Range Energy makes electrified semi-trailers for the heavy-duty freight market. Range’s trailer, which is equipped with a battery pack (up to 300 kWh), an electric motor and (as a bonus) off-road mobile power, can be used with any semi-tractor, and the company says it can double the fuel mileage of a diesel rig while cutting NOx emissions by 67 percent.
Now the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has increased the point-of-sale incentive value for Range’s 53-foot electric trailer, the RA, from $80,000 to up to $120,000 per unit, through the Clean Off-Road Equipment (CORE) Voucher Project.
CORE provides a streamlined voucher process by which California fleet owners and operators can receive funding to offset the cost of cleaner vehicles and off-road equipment. The CORE voucher program now covers Range’s full product lineup.
“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.”
Source: Range Energy