There are more than 145 models of electric trucks (class 2-8) available today. Across the US, more than 1,200 electric trucks are already on the road and thousands more are in production and ordered. The market continues evolving to meet the needs of diverse communities and businesses that want cleaner air and a resilient and sustainable future. As the market continues to take shape, it will transform the trucking industry by decreasing the emissions and pollution that have historically been a byproduct of how our goods are moved and delivered. Massachusetts is committed to decreasing emissions and Mass Fleet Advisor, made possible by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center, can help fleets make the transition to zero-emission vehicles.
Massachusetts is poised to be a national leader for electric truck success, with new policies and programs intended to boost the range and capabilities of zero-emission models available locally while putting the technology within reach for fleets of all types in the Commonwealth with purchase assistance and utility support. In December 2021, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection adopted California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule, which requires vehicle manufacturers selling trucks in Massachusetts to sell an increasing share of zero-emission models beginning in model year 2025. This sends a strong signal to truck producers that trucking in Massachusetts is moving away from diesel in the near term.
To make these all-electric trucks more affordable, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources provides purchase assistance through the MOR-EV Trucks program. MOR-EV Trucks provides incentives of up to $90,000 to help offset the higher purchase price of electric trucks and is currently accepting applications.
Understanding how electric trucks fit into your operations and making a plan to integrate them are the first steps towards preparing your fleet for the changes ahead. Enroll in Mass Fleet Advisor to begin this process and let us help you envision and implement your electric fleet future today.