It was a highly beneficial forum for transportation companies as it allowed for one-on-one contact with those in charge of establishing the new CARB regulations, enabling a more efficient way of addressing doubts. The new regulations imply a medium to long-term impact on the industry and definitely pose numerous challenges for transportation companies due to the required level of investment, planning, and infrastructure needed to initiate this transition to zero-emission vehicles. However, just as the government is implementing new regulations, it is also developing programs and tools that can be extremely useful in making this transition as smooth as possible.
Whether you have a company with 50 trucks in your fleet or 20 trucks, the state of California is providing incentives to help everyone make the transition smoother. It is important that before you start your transition, you understand the needs of your company. Research the type of zero-emission vehicle that will serve you best: fully electric, hybrid, or hydrogen vehicle. Along with the vehicle comes the need to support it in your yard and on the road. California is investing millions of dollars in creating charging stations across the state, with more becoming functional every day. For home charging stations, make sure you contact your local provider. Some areas may not have the necessary energy grid to support an entire fleet of trucks, so plan ahead before making the significant purchase of an EV.
Although it may seem daunting at first, conducting thorough research and witnessing California’s commitment to helping companies transition make the shift to electric vehicles a less intimidating task. At Agramont Worldwide, we are excited to contribute to making California a cleaner state.