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California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

Fri May 12, 2017 4:22 pm

Via GCC: ... nergy.html

. . . The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5 million to conduct field demonstrations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and cargo handling equipment that have zero or near-zero emissions (GFO-16-604).

    The Long Beach Harbor Department incorporates 14 electric vehicle charging stations; 12 battery electric yard tractors; 9 battery electric rubber-tired gantry cranes; and 4 plug-in hybrid drayage trucks.

    The SCQAMD project will build and demonstrate electric-drive trucks, near-zero emission low NOx natural gas engines, an electric top handler, and wireless electric vehicle charging technologies for cargo handling equipment and drayage trucks.

    The Los Angeles Harbor Department project involves the building and demonstration of two zero-emission battery electric top handlers and three zero-emission battery electric yard tractors as well as the installation of charging infrastructure for these vehicles at an existing facility—the Port of Los Angeles’ Everport Terminal.

The projects support California’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan, which was developed in 2016 to help the state’s freight transport system become more efficient, more economically competitive, and less polluting. Grants were provided through the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). . . .
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