Class 8 Fuel Cell Electric Truck Info Page

In California, 40% of greenhouse gas emissions are sourced from the transportation sector. Heavy-duty (HD) trucking makes up 21% of these emissions and 26% of statewide emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx). i Therefore, the State is implementing the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation, to drive the adoption of zero-emission Class 8 truck tractors as a percentage of sales in California by 2030.ii In response, Class 8 truck OEMs are investing in the development of fuel cell electric trucks (FCETs) to meet market needs.

State of Market Readiness

Infrastructure Availability

HD fueling stations operational today

Announced future HD stations

Ontario, CA - TravelCenters of America
Carson, CA
Colton, CA
West Sacramento, CA

First Element Fuel - Port of Oakland, CA

Mobile Refueler Availability


Infrastructure Incentives

Energiize - Up to 75% of hydrogen equipment costs can be covered for drayage fleets and up to 50% for non-drayage fleets.

Vehicle Incentives

The Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) - $240,000+ per vehicle vouchers available, plus more for drayage and small fleets.

Inflation Reduction Act - $40,000 tax credit to end users.

CARB Carl Moyer (check with local air district) - Scrap and replace program with up to $410,000 per vehicle.

VW Settlement Fund - $200,000 per vehicle.


CARB Advanced Clean Fleets

High Priority Fleets

Drayage Truck Fleets - Starting January 1, 2024, all newly-added drayage trucks must be zero emission and by January 1, 2035, all drayage trucks operating in California must be zero emission.

CARB Fact Sheet: 2023 Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation - Drayage Truck Requirements / California Air Resources Board

CARB Advanced Clean Trucks

SCAQMD WAIRE Program   - A point system with monetary value for warehouses in the South Coast Air Basin based on their zero emission equipment and truck deliveries.

EPA Proposed Rule: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles – Phase 3

Policy asks:
Weight exemptions
Near Zero Emissions Flexibility - ACF
Further incentives
Mobile fueler incentives

Looking Towards the Future

Large OEM FCET Announcements
Volvo Trucks
Daimler Trucks North America / Accelera (Cummins)

Liquid Hydrogen Trucks Testing
Daimler Truck tests fuel-cell truck with liquid hydrogen
Hyzon Motors Successfully Completes First Customer Demo Of Liquid Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck

US DOE Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program - or H2Hubs–includes up to $7 billion to establish six to 10 regional clean hydrogen hubs across America.

For More Information

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership
Center for Hydrogen Safety
CaFCP Truck Vision Report

OEM websites
CellCentric (Volvo, Daimler)
Cummins (Accelera)

TCO Calculator
NREL Fast Flow Future for Heavy Duty Truck
NREL Levelized Cost of Dispensed Hydrogen for Heavy-Duty Vehicles