CARB offers vouchers and loans for purchase of clean trucks and buses

Sixty eligible models from more than 20 manufacturers

Posted January 2, 2018

Funds have been allocated to further a plan by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to increase the use of “clean” motor vehicles and reduce harmful diesel emissions.

CARB approved $663 million for its low-carbon transportation plan to encourage the use of clean cars, heavy-duty trucks, buses, and freight equipment.

The plan allocates $398 million to incentivize clean heavy-duty trucks, buses, and freight projects. Following is a breakdown of the allocated funds for heavy-duty vehicles and off-road equipment:

  • $188 million for vouchers toward the sale of clean trucks and buses. The goal is to increase the use of hybrid, low-NOx (nitrogen oxides), and zero-emission trucks and buses.
  • $190 million for advanced-technology freight-related investments.
  • $20 million for clean trucks loans.

More than 20 manufacturers are offering 60 eligible models of hybrid, low-NOx, and zero-emission trucks and buses.

These investments support the emission reduction goals of the California’s 2017 Climate Change Scoping Plan, State Implementation Plans, and the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan.

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