Thursday: California Workshop For Zero-Emission Drayage Truck & Infrastructure Pilot Project

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California is a world leader in vehicle electrification, and we’re increasingly seeing that in the industrial vehicle sector. If you want to be involved in leading-edge discussions about heavy-duty electric trucks, your chance to do so is this coming Thursday.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are co-hosting a virtual workshop this Thursday on the solicitation for the Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project that is coming up. In this workshop, the agencies are soliciting feedback for the solicitation. (Got that?)

The exact time is: 1:00–4:00 pm (California time) on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Information for how to join is on the bottom of this article.

What exactly is the Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project? Glad you asked. The project’s goal is “to fund large-scale deployments of 50 or more Class 8 zero emission trucks per fleet to assess the ability of vehicle manufacturers to produce large numbers of zero-emission Class 8 trucks and to assess the ability of fleets to recharge or refuel large numbers of trucks on a daily basis in revenue service.”

CARB will provide up to $20 million for “large scale deployments of zero-emission Class 8 trucks” and CEC will provide up to $20 million for “equipment and infrastructure to support those vehicles.”

Much more detail on the project and workshop is available here [PDF]. Here’s information on how to join the workshop:

Zoom is the CEC’s online meeting service. When attending remotely, presentations will appear on your computer/laptop/mobile device screen, and audio may be heard via the device or telephone. Please be aware that the Zoom meeting will be recorded. Zoom technical support is available at (888) 799-9666 ext. 2, or you may contact the CEC’s Public Advisor’s Office at, or (800) 822-6228.

    • Meeting ID: 922 8494 4068
    • Meeting Password: Drayage20

Via Computer:

Participants may join this workshop by accessing Zoom at You may also access the workshop by going to the Zoom web page at, and enter the unique meeting ID 922 8494 4068 and entering the meeting password Drayage20. When prompted, enter your name and email address. To comment, use the “raise hand” feature so that the administrator can unmute your line.

Via Telephone Only:

To participate by telephone, call Zoom at (888) 853-5257 or (888) 475-4499 (toll free). When prompted, enter the unique meeting ID 922 8494 4068. To comment over the telephone, dial *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute your phone line.

Top image: Class 8 electric truck courtesy BYD

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