The California Air Resources Board updated the point-of-sale incentive value for Range Energy’s 53-foot electric trailer up to $120,000 per unit through the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Voucher Project. In July 2023, Range became the first trailer electrification platform to be accepted into CORE, and initially, CARB offered an $80,000 incentive.
“Becoming eligible for CORE proved that trailers truly matter in the transition to electric, and that CARB recognizes the meaningful impact electric-powered trailers can have on reducing the emissions of the commercial trucking sector,” said Ali Javidan, founder and CEO of Range. “Increasing our trailer platform’s incentive value by $40,000 further solidifies that position and makes Range a realistic near-term solution for fleet owners and operators to deploy zero emissions equipment.”
Range said it is accelerating the electrification of commercial transportation through the development of powered trailers for the heavy-duty freight market. Its electric-powered trailers hook up to any diesel-powered truck today, doubling its gas mileage while cutting NOx emissions by 67%, according to the company.
As Range leverages the flexibility of its platform to include battery capacities up to 300 kWh, the CORE program voucher amount was extended to cover Range’s full product lineup.