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Sixty Companies to California Governor: Pass Clean Truck Weight Bill

August 29, 2018

According to California clean transportation nonprofit CALSTART, current law restricts the gross vehicle weight of trucks to 80,000 pounds. Because the energy storage and fuel delivery systems for zero-emission (ZE) and near-zero (NZE) vehicles are presently heavier than diesel tanks, the restriction means that fleet operators who use cleaner technologies must carry smaller payloads, which creates a significant disincentive, CALSTART says.

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2018-10-31T09:39:19+00:00