Medium- and heavy-duty long-haul and drayage trucks comprise the second largest categories of GHG emissions in the transportation sector and goods movement represents the region’s largest source of air pollution. This category represents a streamlined effort to map out the future of zero emissions goods movement in the region.

Goods Movement

Guiding Principles

Ensure that infrastructure planning and investments support modern zero-emission freight corridors

Improve freight efficiency and transition goods movement to zero-emissions technologies

Increase competitiveness and future economic growth within the freight sector in the Greater LA region and across California

Sectors and Targets


Goods charging infrastructure

10,000-100,000 zero emission chargers installed for goods movement
  • Low: SCE’s target based on May 2018 CPUC decision.
  • High: Based on number of heavy-duty and medium-trucks.

Heavy-duty drayage trucks

10-40% of drayage trucks on the road are zero emissions
  • Low: SCE target for 2030 scaled to 2028
  • High: Aggressive target to support Paris and to meet Clean Air Action Plan to meet zero emissions by 2035

Heavy-duty long haul trucks

5-25% of trucks on the road are zero emission vehicles
  • Low: SCE target for 2030 scaled to 2028
  • High: Aggressive target to support Paris

Medium-duty delivery trucks

25-50% of medium-duty delivery trucks are electric
  • Low: UPS target 25% by 2025
  • High: 100% is based on discussions with GM on desire for delivery electrification

Marine shipping & freight trains

Begin electrification of shipping and freight rail in the region


Ensure local delivery drones are electric

Types of Questions We Are Considering for Next Year

How do we standardize the plug design for medium- and heavy-duty trucks?

How can we ensure sufficient investment in research for advanced battery technologies that can meet the demands of medium- and heavy-duty trucks?

How do we develop the right business models and market signals to bring zero emissions trucks to cost parity with fossil-fuel trucks?