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Thermo King’s all-electric TRUs approved by CARB for CORE Project

Aug. 12, 2022
Customers in Calif. who purchase the e200 or e1000 transport refrigeration units for their trucks will be eligible to receive point-of-sale discounts through the California Air Resources Board’s Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project.

Thermo King, a strategic brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies announced that customers in California who purchase the all-electric e200 or e1000 transport refrigeration units (TRUs) for their trucks will be eligible to receive point-of-sale discounts through the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Clean Off-Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE).

The Thermo King e200 and e1000 TRU models are part of the company’s all-electric portfolio, branded evolve, which includes electric refrigeration solutions for truck, trailer, rail, air, and marine transport in North America, Latin America, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) regions. The evolve portfolio aligns with Thermo King customers’ goals to transition to more sustainable solutions for their fleets and will help advance Trane Technologies’ 2030 Sustainability Commitments, including its Gigaton Challenge to reduce customer greenhouse gas emissions by 1 billion metric tons.

“Our electrified portfolio has expanded significantly, and by 2023 Thermo King will have a low or zero-emission solution in every segment of cold chain transportation,” said Chris Tanaka, vice president of product management for Thermo King Americas. “Today’s announcement is one of the ways we are accelerating solutions for customers, particularly in California, who need immediate solutions and help to reach their zero-emission targets.”

What is the CORE incentive project?

CORE is a $125 million project, which is funded by California Climate Investments and intended to encourage California off-road equipment users to purchase or lease currently commercialized zero-emission off-road equipment. This streamlined voucher incentive project helps offset the higher cost of zero-emission technology with a point-of-sale discount.

This incentive project significantly helps customers finance their journey to achieve zero emissions by December 31, 2029, as outlined by CARB. CARB states that owners are required to turn over at least 15% of their truck TRU fleet operating in California to zero-emission technology each year beginning in 2023.

To learn more about the regulations and guidelines set by CARB, visit thermoking.com, or to view the full industry list of TRUs that are approved for the incentive, visit californiacore.org.