Port of Los Angeles to Offer Incentives for Zero-Emission Trucks

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Those looking to operate zero-emission trucks in San Pedro Bay may be eligible for Port of Los Angeles voucher incentives generated from the Clean Truck Fund, the port announced Sept. 13.

In the first of a series of incentives from the port, the $5 million fund would use the state’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project application process to offer $150,000 to buy zero-emission trucks that serve the port complex.

Requests under the $5 million will follow HVIP requirements. For eligible trucks and dealers, visit californiahvip.org.

“Our port does more than drive America’s economy forward – it shows the world how environmental stewardship and economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “As we continue to move record cargo, the need for zero-emission solutions has never been more clear – and working in partnership with the California Air Resources Board, we will continue to forge ahead with our work to clean our air and accelerate our transition to zero-emission technologies.”

The port said that it anticipates the first trucks to start serving the port in 2023.

“We’re pleased to start investing the Clean Truck Fund dollars that we’ve been collecting since April and use them toward a zero-emissions future,” Port Executive Director Gene Seroka said. “This is the first of many funding initiatives that the Port of Los Angeles has planned as we help begin the transition to the cleanest trucks in the world.”

By Karen Robes Meeks