This page last reviewed August 24, 2017

Advanced Clean Local Trucks (Last mile delivery and local trucks)

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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 and near-zero emission powered by clean, low-carbon renewable fuels everywhere else. ARB is in the process of developing proposals for new approaches and strategies to achieve this transition. The goal of this proposed strategy is to achieve NOx and GHG emission reductions through advanced clean technology, and to increase the penetration of the first wave of zero-emission heavy-duty technology into applications that are well suited to its use.



Fleets that operate in urban centers, have stop and go driving cycles, and are centrally maintained and fueled are well suited for introducing zero-emission technology . Promoting the development and use of advanced clean trucks will help ARB achieve its emission reduction strategies as outlined in the State Implementation Plan (SIP), Sustainable Freight Action Plan, Senate Bill (SB) 350, and Assembly Bill (AB) 32. ARB staff will be working in partnership with fleets that have been operating zero emission trucks and interested stakeholders to learn from past experiences and to identify early market opportunities for zero-emission trucks, primarily for class 3-7.


Questions or comments can be directed to lead staff Paul Arneja by phone at (916)322-5616 or by email at Paul.Arneja@arb.ca.gov.

What's New?

  • August 30, 2017  Workgroup Meeting:  Public workgroup meeting to discuss analysis of costs of advanced and conventional truck technologies in the California market, the state of the advanced technologies market and ongoing developments, factors affecting the demand of zero-emission vehicles, revisions to the previously discussed Energy Efficiency Ratio draft paper, and the Class 2B-3 market.  For more information, visit the Advanced Clean Truck meetings.
  • April 25, 2017  Workshop:  Public workshop to discuss a regulatory concept that would apply to chassis manufacturers, and a detailed discussion with the investor-owned utilities about the SB 350 proposals to remove barriers for transportation electrification.  For more information, visit the Advanced Clean Truck meetings.
  • January 20, 2017 ACLT Workgroup Meeting: Public workgroup meeting to discuss strategies for deploying advanced clean local trucks, regulatory strategy, methodologies, barriers, and information needs. For more information, visit the Advanced Clean Truck meetings.
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