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GCC: CARB approves $423M plan to mitigate harm from VW defeat devices; significant investments in heavy-duty vehicles

Sun May 27, 2018 3:39 pm

. . . The plan provides:

    $130 million for to replace eligible Class 4-8 shuttle buses, school and transit buses with new, commercially available, zero-emission technologies. Specifically, staff proposes a maximum incentive of up to $400,000 for a battery electric school bus; up to $180,000 for a new battery electric transit bus; up to $400,000 for a new fuel cell electric transit bus; and up to $160,000 for a new battery electric shuttle bus, each including supporting infrastructure.

    These proposed amounts are expected to fund up to 95% of the cost of a battery-electric school bus; to fund the incremental costs of a zero-emission transit bus above the typical Federal Transit Administration funding; and to fund a large portion of the incremental costs for a battery-electric shuttle bus. As required by the Consent Decree, total costs per vehicle must not exceed 75% for non-government owned vehicles and 100% for government owned vehicles. For school bus incentives, staff recommends a minimum 5% match from the school district or other funding source.

    $90 million to replace eligible Class 8 freight trucks and port drayage trucks with new zero-emission technologies. At least four additional manufacturers are expected to introduce zero-emission Class 8 commercial trucks in the next one to three years, and manufacturers representing the majority of the California truck market have publicly announced plans to launch zero-emission trucks in the next five years. While a portion of this allocation will support the early deployment of existing commercially available trucks, staff proposes 70% of the allocation be focused on expanding the market as manufacturers bring additional zero-emission trucks to market in the next 3 to 5 years. The first installment of this funding will be $27 million, and the next installment(s) will be determined during the implementation process.

    Staff proposes a maximum incentive of up to $200,000 per truck, including supportive infrastructure, in the first year, and will reevaluate incentive amounts in subsequent years, as incremental costs are expected to decline.

    $70 million to replace eligible airport ground support equipment (GSE), forklifts, and port cargo handling equipment with new, commercially available, zero-emission technologies and to install oceangoing vessel shore power systems at port terminals. The goal of this project category is to maximize NOx reductions by funding the most cost-effective zero-emission freight or marine projects.

    Staff proposes funding airport GSE vehicles up to the full incremental cost; up to $175,000 for a heavy-lift forklift or battery electric port cargo handling equipment vehicle, including supportive infrastructure; and up to $2,500,000 for installing a portside ocean-going vessel shore power system at berths that service vessels that are not required by regulation to reduce their onboard power generation. Staff also proposes funding up to $2,500,000 for ferry or tug all-electric engine repowers, including fuel cell technology.

    $60 million to replace eligible Class 7 and 8 freight trucks, including waste haulers, dump trucks, and concrete mixers, or their engines (1992 to 2012 model year); freight switcher locomotives or their engines (pre-Tier 1); and ferry, tugboat, and towboat engines (pre-Tier 3) with the cleanest commercially available internal combustion or hybrid technologies. For each vehicle, locomotive, or engine replaced, an existing vehicle, locomotive, or engine must be scrapped.

    The goal of this project category is to maximize NOx reductions by funding the most cost-effective, lowest emission engine projects. Specifically, staff proposes maximum funding up to $85,000 for a certified 0.02 g/bhp-hr low NOx engine truck and up to $35,000 for a non-government owned low NOx repower. Government owned vehicles may be eligible for up to $50,000 for a low NONOxx repower.

    Staff proposes up to $1.35 million for a Tier 4 freight switcher locomotive or engine repower, and up to $1 million for a Tier 4, or hybrid with Tier 4-equivalent NOx emissions, ferry, tugboat, or towboat engine repower.

    $10 million for fueling infrastructure for light-duty zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), with a target of $5 million for charging stations and $5 million for hydrogen fueling stations. For charging stations, staff proposes providing up to 100% of the cost of publicly accessible charging stations at government owned properties; up to 80% for public charging stations at privately owned properties; and up to 60% for non-public charging stations at workplaces and multi-unit dwellings.

    This allocation will provide funding to help purchase, install, operate, and maintain new charging stations for battery electric vehicles. For hydrogen fueling stations, staff proposes funding up to 33% of the cost to purchase, install, and maintain a new hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell electric vehicles.

    $63 million in reserve. . . .
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