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SoCalGas Helps Fleets Purchase Near-Zero Emissions Vehicles

SoCalGas customers have submitted more than 150 applications to the SCAQMD as part of the $21 million Prop 1B incentive pool. Owners whose applications are accepted will receive $100,000 towards the purchase of a new near-zero natural gas truck.

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Public Fleets in 9 States May Get More ZEV Funding

Nine states from the Northeast and West Coast have released a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan for 2018-2021.

States Invest VW Diesel Settlement in Clean Vehicle Technology

Millions of dollars in settlements from the VW diesel emissions cheating scandal will be made available for clean vehicle technology in California and Connecticut.

BYD Delivers Battery-Electric Truck to California Port

BYD (Build Your Dreams) has delivered a battery-electric 8TT truck to the Port of Oakland. The Class 8 truck was grant-funded by CARB and will be part of a three-year feasibility study to determine whether zero-emission trucks could replace diesel trucks in port operations.

CARB Fines Fleets for Hiring Trucks Not Meeting California Emissions Standards

The California Air Resources Board has fined Marten Logistics and Roadrunner Transportation Systems for failing to verify that trucks hired or dispatched were compliant with the state’s truck emissions regulations.

Calif. Targeting 5M Zero-Emission Vehicles in the State by 2030

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order to boost the supply of zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) and charging and refueling stations in California to reach a targeted 5 million ZEVs in California by 2030.

Toyota Mirai Surpasses 3,000 Sales in Calif.

Sales for the Toyota Mirai in California have surpassed the 3,000 mark, and now make up more than 80% of all hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the U.S.

Calif. Utilities Approve $41M for EV Pilots

CPUC approved 15 pilot projects to boost electric vehicle adoption, including the electrification of school buses, delivery trucks, airport/seaport equipment, truck stops, and commuter locations.

California Lawmaker Wants to Ban Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2040

A California assemblyman has introduced a bill that would require all new passenger vehicles sold in 2040 to be zero-emission vehicles.

Impacts of Politics on Fleet Management

The modern fleet manager and the companies that serve them need to keep an eye on the political process. They need to watch not just the economic trends, but the political ones as well. Those trends are going to determine what vehicles are available and what they cost.