Truck owners operating in California may receive a $65,000 grant for every diesel truck that they replace with a new natural gas model.
Clean Energy Fuels wants to help truck owners apply for California’s Prop. 1B program and will handle all of the paperwork, free of charge. Applications are due Nov. 20.
To be eligible for the grant funds, for the past two years the truck must have been registered in California and run 90 percent of its annual mileage in California. It also must be equipped with a diesel engine model year 2009 or older.
In May, UPS entered into an agreement to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for its delivery vehicle fleet from Clean Energy Fuels, making it the largest RNG users in the US shipping industry.