Clean Fleet, Clean Cities worked to fill policy gaps to accelerate fleet renovations with soot-free and zero-emission vehicles in Mexico.
P4G provided the partnership with $100,000 in catalytic grant funding.
The partnership engaged with local and federal regulators to design and implement a set of policies and incentives that could improve the voluntary green freight program in Mexico City (Programa de Autorregulación). One of the main changes includes providing incentives only to filter-based technologies and to electric vehicles in order to reduce particle-based emissions from the freight sector.
Clean Fleets, Clean Cities evaluated the economic feasibility of the incentives and programs and shared this knowledge and recommendations with other stakeholders including fleet operators, government officials and financial organizations. The partnership also focused on raising awareness about adopting cleaner technologies by hosting a series of panels where experts gathered to discuss opportunities and challenges of decarbonizing the freight sector. Watch the discussions here.
Going forward, the partnership plans to continue promoting electrification strategies that enable local manufacturing, as well as work with smaller operators to access finance and technology.
Accelerate a zero-emission fleet transition
The technical Support from ICCT has helped to develop a strategy to control heavy-duty vehicle emissions by regulating traffic hours of these vehicles during contingency days (days with air quality concentration levels higher than set standards), as well as to create incentives for the replacement of these vehicles with DPF equipped trucks.