The Short-Haul Zero-Emission Truck Pilot Project (ZE Pilot Project) is a result of collaboration between the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the Portside Steering Committee, and the District to incentivize the purchase or lease of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks in the Portside Environmental Justice (EJ) community. Approved in August 2022, the Short-Haul Zero-Emission Truck Pilot Plan outlines Pilot Project objectives and participant requirements. Participants are reimbursed through AB 617 funds which CARB allocates to the District. AB 617 funds are partially funded through California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment--particularly in disadvantaged communities.
The ZE Pilot Project can reimburse up to 90% or $250,000 of the eligible purchase cost (or up to 90% of 3-year lease payment) for a zero-emission heavy-duty vehicle that operates in the Portside Environmental Justice (EJ) community. Approximately $4 million in funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Requires applicant to have operated another heavy-duty vehicle in the Portside EJ community for the past 2 years but does not require scrapping or selling that vehicle.
Other co-funding may be allowed; please contact the District grants team to
We explain the contract in an online contract orientation video, with accompanying slides. Please ask us any questions you have about the contract.
After the contract orientation, sign the affidavit certifying that you have watched the presentation.
Submit the signed affidavit and signed contract to the District. Prior to ordering or leasing the zero-emission vehicle, verify that the District has signed your contract.