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|January 24, 2019|
‘Green’ truck revolution arrives in Southland
DIAMOND BAR – (INT) - The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) has approved one of its largest-ever technology demonstration projects.
It’s a $90.7 million initiative to develop and deploy up to 23 battery-electric big-rig trucks as well as zero-emission off-road equipment, electric chargers and solar energy infrastructure.
The battery-electric trucks will be used to shuttle freight between the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and Southland warehouse facilities, many in the Inland Empire.
Up to five demonstration sites will be used, currently proposed for Chino, Fontana, Ontario, La Mirada and Placentia.
“We are very pleased to be working with Volvo and their partners to help jump-start the green truck revolution in the Southland,” said Wayne Nastri, SCAQMD’s executive officer. “Trucks are the No. 1 source of smog-forming emissions in our region and this program has the potential to help transform the goods movement system in our region to zero-emissions.”
Story Date: November 20, 2018