San Diego Port Sustainability Freight Demonstration Project


Through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP), the California Energy Commission awarded a nearly $6 million grant to the San Diego Port Tenants Association to demonstrate advanced, zero-emission vehicle technologies and intelligent transportation systems.

The San Diego Port Sustainability Freight Demonstration Project will occur in and around the Port of San Diego, reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improving air quality and providing health benefits at the ports and surrounding disadvantaged communities. The project will also support the San Diego Unified Port District’s Climate Action Plan, which specifies a 10 percent reduction goal on GHG emissions when compared to the 2006 baseline by 2020.

Vehicles to be demonstrated include Transpower’s electric forklift, Efficient DriveTrain’s EDI electric forklift, and BYD’s electric yard tractor and electric drayage truck.

ARVTP Award Amount
$6 million

Funding Category
Medium- and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicle Manufacturing

Location
San Diego, San Diego County


Top Bottom: Efficient Drive Trains Electric Forklift being demonstrated at Port of San Diego. Bottom Photo: Electric Drayage Truck being demonstrated at Port of San Diego.
Top: Photo Courtesy of Efficient Drive Trains
Bottom: Photo Courtesy of BYD

"We must demonstrate that reducing carbon is compatible with an
abundant economy and human well-being."

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.