Interest Grows in Pennsylvania’s Grant Program to Electrify Fleets

Pennsylvania’s new $12.7 million environmental grant program to electrify freight truck fleets is generating interest from municipal and commercial truck fleet owners.

The “Electrifying Truck Fleets for Cleaner Air in Our Communities” program was launched in November to create a transformational change in transportation and combat air pollution by helping to electrify local freight trucks, the state’s Department of Environmental Protection said.

The grant application deadline has been extended by a month to March 31 to allow applicants more time to develop their fleet electrification plans prior to applying. To participate, an applicant must schedule and hold a pre-application meeting with DEP no later than March 1…

Funding will cover local freight trucks (garbage, recycling, utility and delivery trucks), electric vehicle charging infrastructure and installation. Those receiving the grants must scrap older diesel vehicles within two years and have new EV trucks on the road.