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Major Electric Truck Project by Daimler and Calif. Clean Air Agency
July 13, 2018
Source: ACT News
In a landmark announcement on July 6th, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA), the world leader in heavy-duty truck sales, announced the launch of a $31.3 million project to develop and demonstrate electric truck technology for the heavy-duty market. The project will play a tremendously important role in the transformation of the heavy-duty transportation market, from one that is entirely too dependent on petroleum fuels to one that can be powered by renewable electricity.
The Zero Emission Trucks and EV Infrastructure Project will be instrumental in accelerating the commercial readiness of battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, as it will test and deploy the vehicles in real-world commercial fleet operations, gathering data and information from end-users. The trucks will operate in and around the communities of the South Bay and South Los Angeles that are disproportionately impacted by diesel-fueled truck traffic and their related emissions.
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