Small business owners who operate freight and goods movement vehicles in New York have an exciting opportunity to participate in this focus group and receive a $125 gift card. You can sign up here (please do so ASAP as space is limited).
New York’s Climate Act has ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from freight vehicles that burn diesel, which creates disproportionate health impacts on communities near roadways. To understand how to overcome the present barriers to deploying more zero emission freight vehicles on the road, New York State Agencies are hosting this focus group for representatives of small businesses that operate freight vehicles (such as delivery trucks, cargo vans, and passenger buses) that are registered in New York.
The focus group questions will be designed to understand the unique insights and real-world experience participants have with freight vehicles. This will help New York agencies gain a practical understanding of how to increase the use of medium- and heavy-duty zero emission freight vehicles.
This research is led by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Please contact Climate Justice Adviser Sameer Ranade at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The NYC Clean Trucks Program is circulating this information and the link to participate in the focus group as a courtesy to our stakeholders to help shape a zero emission future for New York.
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For companies interested in incentives to convert to cleaner vehicles, the New York City Clean Trucks Program may work for you. The program offers rebate incentive funding to reduce diesel exhaust emissions by replacing older, heavy polluting diesel trucks with new battery-electric, or EPA emission compliant alternative fuel (compressed natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and plug-in hybrid) and diesel trucks. Funding is available from $12,000 up to $185,000 per truck replacement, depending on fuel type and truck class size.
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