The California Air Resources Board (CARB) updated the point-of-sale incentive value for Range Energy’s 53’ electric trailer, the RA, from the original $80,000/unit to up to $120,000/unit through the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Voucher Project. CORE first accepted Range’s trailer electrification platform in July 2023.
“Becoming eligible for CORE proved that trailers truly matter in the transition to electric, and that CARB recognizes the meaningful impact electric powered trailers can have on reducing the emissions of the commercial trucking sector,” said Ali Javidan, founder and CEO of Range. “Increasing our trailer platform’s incentive value by $40,000 further solidifies that position and makes Range a realistic near-term solution for fleet owners and operators to deploy zero emissions equipment.”
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Range’s electric-powered trailers hook up to any diesel-powered truck today, doubling its gas mileage while cutting NOx emissions by 67%, the company stated.
CORE, part of the state-wide initiative California Climate Investments, is designed to help California fleet owners and operators deploy zero emissions equipment, providing a voucher process by which they can receive funding to offset the cost of cleaner off-road equipment as well as develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. As Range leverages its platform to include battery capacities up to 300 kWh, the CORE program voucher amount was extended to cover Range’s full product lineup.