The final document incorporates public comment, which reflects the views of a wide and diverse group of constituents.
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released a final report on the feasibility of deploying clean truck technology to begin meeting the ambitious zero-emissions goals set by the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP).
As reported in LM, the ports released a draft assessment last December, examining the current state of technology, operational characteristics, economic considerations, infrastructure availability and commercial readiness relating to cleaner drayage trucks.
The final document incorporates public comment, which reflects the views of a wide and diverse group of constituents. This includes the Union of Concerned Scientists, who note that the source of the Assessment’s “inaccurate” fuel efficiencies appear to be a reliance on fleet survey data and manufacturer data rather than side-by-side comparisons of diesel, natural gas, and battery technologies.
“While there is limited data comparing drayage trucks across these technology types, several comparisons exist in other truck applications that should be incorporated into the Assessment’s analysis,” stated the group.