The California Air Resources Board is investing $44.8 million in Inland Southern California to reduce emissions from goods movement trucks and equipment. The project, called Volvo LIGHTS, is a unique collaboration between the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Volvo Trucks and 14 other organizations to pioneer a range of vehicle, charging and workforce development innovations critical for the commercial success of battery electric trucks and equipment. Over a three-year project period, Volvo LIGHTS will demonstrate the ability for heavy-duty, battery electric trucks and equipment to reliably move freight between the city’s two major ports and warehouses throughout the region with less noise and zero emissions.
Volvo Trucks – LIGHTS Project
Watch this 3.5-minute video for an introduction on the project.
Volvo LIGHTS (Low Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions) is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. The total project cost is $90 million, with a funding award of $44.8 million.
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Volvo LIGHTS is an extraordinary union of public and private stakeholders that have the expertise, capital, and commitment to propel battery electric freight movement beyond the ‘demonstration’ phase into a widespread reality.