Goods movement is the fastest growing sector of transportation, but at great cost to urban air quality and the climate worldwide. CALSTART’s Trucks and Non-Road Vehicle Initiative is working to keep goods and services moving while reducing air pollution and climate change, growing jobs and increasing energy security.
CALSTART drives faster commercialization of low-emission, high-efficiency trucks and heavy equipment from 18-wheelers to bulldozers to port equipment. We continuously assess the state of technology and the market, identify barriers to progress, and work with private and public sector partners to remove them.
The Trucks Initiative uses four Activity strategies to drive change:
- Helping fleets reduce the risk and cost of purchasing the cleanest trucks and equipment.
- Partnering with industry and public agencies to develop the next generation of heavy-duty near-zero and zero-emissions technologies.
- Validating the performance and business case of clean vehicles to support fleet acceptance.
- Working with industry partners to craft smart regulations, policies and funding for near-zero and zero-emission trucks and equipment.