and streamlined process for participation by breaking down infrastructure deployment barriers through targeted incentives and specialized assistance





HVIP logo




Truck Loan Assistance Program ►

  • Financing program for small-business fleet owners affected by CARB's In-Use Truck and Bus Regulation

  • Also referred to as the CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program

  • Helps small business truck owners that fall below conventional lending criteria and are unable to qualify for traditional financing for cleaner trucks





Capital Access Program logo




Carl Moyer Program ►

  • Incentivizes replacing existing vehicles and equipment with clean technologies

  • Local air districts administer Carl Moyer Program grants and select projects to fund





Carl Moyer Program logo




Low Carbon Transportation Investments Program ►

  • Funding for new on-road technologies through zero-emission demonstration projects

  • Provides necessary support to achieve commercialization

  • Supports the Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP)





California Climate Investments logo




Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust ►

  • Funding primarily for "scrap and replace" projects for the heavy-duty sector, including freight trucks, transit, shuttle, school buses and other freight vehicles and equipment






Volkswagon Mitigation Trust logo




Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) ►

  • Funding opportunities for fleet owners with 10 or fewer vehicles to replace their older on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles






Voucher Incentive Program logo





Community Air Protection Incentives for On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles ►

  • Funding budgeted by the California Legislature to incentivize turnover and improve air quality in communities of concern

  • Directed by local air districts






California Climate Investments logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • State funding enables demonstrations of the latest on-road clean transportation technology

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU

















Regulations
When developing new or amending existing regulations, CARB’s goal is to obtain emission reductions to meet federal air quality standards, minimize negative health effects in the State’s most impacted and disadvantaged communities, and to lessen climate impacts.


volvo electric truck.





CARB collaborates closely with stakeholders to ensure regulations are technologically feasible and cost-effective. These regulations can require manufacturers to develop and commercialize zero-emission technologies as well as increase or accelerate user adoption of those technologies. CARB also sets certification standards through new engine and vehicle emission control regulations, and the development of zero-emission certification standards are critical for the widespread deployment of zero-emission technologies through regulations and incentive programs. Below are some of the regulations that CARB currently has in place or under development to accelerate the deployment and adoption of zero-emission technologies in on-road applications:


Innovative Clean Transit Regulation ►

  • Transitions transit buses to zero-emission and demonstrates the results as the beachhead technologies for the entire heavy-duty vehicle sector

  • By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2029, 100% of transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2040, all public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet




All public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.  By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses. By 2029, 100% of large and small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses.




Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation ►

  • Transition airport ground transportation to zero-emission

  • By end of 2027, airport shuttle fleets must have 33% of shuttles be zero-emission

  • By end of 2035, 100% of shuttles must be zero-emission




 By end of 2027, an airport shuttle fleet must have 33% of its shuttles be zero-emission. By end of 2031, 66%  of its shuttles must be zero-emission. By end of 2035, 100% of its shuttles must be zero-emission




Zero-Emission Powertrain Certification Regulation ►

  • Sets a zero-emission powertrain standard and certification process that will help reduce variability in the quality and reliability of heavy-duty electric and fuel cell vehicles

  • Ensures vehicle and powertrain information are effectively and consistently communicated to purchasers


  • Accelerate progress towards greater vehicle reparability

  • Certification process required by Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation starting in model year 2024




The Zero-Emission Powertrain certification process will be required by the Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation starting in model year 2024.




Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation ►

  • Accelerate large-scale transition of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles from Class 2b to Class 8

  • Requires manufacturers who certify Class 2b-8 chassis or complete vehicles with combustion engines to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual California sales

  • By 2035, zero-emission truck/chassis sales must be 55% of class 2b to class 3 truck sales, 75% of class 4 to class 8 straight truck sales, and 40% of truck tractor sales









Proposed Zero-Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Regulation ►

  • Proposed regulation with the goal of transitioning truck TRUs to zero-emission

  • Imposes stricter diesel PM emission standards for newly manufactured TRUs

  • Requires use of lower global warming potential refrigerants




Refridgeration truck




Proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation ►

  • Goal is to accelerate the market for zero-emission trucks, vans, and buses by requiring fleets that are well suited for electrification, to transition to ZEVs where feasible

  • Would apply to fleets performing drayage operations, those owned by State, local and, federal government agencies, and high priority fleets

  • High priority fleets are entities with $50 million or more in gross annual revenue and that own, operate, or control at least one vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds, or are entities that own, operate, or control a total of 50 or more vehicles with a GVWR greater than 8,500 pounds

  • Still being developed and is subject to change with public input and/or Board direction




















Infrastructure
As the need for ZEVs increases, so does the need to support them. Find out how California infrastructure is adapting to meet the demand.


EV and Hydrogen Charger highway sign






As California makes moves to secure a cleaner future through the adoption of zero-emission vehicle technology, it must also support and educate stakeholders who need to plan for zero-emission vehicle fleet infrastructure. Fleets will need to consider their fueling options early on in their transition to zero-emission vehicles. Several tools are available to assist with this needed planning.


Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Topics ►

  • CARB has put together this page of web links intended to assist with finding funding, resources, and background. Please visit frequently, as more resources become available this page will continue to grow.

Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicles




EnergIIZE Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) ►

  • The Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) seeks to provide tools and resources to assist with zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure deployment needs. Explore tools to help with infrastructure planning, funding resources and evaluating the total cost of ownership of you vehicle fleet.





Energiize Logo




Southern California Edison ►

  • Southern California Edison is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Southern California

  • The Charge Ready Transport Program gives businesses the opportunity to install infrastructure needed to support a fleet of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.




SoCal Edison Logo




San Diego Gas & Electric Company ►

  • SDG&E are a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in San Diego County

  • SDG&E's Power Your Drive for Fleets program connects fleets with planning resources, fleet-friendly charging rates, and financial incentives to easily and cost-effectively design and install the charging infrastructure needed to power medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets




SDG&E Logo




Sacramento Municipal Utility District ►

  • SMUD is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Sacramento County

  • SMUD's Commercial EV program connects fleets with financial incentive opportunities and electric vehicle charging installations for commercial fleets with trucks or semi-tractors




SMUD Logo




California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project

  • The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) addresses regional needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout California, while supporting state goals to improve air quality, combat climate change and reduce petroleum use.

CalEVIP logo




California Energy Commission Funding Resources ►

  • Guides, forms, templates, and other resources for individuals applying for funding opportunities that the California Energy Commission offers.

California Energy Commission Logo




Carl Moyer Program: Infrastructure ►

  • The Carl Moyer Program may provide funding towards the installation of infrastructure for projects that enable the deployment of alternative, advanced, and cleaner technologies.

California Air Resources Board Logo, click to see Carl Moyer infrastructure page
















Zero-Emission Market
The zero-emission truck market is growing rapidly with more manufacturers coming forward with zero-emission plans all the time.


BYD electric truck.





There are more than 70 different models of zero-emission vans, trucks and buses that already are commercially available from several manufacturers. Most trucks and vans operate less than 100 miles per day and several zero-emission configurations are available to serve that need. As technology advances, zero-emission trucks will become suitable for more applications. Most major truck manufacturers have announced plans to introduce market ready zero-emission trucks in the near future. There are several resources available to review the zero-emission technology that is on the market today and that will be rolled out in coming years:



HVIP Vehicle Catalog ►

  • The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project’s (HVIP) Vehicle Catalog

  • Discover zero-emission vehicles based on their use and potential for for HVIP incentive funding

  • 144 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




HVIP catalog example




CALSTART's Zero-Emission Technology Inventory Tool ►

  • Part of CALSTART's Drive to ZERO Program

  • Tracks worldwide commercially available offerings of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • Includes brands available by region for purchase today and timelines for future rollouts




Drive to Zero Logo




SDG&E EV Availability Guide ►

  • Published in 2021 by San Diego Gas and Electric

  • Summary of currently available battery-electric vehicles for medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets





SDGE Logo




U.S. DOE Alternative Fuel Vehicle Database ►

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center’s online heavy-duty vehicle database

  • Browse the available battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles by type and use, manufacturer, or power-train capabilities

  • 97 Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




DOE logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • The newest vehicles on the market are being demonstrated in the field throughout California

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU



















Partners
CARB works with our industry, government and community partners to help facilitate the transition to zero-emission technology through demonstrations, education, performance evaluation, and policy work.


two birds flying. Image by Jon Kline from Pixabay





California Energy Commission ►

  • The state's primary energy policy and planning agency

  • Supports strategic regional planning to support adoption of zero-emission vehicles

  • Invests in the charging infrastructure and technologies that are helping to drive the transition to clean, zero-emission electric vehicles throughout the state


  • Provide funding for workforce training and development projects that will support zero-emission transportation




California Energy Commission Logo




GO-Biz ►

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts

  • Offers consultation for incentives, site selection, compliance, and investment assistance

  • Cultivates opportunities to accelerate zero-emission vehicle market growth




GO-Biz Logo




CALSTART ►

  • National nonprofit working to build a high-tech clean-transportation industry

  • Collaborates with companies and agencies to create jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports, and curb climate change




CALSTART Logo




California Air Districts ►

  • California's 35 local Air Districts are responsible for regional air quality planning, monitoring, and stationary source and facility permitting

  • The districts administer air quality improvement grant programs and are CARB's primary partners in efforts to ensure that all Californians breathe clean air




California Map showing air districts icon




Multi-State ZEV Task Force ►

  • 19 jurisdictions have signed a memorandum of understanding committed to fostering a self-sustaining market for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • The task force acts as a forum for state coordination, collaboration, and information sharing on market enabling actions, research, and technology developments

  • Signatories include California, Colorado, Connecticut, The District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, Nevada, and Quebec




Nescaum icon




Six States Adopt Advanced Clean Truck Regulation ►

  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington have followed California’s lead in adopting the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation

  • Six states along with California will require manufacturers to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual sales




Kenwworth Zero-Emission Truck









The road to heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles






Zero-Emission Goals
To meet California's health-based air quality standards and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, the trucks and buses operated in the state and the fuel they use must be transformed away from petroleum. California is working to meet the Governor’s goal of one hundred percent zero-emission transportation where feasible by 2045.


100% ZEV sales by 2035. Full transition to ZEV short-haul/drayage trucks by 2035. Full transition to ZEV buses & heavy-duty long-haul by 2045 where feasible. Full transition to ZE off-road equipment by 2035 where feasible.





Get Up to Speed
New technology means new terminology and new ways of operating for many vehicle owners. Get started by learning about medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicles on our Medium- and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle 101 page, where you will find resources available to help you learn the lingo, understand zero-emission fueling, and plan for infrastructure. Learn more ►



ZEV 101





Incentives
Financial incentives are critical for supporting the advancement and wide-scale deployment of zero-emission technologies while simultaneously providing immediate emission reductions to help meet our air quality and climate goals.


two people shaking hands




Monetary incentives from federal, state, and local sources have a history of demonstrating the feasibility of zero-emission technologies. Funding also helps to increase adoption of the newest technologies before they are required. Regulations also create strong incentives for businesses to develop or adopt zero-emission technologies when they can be used for compliance or have monetary value. The Low Carbon Fuel Standard is an example of this. The following programs are examples of traditional incentive programs that provide funding for zero-emission technologies.



Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool ►

  • Tool to assist stakeholders search and filter for medium- and-heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure programs

  • Filter results by ZIP code and other criteria






Advanced Vehicle Technology and Infrastructure Funding Finder Tool




Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP) ►

  • Point-of-sale discounts to power California communities and drive commercial technology transformation

  • Works directly with dealers to apply the incentive at time of purchase

  • New Innovative Small e-Fleets pilot program to set aside $25 million to small fleets





HVIP logo




Low Carbon Fuel Standard ►

  • Program established to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuel used in California

  • Participants generate credits through fuel pathways, projects, and capacity‐based crediting






HVIP logo




EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles ►

  • Energy Infrastructure Incentives for Zero- Emission Commercial Vehicles

  • Nation's first commercial vehicle fleet infrastructure incentive project

  • Provides a user-friendly and streamlined process for participation by breaking down infrastructure deployment barriers through targeted incentives and specialized assistance





HVIP logo




Truck Loan Assistance Program ►

  • Financing program for small-business fleet owners affected by CARB's In-Use Truck and Bus Regulation

  • Also referred to as the CalCAP Heavy-Duty Vehicle Air Quality Loan Program

  • Helps small business truck owners that fall below conventional lending criteria and are unable to qualify for traditional financing for cleaner trucks





Capital Access Program logo




Carl Moyer Program ►

  • Incentivizes replacing existing vehicles and equipment with clean technologies

  • Local air districts administer Carl Moyer Program grants and select projects to fund





Carl Moyer Program logo




Low Carbon Transportation Investments Program ►

  • Funding for new on-road technologies through zero-emission demonstration projects

  • Provides necessary support to achieve commercialization

  • Supports the Hybrid & Zero-Emission Truck & Bus Voucher Incentive Program (HVIP)





California Climate Investments logo




Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust ►

  • Funding primarily for "scrap and replace" projects for the heavy-duty sector, including freight trucks, transit, shuttle, school buses and other freight vehicles and equipment






Volkswagon Mitigation Trust logo




Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) ►

  • Funding opportunities for fleet owners with 10 or fewer vehicles to replace their older on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles






Voucher Incentive Program logo





Community Air Protection Incentives for On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles ►

  • Funding budgeted by the California Legislature to incentivize turnover and improve air quality in communities of concern

  • Directed by local air districts






California Climate Investments logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • State funding enables demonstrations of the latest on-road clean transportation technology

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU
















Regulations
When developing new or amending existing regulations, CARB’s goal is to obtain emission reductions to meet federal air quality standards, minimize negative health effects in the State’s most impacted and disadvantaged communities, and to lessen climate impacts.


volvo electric truck.




CARB collaborates closely with stakeholders to ensure regulations are technologically feasible and cost-effective. These regulations can require manufacturers to develop and commercialize zero-emission technologies as well as increase or accelerate user adoption of those technologies. CARB also sets certification standards through new engine and vehicle emission control regulations, and the development of zero-emission certification standards are critical for the widespread deployment of zero-emission technologies through regulations and incentive programs. Below are some of the regulations that CARB currently has in place or under development to accelerate the deployment and adoption of zero-emission technologies in on-road applications:


Innovative Clean Transit Regulation ►

  • Transitions transit buses to zero-emission and demonstrates the results as the beachhead technologies for the entire heavy-duty vehicle sector

  • By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2029, 100% of transit agency new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses

  • By 2040, all public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet




All public transit agencies must gradually transition to a 100% zero-emission bus fleet by 2040.  By 2026, 50% of large and 25% of small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses. By 2029, 100% of large and small transit agencies’ new bus purchases must be zero-emission buses.




Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation ►

  • Transition airport ground transportation to zero-emission

  • By end of 2027, airport shuttle fleets must have 33% of shuttles be zero-emission

  • By end of 2035, 100% of shuttles must be zero-emission




 By end of 2027, an airport shuttle fleet must have 33% of its shuttles be zero-emission. By end of 2031, 66%  of its shuttles must be zero-emission. By end of 2035, 100% of its shuttles must be zero-emission




Zero-Emission Powertrain Certification Regulation ►

  • Sets a zero-emission powertrain standard and certification process that will help reduce variability in the quality and reliability of heavy-duty electric and fuel cell vehicles

  • Ensures vehicle and powertrain information are effectively and consistently communicated to purchasers


  • Accelerate progress towards greater vehicle reparability

  • Certification process required by Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation starting in model year 2024




The Zero-Emission Powertrain certification process will be required by the Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle regulation starting in model year 2026 and the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation starting in model year 2024.




Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation ►

  • Accelerate large-scale transition of zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles from Class 2b to Class 8

  • Requires manufacturers who certify Class 2b-8 chassis or complete vehicles with combustion engines to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual California sales

  • By 2035, zero-emission truck/chassis sales must be 55% of class 2b to class 3 truck sales, 75% of class 4 to class 8 straight truck sales, and 40% of truck tractor sales









Proposed Zero-Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Regulation ►

  • Proposed regulation with the goal of transitioning truck TRUs to zero-emission

  • Imposes stricter diesel PM emission standards for newly manufactured TRUs

  • Requires use of lower global warming potential refrigerants




Refridgeration truck




Proposed Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation ►

  • Goal is to accelerate the market for zero-emission trucks, vans, and buses by requiring fleets that are well suited for electrification, to transition to ZEVs where feasible

  • Would apply to fleets performing drayage operations, those owned by State, local and, federal government agencies, and high priority fleets

  • High priority fleets are entities with $50 million or more in gross annual revenue and that own, operate, or control at least one vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 pounds, or are entities that own, operate, or control a total of 50 or more vehicles with a GVWR greater than 8,500 pounds

  • Still being developed and is subject to change with public input and/or Board direction




















Infrastructure
As the need for ZEVs increases, so does the need to support them. Find out how California infrastructure is adapting to meet the demand.


EV and Hydrogen Charger highway sign





As California makes moves to secure a cleaner future through the adoption of zero-emission vehicle technology, it must also support and educate stakeholders who need to plan for zero-emission vehicle fleet infrastructure. Fleets will need to consider their fueling options early on in their transition to zero-emission vehicles. Several tools are available to assist with this needed planning.


Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Infrastructure Topics ►

  • CARB has put together this page of web links intended to assist with finding funding, resources, and background. Please visit frequently, as more resources become available this page will continue to grow.

Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicles




EnergIIZE Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) ►

  • The Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) seeks to provide tools and resources to assist with zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure deployment needs. Explore tools to help with infrastructure planning, funding resources and evaluating the total cost of ownership of you vehicle fleet.





Energiize Logo




Southern California Edison ►

  • Southern California Edison is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Southern California

  • The Charge Ready Transport Program gives businesses the opportunity to install infrastructure needed to support a fleet of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles.




SoCal Edison Logo




San Diego Gas & Electric Company ►

  • SDG&E are a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in San Diego County

  • SDG&E's Power Your Drive for Fleets program connects fleets with planning resources, fleet-friendly charging rates, and financial incentives to easily and cost-effectively design and install the charging infrastructure needed to power medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets




SDG&E Logo




Sacramento Municipal Utility District ►

  • SMUD is a key partner when it comes to planning for electric fueling infrastructure in Sacramento County

  • SMUD's Commercial EV program connects fleets with financial incentive opportunities and electric vehicle charging installations for commercial fleets with trucks or semi-tractors




SMUD Logo




California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project

  • The California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP) addresses regional needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout California, while supporting state goals to improve air quality, combat climate change and reduce petroleum use.

CalEVIP logo




California Energy Commission Funding Resources ►

  • Guides, forms, templates, and other resources for individuals applying for funding opportunities that the California Energy Commission offers.

California Energy Commission Logo




Carl Moyer Program: Infrastructure ►

  • The Carl Moyer Program may provide funding towards the installation of infrastructure for projects that enable the deployment of alternative, advanced, and cleaner technologies.

California Air Resources Board Logo, click to see Carl Moyer infrastructure page
















Zero-Emission Market
The zero-emission truck market is growing rapidly with more manufacturers coming forward with zero-emission plans all the time.


BYD electric truck.





There are more than 70 different models of zero-emission vans, trucks and buses that already are commercially available from several manufacturers. Most trucks and vans operate less than 100 miles per day and several zero-emission configurations are available to serve that need. As technology advances, zero-emission trucks will become suitable for more applications. Most major truck manufacturers have announced plans to introduce market ready zero-emission trucks in the near future. There are several resources available to review the zero-emission technology that is on the market today and that will be rolled out in coming years:



HVIP Vehicle Catalog ►

  • The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project’s (HVIP) Vehicle Catalog

  • Discover zero-emission vehicles based on their use and potential for for HVIP incentive funding

  • 144 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




HVIP catalog example




CALSTART's Zero-Emission Technology Inventory Tool ►

  • Part of CALSTART's Drive to ZERO Program

  • Tracks worldwide commercially available offerings of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • Includes brands available by region for purchase today and timelines for future rollouts




Drive to Zero Logo




SDG&E EV Availability Guide ►

  • Published in 2021 by San Diego Gas and Electric

  • Summary of currently available battery-electric vehicles for medium- and heavy-duty electric fleets





SDGE Logo




U.S. DOE Alternative Fuel Vehicle Database ►

  • The U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center’s online heavy-duty vehicle database

  • Browse the available battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles by type and use, manufacturer, or power-train capabilities

  • 97 Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in database as of mid-2021




DOE logo




Heavy-Duty Demonstration and Pilot Projects ►

  • The newest vehicles on the market are being demonstrated in the field throughout California

  • Projects showcase the new technologies and advance commercial viability through pilot projects

  • All projects are located in or will benefit disadvantaged communities





ZEV TRU



















Partners
CARB works with our industry, government and community partners to help facilitate the transition to zero-emission technology through demonstrations, education, performance evaluation, and policy work.


two birds flying. Image by Jon Kline from Pixabay




California Energy Commission ►

  • The state's primary energy policy and planning agency

  • Supports strategic regional planning to support adoption of zero-emission vehicles

  • Invests in the charging infrastructure and technologies that are helping to drive the transition to clean, zero-emission electric vehicles throughout the state


  • Provide funding for workforce training and development projects that will support zero-emission transportation




California Energy Commission Logo




GO-Biz ►

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts

  • Offers consultation for incentives, site selection, compliance, and investment assistance

  • Cultivates opportunities to accelerate zero-emission vehicle market growth




GO-Biz Logo




CALSTART ►

  • National nonprofit working to build a high-tech clean-transportation industry

  • Collaborates with companies and agencies to create jobs, cuts air pollution and oil imports, and curb climate change




CALSTART Logo




California Air Districts ►

  • California's 35 local Air Districts are responsible for regional air quality planning, monitoring, and stationary source and facility permitting

  • The districts administer air quality improvement grant programs and are CARB's primary partners in efforts to ensure that all Californians breathe clean air




California Map showing air districts icon




Multi-State ZEV Task Force ►

  • 19 jurisdictions have signed a memorandum of understanding committed to fostering a self-sustaining market for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles

  • The task force acts as a forum for state coordination, collaboration, and information sharing on market enabling actions, research, and technology developments

  • Signatories include California, Colorado, Connecticut, The District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Virginia, Nevada, and Quebec




Nescaum icon




Six States Adopt Advanced Clean Truck Regulation ►

  • Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, and Washington have followed California’s lead in adopting the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation

  • Six states along with California will require manufacturers to sell zero-emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual sales




Kenwworth Zero-Emission Truck