On 12/6/22, Greater New Haven Clean Cities kicked off a campaign to engage CT truck fleet owners and operators in market and policy processes seeking to reduce emissions from medium and heavy duty vehicles.
There are more than 145,000 medium and heavy duty vehicles registered in Connecticut. These trucks, and to a smaller extent, buses and vans, make our lives possible. What they move is what we need.
Yet, while making up 6% of the vehicles on the road, these vehicles account for an outsized amount of the emissions that increase respiratory disease, undermine CT farms, and threaten our shoreline communities. Fortunately, new technologies and vehicles are emerging to guide us to cleaner-fueled vehicles, more comfortable to drive, and with reduced emissions.
The 12/6/22 Zoom meeting, attended by 45 public and private sector fleets, as well as vehicle manufacturers, fuel providers and upfitters, launched GNHCC’s campaign by
- presenting carrots and sticks that both federal and state government are employing
- delivering insights from existing fleet owners and managers
- pointing fleet owners and managers to existing resources
- offering areas where fleet owners might find additional assistance
This event was hosted by Greater New Haven Clean Cities, a non-profit designated by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote cleaner fuels (including electric, hydrogen, natural gas, and propane) and technologies for transportation. We provide education and technical assistance, and act as an intermediary between vehicle owners and managers and policymakers, vehicle makers, and technical experts at the Department of Energy’s national labs. On medium and heavy duty vehicles, we look forward to working with PURA, DEEP, EPA, MTAC, NAFA and our state and federal legislators.