California’s Air Resources Board voted April 27 to approve a rule that would ban the use of locomotive engines more than 23 years old by 2030 and increase the use of zero-emission tech at ports and railyards.
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
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.August 17, 2020
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.July 1, 2020
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.June 26, 2020
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.April 28, 2020
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.
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.January 23, 2020