New alternative fuel truck demo programme starts in California

More than 30 different zero emission and alternative fuel medium- and heavy-duty trucks are now available for demonstrations in the California Central Valley. This is the largest truck demo programme of its kind in California, and includes Autogas, natural gas and battery-electric vehicles.

Box trucks, tractors, cargo vans, cutaway vans, and more are available for demonstration by fleets. Station developers are also participating and providing fleet operators the chance to learn about existing or planned fuelling infrastructure in their area.

The programme fills a need that has been developing over the Spring and Summer months. COVID-19 cancelled or postponed almost every trade and equipment show this year, so there have not been opportunities for fleets to experience new trucks on a trade show floor or at a ride and drive event. In-person experiences provided through this truck demo programme are one of the few ways for fleets to check out new trucks and technologies—which may not be available to see on dealer lots.

Fleets participating in the programme have a vehicle brought directly to their facility so they can kick the tires in person. In select cases, and subject to availability, some trucks may be loaned for several days for demonstration trials. For more information, please visit this link.

11 November 2020