$60 Million for Zero Emission Trucks at Long Beach and LA Ports

20th November 2023
Zero Emission Truck

The Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are at the forefront of an eco-friendly revolution in trucking, backed by a $60 million initiative for zero-emission trucks. This move is in line with California’s push for cleaner transportation, akin to the state’s well-known electric car rebate programs, which have made driving electric cars more affordable and accessible. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and at the current rate of EV transition, these advantages won’t last long.

Source: afdc.energy.gov

Example of Funding for a 10 Truck Fleet

A small fleet of 10 trucks with loaded containers at these ports could be eligible for up to $100,000 per truck in incentives, echoing the accessibility seen in the affordable electric car market. This funding model, reminiscent of rebates for electric cars like those offered by Toyota, makes transitioning to zero-emission vehicles financially feasible for more businesses.

Collaborative Effort for Cleaner Air

This collaboration mirrors the broader efforts seen in the automotive industry, where charging infrastructure like Tesla’s Supercharger network and destination chargers have become more prevalent, making electric vehicles a practical choice for both personal and commercial use.

More Information on Incentives

For full details on these incentives and application procedures, visit the California HVIP website at californiahvip.org, a resource as pivotal for truckers and fleet owners as rebate information sites are for those looking to purchase an affordable electric car.

Voucher Program for Truckers

Owners of class 8 heavy-duty trucks can apply for vouchers to offset the cost of transitioning to electric trucks. Smaller fleets can get up to $100,000 per truck, while larger fleets can receive $75,000. Combined with other incentives, savings could reach $250,000 per truck.

“This is just one of the incentives we are offering to accelerate zero-emission technology and drive stakeholder investment,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka. “We have a long way to go but with our private and public partners, we can reduce greenhouse gases and meet our 2035 goal of transitioning the entire fleet serving our port complex to zero-emission trucks.”

Source: portoflosangeles.org

A Push for Cleaner Trucking

This initiative is set to facilitate the purchase of up to 800 zero-emission trucks. It’s not just about being green; it’s a strategic move to cut down on carbon emissions and protect public health.

Application Process

The application for these vouchers opens on November 14, 2023. With a first-come, first-served approach, it’s vital to act quickly. Additional funding is also available for those who don’t meet specific criteria, ensuring wide-ranging support.

Win Incentives and Transition Smoothly with Voltaage

Voltaage specializes in assisting fleet managers at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles for their electric vehicles transition and voucher request paralleling the support seen in consumer electric vehicle markets, where buyers benefit from rebates and an expanding network of chargers, like Tesla’s Supercharger and Destination Chargers.

Our expertise ensures a transition to electric trucks that is as smooth and cost-effective as moving to an affordable electric car, such as those offered by Toyota. Move fast! these incentives are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Are you a cargo owner or a trucking company looking to start the transition to a sustainable EV fleet in Southern California? Book a demo with us at Voltaage and begin now. Visit Book a Demo with Voltaage to schedule your consultation.

Francesco Semeraro

Francesco Semeraro

CEO & Co-Founder @ Voltaage (Techstars ‘22) | Ex-Accenture, expert in Fleet electrification and EV fleet management.