Port of Oakland brings zero emissions vehicles to life

Oakland, Calif. – September 20, 2023:  The Port of Oakland joined forces with community partners to host a Zero Emissions Truck Ride and Drive event, providing port operators the opportunity to experience state-of-the-art zero emissions vehicles firsthand.

The Port partnered with Harbor Trucking Association, CALSTART, California’s Hybrid and Zero-Emissions Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP), California Air Resources Board (CARB), and PG&E to bring zero emissions vehicles to life on Friday, September 15 at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park.

The event provided a glimpse at future technology for port drayage drivers, motor carriers, and other port community members and stakeholders as they were given the opportunity to experience being behind the wheel of battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell trucks. They also had the opportunity to talk to experts about transitioning fleets to trucks powered by clean technology.

Event attendees got to:

  • Experience the latest in zero-emissions truck technology;
  • Learn about local charging and parking locations;
  • Learn about financing options and funding incentives; and
  • Learn about CARB state drayage regulations.

“This event provided port operators with the invaluable opportunity to experience new zero emissions technology firsthand,” said Port of Oakland Maritime Director Bryan Brandes. “Events like this are an essential component to helping us realize our goal as a zero emissions port.”


About the Port of Oakland 

The Port of Oakland generates vital economic activity, community benefits and environmental innovation, as the Port decarbonizes its operations for a cleaner and greener future. Along with its partners, the Port supports 98,000 jobs in the region and $174 billion in annual economic activity. The Port oversees Oakland International Airport, the Oakland Seaport and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square, and a publicly owned utility. The Port of Oakland is Everyone’s Port! Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook and Twitter, or with the Port on LinkedIn, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts

Robert Bernardo
Port of Oakland
Communications Director
(510) 627-1401
[email protected]

Marilyn Sandifur

Port of Oakland Communications Manager (510) 627-1193 [email protected]



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