California Air Resources Board

Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Peterbilt, Kenworth Medium-Duty EVs Eligible for $95,000 Voucher in Calif.

Peterbilt Model 220EV A Peterbilt Model 220EV at a 2019 industry show. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

Peterbilt and Kenworth separately announced California customers for their medium-duty battery-electric trucks are eligible for a $95,000 voucher from the California Air Resources Board.

September 18, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Agency OKs $27M to Boost Zero-Emission Vehicles in California

Bosch Nikola Bosch Nikola truck by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved the first installment of $27 million in a program that ultimately will provide up to $90 million to replace higher-polluting Class 8 trucks and port drayage trucks with zero-emission vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 17, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Will CARB, EPA ‘Harmonize’ Their NOx Standards?

truck exhaust pipe jacquesdurocher/Getty Images

California regulators already have issued a proposal aimed at lowering oxides of nitrogen and particulate matter emissions for new trucks built beginning in 2024, but federal regulators are still working to craft a separate nationwide low-NOx and PM proposal scheduled to take effect in 2027.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Approves Its Electric Truck Regulation

zero-emissions truck CARB

California environmental regulators approved a measure that within a few years will require truck manufacturers to transition a percentage of their sales in the state from diesel trucks to electric zero-emission vehicles.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 26, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

CARB Approves Amendments to Reduce NOx Emissions in B20 Biofuels

Biodiesel fuel pump Micah Walter/Bloomberg News

The California Air Resources Board has conditionally approved a slate of regulatory amendments intended to more closely monitor the additives blended into B20 biodiesel that so far have not been deemed effective at mitigating oxides of nitrogen in the alternative diesel fuel.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 28, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Electric VNR Models to Hit Streets as VTNA, Partners Accelerate EV Program

VNR electric truck One of Volvo Trucks North America's VNR electric models at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Joe Howard/Transport Topics)

FONTANA, Calif. — Volvo Trucks North America provided the first rides in its forthcoming electric VNR model, and its partners in the Volvo LIGHTS project provided an update on efforts underway to accelerate adoption of electric trucks during a Feb. 11 media event.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

CARB Ahead of EPA in Bid to Establish NOx Rule for Heavy Trucks

Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. State Route 99 in Fresno, Calif. CARB is presenting its own NOx rule to its board as soon as this spring. (Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press)

More than a year ago, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials announced the agency’s Cleaner Trucks Initiative, an effort to work closely with the California Air Resources Board to develop a more stringent “harmonized” nitrogen oxide-emissions rule for heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

California Cuts Electric Car Rebates, Drops Luxury Models

Tesla at dealership in Colorado Car buyers wanting to purchase a high-end Tesla costing more than $60,000 will no longer be eligible for CARB's rebate program. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

California’s rebate program to coax more drivers to buy electric vehicles just got less generous, especially for those looking to spend on a luxury model.

Dustin Gardiner | San Francisco Chronicle
December 4, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment

CARB Suspends Imminent GHG Rule for Trailers

TEC Equipment store in Stockton, Calif. TEC Equipment store in Stockton, Calif. (TEC Equipment)

The California Air Resources Board announced Dec. 3 it was suspending enforcement for at least two years of its greenhouse gas (GHG) trailer standards, which had been set to go into effect Jan. 1.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Fuel

Natural Gas Trucks Expand in Southern California Ports

Clean Energy Fuels A Clean Energy Fuels station. (Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

Clean Energy Fuels is supplying 100 trucks from Southern California port trucking companies with its Redeem renewable natural gas.

November 8, 2019

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