The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are among the recipients of $20 million in grants awarded Monday by the California Air Resources Board to accelerate California’s transition to zero-emission off-road equipment in the freight, agriculture and waterborne mass transit sectors.
The grants includes $2.8 million for the Los Angeles Harbor Department for a battery-electric switcher locomotive at the Port of Los Angeles, $8.8 million for the Center for Transportation and the Environment for a fuel-cell powered top loader with wireless inductive charging at the Port of Los Angeles, and $5.3 million to the Long Beach Harbor Department for three battery-electric top handlers and two zero-emission yard trucks.
“These grants allow California to demonstrate promising cutting-edge technologies on the cusp of commercialization,” CARB Executive Officer Richard Corey said. “Zero-emission technologies help to reduce harmful emissions around our ports and other communities disproportionately impacted by pollution.”
The projects are part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that invests cap-and-trade funds into environmental initiatives.