The Latest On CARB’s Zero Emission Forklift Requirements

by Ryan Huggins

You know about California’s policies to phase out gasoline powered cars and trucks, but did you know forklifts are also included in this plan?  As part of Executive Order N-79-20 to transition California to zero emission vehicles, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is tasked with creating rules to transition all California forklifts to Zero Emission Forklifts

While we know regulations are no one’s favorite topic, we want to be sure our partners aren’t caught off-guard when the new rules come into place.  And more importantly that our partners are getting the LCFS revenue that comes with converting more of your fleet to Zero-Emission (i.e. Electric) Forklifts.

To help you stay current, PineSpire has boiled down the most recent updates from CARB’s August 17th webinar on the draft Zero-Emission Forklift rule.

What counts as Zero-Emission: 

This regulation is targeting zero tailpipe emissions, which in practical terms requires using an electric forklift powered by a battery or a fuel-cell.

The Regulation is phasing out Internal Combustion (IC) forklifts that run off of diesel, gasoline or propane

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Electrify Your Yard Goat – Funding Available!

by pinespire

Yard Goats can eat up a lot of time and resources keeping old diesel engines in compliance with tightening air quality regulations.  Valley Air has grant funding currently available to solve that problem.  With Valley Air’s current Truck Replacement Grant, you can apply for grant funding of up to $200,000 for a new all-electric yard goat. 

Moving to a zero-emission all-electric yard goat will get you out of the cycle of air quality mitigation and reporting and back to focusing on your operations. The all-electric vehicles, available from several manufacturers, are easy to operate, lower fuel and maintenance cost, and most importantly create revenue from vehicle charging credits in CARB’s LCFS program every time you use them. PineSpire has many customers already operating these heavy-duty EVs and earning LCFS credits.  

Things to know:

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