-leading California demonstrates that ZECV market growth is driven by ambitious goals, strong regulations, and targeted and timebound incentives—all of which are continuously revised and strengthened to ensure its goals are met. These are some of the insights from our most recent report: Building a Beachhead: California’s Path to Accelerating Zero-Emission Commercial Vehicles.
We intend for this report to act as a policy roadmap for other regions to build supportive ZECV policy ecosystems and to meet sales goals set by the Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (ZE-MHDVs).
– Cristiano Façanha, Global Director, CALSTART/Drive to Zero
Drive to Zero Program Progress and Updates
Zeroing in on ZEBs and Zeroing in on ESBs
CALSTART’s annual inventory of zero-emission buses (ZEBs) funded, ordered, delivered, or deployed in North America (the United States and Canada) has been released for 2021. Full-size ZEBs have grown to 3,533 buses in the United States, an increase of 27% since the 2020 count, with California leading in deployments. Canada’s count totals to 606 full-size and small ZEBs, with 307 new full-size ZEBs since 2020. CALSTART also released a new report that inventories electric school buses (ESBs) in the United States. As of September 2021, there are 1,738 ESBs funded, ordered, delivered, or deployed across the country. Both reports provide insights on how the coming funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will be instrumental in scaling U.S. fleets and dramatically changing health and air pollution impacts.
Clean Commercial Transportation Update (CCTU)
Join CCTU hosts Bill Van Amburg and Alycia Gilde for the first broadcast of the year on Tuesday, January 25th at 11AM Pacific. This month’s broadcast will focus on U.S. federal policy, highlighting the implementation policies and increased infrastructure that will support ZECVs.
Drive to Zero Pledge Partners Update
The Drive to Zero pledge partner network continues to grow, and we are excited to welcome the following organizations that recently signed the Drive to Zero Pledge:
- Manufacturers: Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and
The Drive to Zero pledge partner network now stands at over 135 partners working together to accelerate the market for ZECVs. Learn more about the Pledge on the Drive to Zero website.
While there is a growing need at the U.S. federal level to develop national ZECV standards and join the Global MOU, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) latest report shows there are already four commercial battery-electric markets that are “ready to go electric” now. Reflecting NACFE’s assessment of ZECV’s market readiness, a total of six U.S. states have now adopted California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule. The ACT calls for a growing percentage of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks to be sold starting in 2025. CALSTART’s Senior Director, Northeast Region Benjamin Mandel blogged about how New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts are now well positioned as favorable environments for zero-emission truck sales.
This month’s news continued to validate California’s approach to increase ZECV model availability and deployments: Gemilang International will deliver 140 electric school buses to California this year, Nikola has delivered the first of 100 electric and hydrogen trucks to one of Southern California’s leading trucking companies, and the first five of 500 BrightDrop EVs were delivered to a California FedEx Express facility. These BrightDrop EVs are emblematic of the thousands of new electric delivery vehicles expected on city streets as inventories and orders for e-commerce grow worldwide. Construction and refuse also saw promising advancements, with Pan-United Corporation studying the use of electric and hydrogen fuel cells to power concrete mixer trucksand Hyzon Motors supplying Dutch refuse collection company Geesinknorba with 300 hydrogen fuel cell refuse trucks over three years. While these deployment numbers and new technologies indicate important progress, Daimler Truck, Traton Group, and Volvo Group’s announcement to bring a high-performance public charging network for battery-electric, heavy-duty long haul trucks and coaches across Europe should also act as a reminder of the serious infrastructure action still needed globally to support ZECV markets.
Please share new information, potential partners, and innovative practices to achieve our Drive to Zero goals at email@example.com. Follow us on Twitter @TeamDrivetoZero. Please feel free to share this newsletter with others.
– Emily Varnell, Technical Writer, CALSTART
Events / Reports
- Run On Less – Electric Report
- ICCT: Real-world emissions performance of a Bharat Stage VI truck and bus
- Gemilang International to deliver 140 electric school buses to California
- Temsa to deliver electric buses in Lithuania within days
- Pan-United to power concrete mixer trucks with electricity, hydrogen fuel cells
- First five of 500 BrightDrop EVs delivered to FedEx
- Hyzon and Geesinknorba agree on H2 garbage trucks
Manufacturers and Models: Trucks and Buses
- Volvo FH Electric Heavy Duty Truck Exceeds Expectations On Test Run
- Kenworth presents first class 8 electric truck
- Nikola delivers first of 100 electric and hydrogen trucks to California transport company
- Morgan Truck Body, SEA Electric and Central Trailer Service Collaborate on EV Truck Bodies
- Opinion | These Carbon-Spewing Vehicles Must Be Stopped
- Six States Adopt Clean Truck Rule
- Governor Hochul Announces Adoption of Regulation to Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks
- MassDEP Files New Regulations to Reduce Emissions, Advance Market for Clean Trucks in the Commonwealth
- Over 1 lakh 10-year-old diesel vehicles deregistered in Delhi