Project Title & Description
CALSTART Consortium Hybrid Truck Emission Reduction Program
This assistance agreement provides funding to CALSTART under the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. This project will replace 51 conventional heavy-duty diesel trucks with hybrid diesel-electric trucks. The vehicles operate in New York City, Upstate New York and New Jersey. The project will create or preserve approximately 71.5 jobs in the vehicle manufacturing sector, which employs large numbers of low and middle income workers, whose incomes have decreased greatly in the current recesion. The project will improve air quality and provide public health benefits by reducing emissions of nitrogen oxides by 12.6 tons per year and particulate matter by 0.24 tons per year.