California to spend $363 million to put more clean vehicles in disadvantaged communities

By Central Valley Business Times.

The California Air Resources Board has adopted a revised funding plan for money from the cap-and-trade tax program that could lead to more “clean” vehicles in disadvantaged communities.

Spending will include buying increased numbers of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks and buses as well as rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles.

"The investment of $360 million from our cap-and-trade program for these low-carbon transportation projects will continue to drive the market for new technologies, and put more ultra-clean and zero-emission trucks, buses and cars into the communities throughout California that need them the most," says CARB Chairman Mary Nichols.