Port of Los Angeles issues call for zero-emissions truck proposals

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The Port of Los Angeles has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) seeking one or more teams of trucking companies and truck manufacturers to demonstrate zero-emissions short-haul drayage trucks.

The Port is offering up to $300,000 per truck toward the cost of 10 zero-emissions trucks and related infrastructure, with $3 million total in grant funding available.

Proposals will be accepted through 3pm on 4 January 2022.

The RFP directly supports the advancement of zero-emissions trucks to achieve the San Pedro Bay ports’ climate goals set forth in the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update.

CAAP goals include transitioning the full drayage fleet serving the port complex to zero-emissions trucks by 2035.

Teams submitting proposals must consist of at least one licensed motor carrier (LMC) and one heavy-duty truck original equipment manufacturer (OEM).

The pilot project will test the capabilities of current model zero-emissions drayage trucks in port operations within a radius of approximately 25 miles or less.

More than one proposal may be awarded a grant. The project and incentives are subject to approval by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners.

All LMCs must be Port of LA Clean Truck Program concessionaires in good standing and registered in the Port Drayage Truck Registry, and all OEMs must provide proven truck models.

To foster small business participation and economic equity, bonus points are available for proposals with LMCs that operate five trucks.

In June the port teamed up with partners to launch five new hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and the opening of two hydrogen fuelling stations.

As part of the $82.5 million Shore-to-Store (S2S) project, over a dozen public and private sector partners have collaborated for a 12-month demonstration of the FCEVs.

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