CARB, Calstart: More than 150 ZEV truck, bus models available


The California Air Resources Board (CARB) launched a website that lists more than 150 heavy-duty zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) models and their dealers recently. It's part of the Clean Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). 

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The program offers fleets and owner-operators zero-emissions models that meet both CARB regulations and heavy-duty applications, including transit buses, school buses and drayage. Small fleets may also qualify for the Innovative Small e-Fleet (ISEF) set-aside. 

"Options for zero-emissions vehicles are growing across various transportation needs, and the vehicle catalog is the latest example of the resources that CARB is making available to fleet owners and operators to make it easier to deploy cleaner technology," says Dr. Sydney Vergis, deputy executive officer at CARB. "The updated website makes key information available in one location, including incentive eligibility, vehicle specifications and dealership availability — making it easier for fleets to be part of the solution for cleaner air and healthier communities." 

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Cal Fleet Advisor, a no-cost advisory service, is also available for technical assistance. 

"The HVIP is a game-changer in the green transportation sector, offering a diverse array of vehicles that cater to various needs while promoting sustainability," says Tor Larson, vice president of trucks, off-road and marketing for CALSTART, a mission-driven organization focused on decarbonization and clean air. It manages clean transportation programs for the state of California. "This initiative not only provides financial incentives but also drives innovation and accessibility — making it easier for fleets to be part of the solution for cleaner air and healthier communities." 

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