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LA backs hydrogen trucks to cut port emissions

Port of Los Angeles seeks to eliminate emissions from myriad short-haul vehicles by 2030

The Port of Los Angeles is taking hydrogen fuel-cell electric-vehicle (FCEV) trucks seriously as a way to decarbonise the movement of goods. Earlier this month, the port took delivery of five class 8 heavy duty FCEV haulers co-manufactured by US-based Kenworth and Japan's Toyota. Another five are still to be delivered. The new haulers from part of the Port of Los Angeles’ Clean Air Action Plan, which seeks to eliminate port emissions from myriad short-haul vehicles—everything from port handling equipment to harbour trucks—by 2030. Chris Cannon, director of environmental management at the Port of LA, says that although hydrogen costs are still high and need to come down, the new trucks easi

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