ZEV Resource Hub
The Zero–Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Resource Hub is available to Sustainable Fleets members and aims to provide additional resources to help with fleets’ transition to zero-emission. This Hub has various resources on electric vehicles, infrastructure, funding, available utility programs, and more.
- HVIP – California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) provides point-of-sale vouchers to make advanced zero-emission vehicles more affordable. HVIP plays a crucial role in the deployment of zero-emission and near-zero-emission technologies.
- Total Cost of Ownership Estimator (TCO) – Assess the total costs of advanced vehicles compared to similar conventionally fueled options! Enter details about your fleet, duty cycle, and financial information, or use pre-set data to see an estimated payback period and itemized costs over the service life of both vehicles.
- Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) – The Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool is an interactive online resource to establish a current and shared knowledge base for worldwide commercially available offerings of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The tool aims to provide fleets and governments with comprehensive information, including regions where zero-emission brands are available for purchase, and the timeline over which additional models are expected to become available.
- Run on Less Electric Track Use Cases – In September 2021, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency worked with 13 fleet/OEM pairs and numerous supporting suppliers to stage a demonstration of commercial battery-electric vehicles (CBEVs) in four market segments—vans and step vans, medium-duty box trucks, terminal tractors, and heavy-duty regional haul tractors. The purpose was to demonstrate the viability of currently available CBEVs in these market segments and to encourage fleets to make investments in production CBEVs.
- EnergIIZE – The EnergIIZE Commercial Vehicles Project provides incentives for infrastructure buildout and helpful information on the technology that will support your EnergIIZE incentive application. See what technologies are eligible for EnergIIZE incentives, learn whether your commercial medium- and heavy-duty ZEV infrastructure site is eligible to participate in a Make-Ready program, and compare your electric and hydrogen equipment options in the regularly updated Technology Catalog.
- INSIGHT tool and other tools/resources – As the market for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles matures in California, fleets need guidance on the development of charging and refueling infrastructure. To help these fleets, CALSTART and ZappyRide have created a tool that takes the user through the infrastructure development process, recommends the appropriate equipment, and provides cost and time estimates.
- EnergIIZE IRC – The Infrastructure Readiness Center (IRC) provides you with tools and resources to assist you with your zero-emission vehicle and infrastructure deployment needs. Explore the tools below to help you with infrastructure planning, identifying funding resources, and evaluating the total cost of ownership of your vehicle fleet.
- National Programs – Federal, state, and local incentive programs that are currently available to assist fleet operators in the deployment of clean vehicles and equipment, and new infrastructure developments.
- California Focused Funding Finder – The Funding Finder Tool is designed to help stakeholders search and filter for medium- and heavy-duty alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure programs in the state of California.
- Southern California Edison Charge Ready Transport –The Charge Ready Transport Program gives your business the opportunity to install the infrastructure needed to support a fleet of medium- and heavy-duty EVs at low or no cost to you. By taking your fleet from gas/diesel to electric, you’ll have the unique opportunity to both help the environment and save on fuel and investment costs.
- PG&E EV Fleet – PG&E’s EV Fleet program helps fleets easily and cost-effectively install charging infrastructure so they can save money and eliminate tailpipe emissions.
- EDF Fleet Electrification Solutions Center – Everything you need to know about transitioning your Class 3-8 vehicles. Electrifying your fleet is a long-term strategy for your company. The journey is worth it, but until now, there hasn’t been a comprehensive map to guide your team through the process.
- Delivery FLEET – CALSTART’s Delivery First/Last-Mile Emissions Estimation Tool (Delivery FLEET 1.0) is an interactive software tool that assists delivery companies and other stakeholders in calculating the benefits and operational considerations of switching to zero-emission, first/last-mile delivery vehicles. The adoption of such vehicles aids in reducing fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions, thus helping to mitigate the effects of climate change and airborne pollution.
- CARB Medium- and Heavy-Duty Fleet Zero-Emission Vehicle Purchasing Support – To meet our air quality standards and greenhouse gas emission-reduction goals, California is working to transition truck and bus fleets to zero-emissions by 2045 everywhere feasible, and significantly earlier for certain market segments such as drayage applications. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) seeks to provide funding assistance, planning resources, and other support to fleets seeking to purchase these zero-emission vehicles. CARB staff is currently seeking input on what resources will be needed to successfully make this transition. This effort will help CARB, other California agencies, and local governments to strategize and develop California’s next steps towards a zero-emission future.
- Deployment Spotlights – These deployment spotlights are short case studies that share data about how HVIP-eligible vehicles have been deployed with fleets and how they performed.
- CALSTART’s Volvo Lights Project: Zero-Emission Goods Movement – This Zero-Emission Goods Movement fact sheet was developed based on data from the Volvo LIGHTS project. Volvo LIGHTS was a collaboration among 15 organizations to demonstrate zero-emission technologies, including forklifts, yard tractors, Class 7 trucks, and Class 8 tractors. Solar panels, workplace chargers, and energy storage systems were also installed to provide ZE electricity. CARB, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and Volvo Group provided $91.2 million to complete this project. CALSTART assisted with the deployment of equipment as well as data collection and analysis.