Medium and Heavy-Duty Vehicles

Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles weigh more than 10,000 pounds and include school and public transit buses, freight, and other fleet vehicles. These vehicles produce a disproportionately large portion of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, given their relatively small numbers, and also produce significant amounts of air pollution.

Through the Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), the California Energy Commission is investing in projects throughout California that accelerate advancement and adoption of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle technologies that produce zero or near-zero emissions. The program also invests in fueling stations for public and fleet vehicles that support the accelerated deployment of these vehicles.

The ARFVTP’s investments support the state’s efforts to achieve its climate change goals and improve air quality. These investments also support the state’s progress toward a sustainable freight system, as well as the transition of California’s ports to zero- and near-zero emission vehicles and equipment.

GTrans/Complete Coachworks Zero Emission Bus

Benefits of Medium/Heavy-Duty Vehicles with Zero or Near-Zero Emissions

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