What is the difference between a zero-emission (ZEV) and near zero- emission (NZEV) vehicle?
- Zero-emission vehicles do not emit exhaust gas or other pollutants from the onboard source of power. Examples of ZEVs include battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
- Near zero-emission vehicles use zero emission technologies, technologies that provide a pathway to zero emission operations, or incorporates other technologies that significantly reduce vehicle emissions. Examples of NZEVs include trucks with an engine that is powered by Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), or Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).
Are truck conversion kits eligible for the Go-Zero incentive?
- Conversion kits are not permitted for this incentive.
How is this program different from the Green Operator program?
- While the Green Operator program replaces older diesel trucks with newer diesel trucks, the GO-ZERO program provides incentives to the purchase of ZEV and NZEV trucks and does NOT require the scrapping of an older truck. However, GO-Zero does offer an extra incentive for participants who elect to scrap an older truck, but it is not required.
Where can I charge my battery electric-powered truck?
- As public charging/fueling options are limited in the near term; applicants will likely need to install charging/fueling stations within their facility location. Truck dealers can provide pricing on charging stations, as well as third party providers. Please refer to the list of truck dealer/manufacturers document on the Green Operator website. Applicants will need to evaluate the feasibility of such installations. For electric charging stations, coordination with the local utility will be needed to assess what site improvements may be needed to supply sufficient power to the charging stations.