Port of Oakland launches zero emissions vehicles trials

Port of Oakland launches zero emissions vehicles trials

The Port of Oakland has hosted the Zero Emissions Truck Ride and Drive event, providing port operators the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art zero emissions vehicles first-hand.

The port partnered with the Harbor Trucking Association, CALSTART, California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emissions Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and PG&E to bring zero emissions vehicles to life on 15 September at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

The event provided a glimpse at future technology for port drayage drivers, motor carriers, and other port community members and stakeholders as they were given the opportunity to experience being behind the wheel of battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks.

They also had the opportunity to talk to experts about transitioning fleets to trucks powered by clean technology.

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Event attendees got to:

  • Experience the latest in zero-emissions truck technology;
  • Learn about local charging and parking locations;
  • Learn about financing options and funding incentives; and
  • Learn about CARB state drayage regulations.

“This event provided port operators with the invaluable opportunity to experience new zero emissions technology first-hand,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director, Bryan Brandes.

“Events like this are an essential component to helping us realise our goal as a zero emissions port.”

In July 2023, the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), the Port of Oakland, and the City of Oakland announced significant milestones for two major transportation enhancement projects.

More recently this September, the Port of Oakland announced that it has generated approximately 98,345 local jobs.

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