Work Group Meeting to Discuss Implementation of the Innovative Small e-Fleets Pilot

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February 17, 2022

Work Group Meeting to Discuss Implementation of the Innovative Small e-Fleets Pilot

Meeting will be held on March 3, 2022

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a public work group meeting on the implementation of the Innovative Small e-Fleets $25 million set-aside within the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), which was approved as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives (Funding Plan). The Innovative Small e-Fleets set-aside is intended to pilot funding for incentives geared towards helping small trucking fleets and independent owner operators access zero-emission trucks. At this meeting, staff will engage with stakeholders to define new mechanisms and criteria for the Innovative Small e-Fleets set-aside and develop associated updates to the Implementation Manual. The meeting agenda will be posted to the Low Carbon Transportation Investments and Air Quality Improvement Program website ahead of the meeting.

The work group meeting will be held via Zoom webinar at the following date and time:

Date:                   March 3, 2022
Time:                   9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Pacific

To participate in the workshop, please register before 9:00 am on March 3, 2022.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information to join the webinar either through a computer, digital device or via conference line. Each meeting link in the confirmation email is unique so please do not share it with others. Every person that wishes to participate needs to register separately and use the unique link sent to them to access the webinar. Please note that there is no in-person attendance option for this meeting. This meeting will be recorded. A link to the recording will be available two weeks after the meeting date on the Low Carbon Transportation Investments Meetings and Workshops page.



California Climate Investments Low Carbon Transportation Funding

The Low Carbon Transportation program is part of 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.  CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Program is designed to accelerate the transition to low carbon freight and passenger transportation with a priority on providing health and economic benefits to California’s most disadvantaged communities.  These investments support the State’s climate change strategy pillars of a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use in vehicles by 2030 and reducing short-lived climate pollutants and the Governor’s goal to deploy 5 million ZEVs by 2030.  These investments also reduce ozone precursor emissions and toxic diesel particulate emissions, supporting the State’s goals in these areas.

Since 2013, the Legislature has appropriated a total of over $3.6 billion to CARB for Low Carbon Transportation projects. These funds are being used to fund zero-emission and plug-in hybrid passenger vehicles through CVRP; light-duty vehicle equity projects to increase access to clean transportation in disadvantaged communities and for lower‑income Californians; deployment incentives for clean trucks and buses; and advanced technology demonstration projects for freight trucks and equipment.

More Information

Annual Funding Plan

The annual funding plan is each year’s blueprint for expending Low Carbon Transportation and AQIP funds appropriated to CARB in the State budget. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-22 Funding Plan covered a total of $1.5 billion in clean transportation appropriated to CARB in the Budget Act of 2021 as amended by SB 129 (Skinner, Chapter 69, Statutes of 2021) and SB 170 (Skinner, Chapter 240, Statutes of 2021). The Funding Plan, approved by the Board on November 19, 2021, allocated $569.5 million to HVIP and made several changes to project criteria. The policy modifications approved by the Board include the creation of set asides for public transit buses, public school buses, and drayage trucks, revisions to the existing voucher request caps policy and disadvantaged community voucher enhancement, and the establishment of the Innovative Small e-Fleets set-aside within HVIP to pilot incentives geared towards small trucking fleets and independent owner operators. Additionally, the Board approved new requirements that will come into effect in January 1, 2023 including the fleet size limits, and a requirement for Zero-emission Powertrain Certification for HVIP vehicle eligibility.

Low Carbon Transportation and AQIP investments have traditionally funded multiple technologies at different points on their commercialization arcs, overcoming deployment barriers, reducing production costs, promoting consumer acceptance, and accelerating technology transfer to other sectors. These programs are designed to achieve both immediate emission reductions and, as emphasized in Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-79-20, support the transformation of California’s vehicle and equipment fleet to one that is zero-emitting where feasible. In designing these investments, CARB strives to maximize the benefits for disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households.

More information about the FY 2021-22 Funding Plan is available.


If you have questions or comments regarding this work group, please contact Ms. Andrea Morgan.

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