SoCalGas Hosts Webinar on Natural Gas Vehicle Funding


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is hosting a complimentary webinar to learn about funding available for natural gas vehicles through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s (SJVAPCD) “Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program.”

The 45-minute webinar will be held Thursday, June 29, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time.

According to SoCalGas, medium-duty and heavy-duty natural gas trucks offer the most cost-effective NOx emission-reduction benefits and can provide the power, performance and range needed to move freight throughout California and the nation.

The company notes that Mike Bolin, SoCalGas account executive, and Stephanie Hitchman, senior air quality specialist from the SJVAPCD, will be panelists.

Bolin is expected to present on how SoCalGas can help truck operators apply for $100,000 in funding for a vehicle equipped with a Cummins Westport near-zero-emission natural gas engine, which has NOx emissions comparable to those created when charging a heavy-duty battery-electric vehicle.

Hitchman will speak to the financial incentives available to upgrade equipment used in freight movement, including key eligibility criteria, technology options and funding amounts, and deadlines and application overview.

As reported, fleets throughout California can apply for funding through their districts as long as they are engaged in the movement of goods within designated California trade corridors and have operated at least 75% in California for the past two years, including 10% within in the SJVAPCD boundaries.


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