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arbcombo -- Draft Medium- and Heavy-Duty Battery Electric Trucks and Buses Technology Assessment Released for Public Comment Posted: 14 Oct 2015 13:40:17
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) announces the release of the draft document “Technology Assessment: Medium- and Heavy-Duty Battery Electric Trucks and Buses.” This draft technology assessment identifies the status of battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology that can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) and criteria pollutant emissions from Class 2b through Class 8 vehicles (gross vehicle weight of 8,501 pounds and up). The draft technology assessment discusses BEV components such as motors and batteries, charging systems, costs, and benefits, and discusses trucks and buses that are commercially available or in demonstration stages, including transit buses, school buses, medium-duty trucks and shuttle buses and heavy-duty trucks. Sources of information used in the draft assessment include an extensive list of published reports, research papers, and documented conversations with technology experts. The draft technology assessment can be viewed and downloaded from the ARB’s technology and fuels assessment webpage at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/tech/tech.htm We encourage interested parties to submit comments on the draft technology assessment through the technology and fuels assessment web page for public comments at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/tech/techreport/comments.htm. We request to receive comments within 30 days of the posting of this draft assessment, if possible. ARB staff will provide an informational update to the Board on this draft technology assessment, along with the draft technology assessments for fuel cell and hybrid heavy-duty vehicles, at the November 19, 2015, Board meeting in Sacramento. The public agenda will be available 10 days before the meeting and may be accessed at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/board/meetings.htm If you have questions regarding the draft technology assessment, please contact Dr. Marijke Bekken, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at 916-322-8987, or at Marijke.Bekken@arb.ca.gov. Background: California has made substantial progress in reducing emissions from mobile sources, but further reductions are needed to meet California’s air quality and climate goals. These goals include: •Meeting 2023 and 2032 ambient ozone air quality standards, which staff estimates will require a 90 percent reduction in NOx emissions below the 2010 baseline emission inventory in the South Coast air basin, with substantial reductions needed in the San Joaquin Valley and other non-attainment areas of the state as well; •Meeting the newly proposed federal ozone standard, which staff estimates will be even more challenging to attain than the 2032 standard; •Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020; •Achieve a 40 percent reduction in GHG emissions from 1990 levels by 2030; •Achieving an 80 percent reduction in GHG emissions from 1990 levels by 2050; •Reduce petroleum use in cars and trucks by up to 50 percent by 2030; and •Produce at least 50 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Heavy-duty vehicles greater than 8,500 pounds emit about a fifth of the total GHG emissions associated with transportation sources in the State, which is about eight percent of the statewide total. In addition, these vehicles account for 33% of NOx emissions from all statewide sources. Because trucking emissions are such a significant source of GHG and criteria pollutant emissions, achieving reductions within the trucking sector is a key component in the strategy to meet California’s climate and air quality goals. The technology assessments were prepared by staff from ARB, along with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff. They were discussed at workshops in September 2014 and at the December 2014 ARB board meeting. More information on the assessments is available at ARB’s website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/tech/tech.htm. An overview of the technology assessments was released in April 2014 and is available on ARB’s website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/tech/report.htm. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: bus-act, caphase2ghg, ccms, gmbond, hdghg, icat, ms-mailings, onrdiesel, phaselghg, porttruck, truck-idling.