Virtual Medium and Heavy-Duty Infrastructure Workgroup Meetings

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November 16, 2021

Virtual Medium and Heavy-Duty Infrastructure Workgroup Meetings

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be hosting a series of workgroup meetings in collaboration with the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and the Governor’s Office of Business Administration and Economic Development (GO-Biz). These meetings will discuss activities, challenges, and solutions surrounding the build-out of fueling infrastructure needed to support a growing fleet of zero-emission trucks and buses in response to the proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulations. 

The primary objective of these workgroup meetings is to gain a collective understanding of the status in each topic area, the initiatives underway at each State agency, and the opportunities presented in meeting the demands of infrastructure scale-up. Transitioning the State’s fleets to zero emission technologies is necessary to provide clean air for all Californians to breathe and to reduce the impacts of climate change. Input from these discussions will inform the Advanced Clean Fleet regulatory development process.

Workgroup meetings will focus four key topic areas on the following dates:

  1. Business considerations including, but not limited to, property and space considerations, benefits to hosts, and permitting.
    Date:                Friday, December 3, 2021
    Time:                9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
    Location:          Zoom, Register for December 3

  2. Hydrogen including, but not limited to, station location planning and timing, renewable hydrogen production and supply, fuel costs, and codes and standards for medium and heavy-duty fueling.
    Date:                Thursday, December 16, 2021
    Time:                9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
    Location:          Zoom, Register for December 16

  3. Electricity and the Grid including, but not limited to, charging performance needs, rate design, load management, grid capacity and resiliency, future proofing, and utility planning.
    Date:                Wednesday, January 12, 2021
    Time:                9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
    Location:          Zoom, Register for January 12

  4. Costs and Funding including, but not limited to, upfront site costs and who pays them, effect of increased electrification on rates, and availability of and structure of incentives.
    Date:                Wednesday, January 19, 2021
    Time:                9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)
    Location:          ZoomRegister for January 19

Each workgroup meeting will start with brief topic-focused updates from the State agencies, followed by a facilitated panel discussion and open question and answer session. If you are interested in participating as a panelist, please complete this survey:

Panelist Survey

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Achieving California’s long-term air quality, climate, and public health goals will require a transition from the conventional combustion technologies to zero-emission everywhere feasible.  Diesel trucks operating near and within priority populations cause high cumulative exposure burden to air contaminants and criteria pollutants – reducing this burden is consistent with the goals of Assembly Bill 617. Promoting the development and use of zero-emission trucks and the infrastructure needed to support these vehicles will contribute to the goals set by Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-79-20, Executive Order B-55-18, and the Sustainable Freight Action Plan, and will help achieve emission reductions outlined in the draft scoping plan and in the updated Mobile Source Strategy, which will inform the State Implementation Plan.

This effort is part of a broader strategy to increase clean, affordable transportation options such as zero-emission technologies, innovative methods to improve freight activity, achieve carbon neutrality, and efficiency of transportation systems in California, consistent with Senate Bill (SB) 350 (de León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015), Assembly Bill (AB) 32 (Nuñez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006), and SB 32 (Pavley, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2016).  This effort is being carried out in collaboration with our sister agencies CEC, CPUC and GoBiz to support the statewide charging infrastructure assessment required in AB 2127 (Ting, Chapter 365, Statutes of 2018), and the statewide assessment of hydrogen fueling infrastructure and fuel production needed to support fuel cell powered trucks, buses and off-road vehicles required in SB 643 (Archuleta, Chapter 646, Statutes of 2021).


For specific questions about the workgroup meeting format and participation, please contact Leslie Goodbody by email or phone at (279) 208-7839. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service. If you need technical support during the workgroup meeting, please message Mr. Harinder Phagura during the webinar.

If you wish to learn more about the proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulation, please visit the Advanced Clean Fleets website. To receive updates and notices of upcoming meetings, please subscribe to the Advanced Clean Fleets email list.