Starting May 1, 2023, the Green Operator program will open the first round of funding for Go-Zero, a program providing incentive of up to $200,000 for each zero-emission (ZEV) truck purchased and up to $100,000 for each near zero-emission (NZEV) truck purchased. Like the existing Green Operator program, the expectation is for drayage trucks to provide services to the Port of Virginia facilities. Unlike the current Green Operator program, scrappage of older diesel-powered trucks during diesel-to-diesel upgrades is not a requirement. However, an additional incentive of $25,000 will be made available if an older drayage truck is scrapped.
The Go-Zero application period will be open from May 1, 2023, through July 31, 2023. After the application period has ended, an evaluation will be conducted to determine awards. Look for additional information on the program through the Green Operator website. In the meantime, any questions can be directed to Ed Mihalski at email@example.com.
Visit their website: https://www.greenoperator.org/go-zero/
Eligible Trucks for Purchase
- Zero-emission (ZEV) – a vehicle that does not emit exhaust gas or other pollutants from the onboard source of power. Examples of ZEVs include battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
- Near zero-emission (NZEV) – a vehicle that produces zero emissions using technology that creates pathways to zero emission operation or incorporates other tech that significantly reduces vehicle emissions. Examples of NZEVs include trucks with an engine powered by Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).
GO-Zero Application and Instructions
To apply, please print, fill in and send to:
Virginia Green Operator Program
c/o Ed Mihalski, EcoLogix Group
P.O. Box 4
Kensington, MD 20895