Zero Emission Heavy Duty Trucks: An Analysis of California’s Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation

The Port of Los Angeles, via Mayor Garcetti’s Sustainable City pLAn, has a goal of 100 percent zero-emission on-road drayage trucks by 2035. The Port’s Clean Air Action Plan is a road map to transitioning the truck fleet to zero-emission vehicles. California’s executive order N-79-20 sets a target of 100 percent zero-emission trucks (medium- and heavy-duty) in the state by 2045 and 100 percent zero-emission drayage trucks by 2035. These targets are ambitious and will position California as the national leader in zero-emission goods movement. Yet the response to recent Port requests for proposals for zero-emission vehicles has been considerably below the number needed to begin a prompt transition. In response to discussions with the LABC, the research team proposes a three-part study to quantify the size of the zero-emission truck market, the potential economic benefits and costs of transitioning to zero-emission trucks, and the environmental and health benefits of such a transition.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $85000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    METRANS Transportation Consortium

    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Hong, Jennifer

    Bruner, Britain

  • Principal Investigators:

    Boarnet, Marlon

    Giuliano, Genevieve

  • Start Date: 20230620
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01893891
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2023 7:26PM