Port of Oakland Adds Electric Trucks

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New electric charging stations for battery electric trucks at Port of Oakland.
New electric charging stations for battery electric trucks at Port of Oakland.

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.