California is getting serious about eliminating diesel trucks. The state approved a major spending package for clean transportation Thursday, providing $208 million in incentives for truck and bus fleets to go green. Another $190 million will go toward cleaning up freight operations.
This investment will continue to drive the market for new vehicle technologies, and put more ultra-clean and zero-emission trucks and buses into the communities throughout California that need them the most, said Mary D. Nichols, head of the California Air Resources Board.
More than 602,000 heavy-duty diesel trucks operate in California, according to CARB.