Calstart’s Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero program (Drive to Zero) has lauched an online tool aimed at cataloging models of current and upcoming zero-emission commercial trucks, buses, and off-road equipment. The Zero-Emission Technology Inventory (ZETI) tool creates a foundation for better understanding this developing technology segment. Drive to Zero plans to expand the tool in the coming months into a global index of commercially available zero-emission commercial vehicles.
“This sector is developing quickly and fleets as well as policymakers, cities, investors, and manufacturers need to understand what is truly available and what is in the real pipeline,” said Bill Van Amburg, executive vice president of CALSTART, a clean transportation accelerator. “We want to provide open access to information about these vehicles and eventually provide a regional picture of the sector so global fleets can grow smarter, investors can get a clearer picture, and policymakers can draft incentives or rules to plan around technologies that are both already out there and are coming soon.”
In addition to global vehicle availability information, ZETI provides users with granular data for current and known future offerings including weight/class, estimated payload/passenger capacity, driving range, and energy storage capacity. A timeline feature offers users a sneak peek at new model availability data indicating where and when new models will debut on a commercial scale.
Drive to Zero is designed to catalyze the growth of markets for zero- and near-zero-emission trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles. It unites key regions of change, along with leading manufacturers and fleet users, to collaboratively speed development and adoption through policies, financial incentives, infrastructure investments, and pilot projects that support early market success and create conditions for organic growth.
Originally posted on Government Fleet