Air regulators say zero-emission trucks at Ontario yard will help “build the future”

Source: KVCR 91.9

NFI Solutions, a supply chain company, transformed a run-down RV and boat lot into a zero-emission truck yard.

The new yard features 50 electric trucks that move goods between the ports of Los Angeles and warehouse hubs in the Inland Empire.

Diesel trucks emit smog and tiny particles into the air that are known to cause respiratory diseases for people living near freeways and warehouses.

NFI officials say their battery-powered trucks and electric charging ports will help replace up to 3 million gallons of diesel fuel per year.

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Funding Partners

JETSI is jointly financed by California Air Resources Board and California Energy Commission ($26.98 million), MSRC ($8 million), and South Coast AQMD ($5.4 million), with an additional $21.7 million from Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles, Southern California Edison, NFI, and Schneider. JETSI is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program 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.