ZEVs

California Champions North America’s Largest Deployment of Class 8 Battery-Electric Trucks

Issue: 
Liane M. Randolph

Led by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) project will deploy 100 trucks manufactured by Daimler and Volvo, and will be operated by NFI Industries and Schneider on freight corridors serving the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as distribution centers across Southern California. From the ACT Expo last week, VX news excerpts, the announcement of the largest deployment of battery-electric drayage trucks across California.

SCAG President Rex Richardson on Equitable Planning for Regional Sustainability

In September 2020, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) adopted Connect SoCal—the Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy that envisions how the region will plan for and balance future mobility and housing needs with economic, environmental and public health goals over the next 25 years.

States Join Forces to Accelerate Bus & Truck Electrification 

Issue: 
Mary Nichols

In July, 15 states and the District of Columbia announced a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU), committing to work collaboratively to advance and accelerate the market for electric medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to achieve the deep economy-wide emission reductions needed to avoid the worst consequences of climate change.

Lion Electric's Zero-Emission Trucks & Buses Lead the Pack in Southern California 

Issue: 
Marc Bedard

In June, the California Air Resources Board adopted a first-in-the-world Advanced Clean Truck rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero-emission trucks beginning in 2024, so that, by 2045, every new truck sold in California wi

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