The Port of Oakland announced it has added 10 new electric trucks as part of a project aimed at reducing pollutants generated by its seaport operators, according to CBS San Francisco. The new fleet of Peterbilt electric trucks cost $5.1 million, and were purchased using a grant from the California Air Resources Board, according to port officials. As part of the project, the port also spent $1.7 million to install 10 charging stations.
During the project, port officials will collect emissions reduction data and monitor the trucks to determine how effectively they run, while having fully-loaded containers. The data will be shared with other U.S. foreign ports.