Near-Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Truck


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Near-Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Plug-In Hybrid-Electric Truck
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. will develop and demonstrate a commercial-ready near-zero emission, heavy-duty, hybrid-electric truck. The project involves design and assembly of a hybrid powertrain, emissions testing, and controls optimization. The test truck will be demonstrated at UC Riverside on a chassis dynamometer to characterize performance and emissions. The test truck will also be demonstrated in a real-world fleet operation for at least six months.

Contact Information

Peter Chen
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Downey, Fresno, Milpitas, Riverside
Fresno, Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301 existing facilities provides an exemption for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing structures, facilities, mechanical equipment or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing. This project will involve vehicle development, testing, and demonstration, as well as the installation of a small vehicle charging station, all at an existing lab, existing manufacturing facilities, and an existing fleet yard, and will constitute the operation and minor alteration of these existing facilities. The project will involve negligible or no expansion of use beyond that currently existing. No electrical service upgrade is required. Similar activities are already conducted at these facilities.

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