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California joint electric truck scaling initiative
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The Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) will achieve the largest single deployment of battery-electric Class 8 trucks in North America to date.

This groundbreaking project, happening in Southern California, will significantly advance the market penetration of zero-emission technology and achieve emission reductions at scale

2 Fleet
Operators

100 Battery-Electric Trucks

Volvo Trucks North America and Daimler Truck North America will produce a combined 100 Class 8 battery-electric trucks for regional haul and drayage.

50 Truck
Chargers

1MW Solar Energy Generation

To charge the vehicles, heavy-duty chargers will be installed at two sites. The chargers at NFI's Ontario facility will utilize renewable electricity generated through solar power, supported by 5 MWh of battery energy storage.

JETSI will deliver substantial emission reductions and mitigate negative health impacts from goods movement-related activities along Southern California's freight corridors.

Core Project Benefts

5.5 Million
DGEs

of diesel fuel will be displaced over the eight-year project

8,200 Metric
Tons

of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) will be reduced each year

5 Weighted
Tons

of criteria pollutants will be avoided each year by displacing diesel

239 Long-Term
Jobs

sustained, including drivers and service technicians

$16.8+ Million

in regional economic activity as result of site construction

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Project Partners
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Funding Partners

JETSI is the first battery-electric truck project jointly financed by California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Energy Commission (CEC), which together awarded the project $27 million. Additional funding was provided by South Coast AQMD, MSRC, the San Pedro Bay Ports and SCE. This Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project 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.