Zero Emission Vehicle Workshop
North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) and Dallas Fort Worth Clean Cities (DFWCC) in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) hosted a Zero Emission Vehicle Workshop on April 25th for over 100 fleet managers, local governments, IH-45 stakeholders, and industry experts. This workshop was hosted to continue to educate as well as allow for discussion of Zero Emission Heavy Duty vehicles and the role they play in reducing local NOx and CO2 levels in Texas. With the transportation sector being the largest source of air pollution, medium and heavy-duty vehicles such as Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and Hydrogen vehicles will play an important role in reducing global emissions. To give a real-world present-day example of how ZEVs are already affecting the market, HEB spoke about how they’ve implemented ZEVs in their shipping operations. After the panelist workshop sessions concluded, Holt Trucking, a Ride-and-Drive participant brought out their Nikola TRE BEV for people to get hands on experience with. EDF wrote a blog post on the event here.