Summary of CARB Long-Term Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy

On June 16, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a teleconference workgroup meeting on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-21 Long-Term Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy. The Strategy, built upon previous years’ work, is required under SB 1403, the California Clean Truck, Bus, and Off-Road Vehicle and Equipment Technology Program (Lara, Chapter 370, Statutes of 2018), and includes an update on school buses throughout the State. This document will be incorporated into the upcoming FY 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives. The strategy is a road map for low carbon transportation funding for heavy duty vehicles and equipment. The next 2020-21 Long-Term Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy workgroup will be held in July.
During the workshop, CALSTART presented their market readiness indicators consisting of 4 main categories:
  1. Market Acceptance
  2. Technology Performance
  3. Barriers to Adoption
  4. Economic Factors