Thermo King customers in California who purchase the all-electric e200 or e1000 transport refrigeration units (TRUs) for their trucks will be eligible to receive point-of-sale discounts through the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE).
The Thermo King e200 and e1000 TRU models are part of the company’s all-electric portfolio, branded evolve, which includes electric refrigeration solutions for truck, trailer, rail, air, and marine transport in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa regions.
“Our electrified portfolio has expanded significantly, and by 2023 Thermo King will have a low or zero-emission solution in every segment of cold chain transportation,” said Chris Tanaka, vice president of product management for Thermo King Americas. “Today’s announcement is one of the ways we are accelerating solutions for customers, particularly in California, who need immediate solutions and help to reach their zero-emission targets.”
CORE is a $125 million project, which is funded byCalifornia Climate Investments and intended to encourage California off-road equipment users to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road equipment. This streamlined voucher incentive project helps offset the higher cost of zero-emission technology with a point-of-sale discount.
This incentive project significantly helps customers finance their journey to achieve zero emissions by Dec. 31, 2029, as outlined by CARB. CARB states that owners are required to turn over at least 15% of their truck TRU fleet operating in California to zero-emission technology each year beginning in 2023.