Toyota and Kenworth will use a total of 10 trucks as part of the Zero-and-Near-Zero Emission Freight Facilities Project (ZANZEFF), hauling cargo received at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, throughout the LA Basin.


CARB has granted $41 million dollars to the Port of Los Angeles for the ZANZEFF project under the California Climate Investments, a California initiative that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhancing the economy and improving public health and the environment.

Pioneered by the Port of Los Angeles with leading support from Toyota, Kenworth, and Shell, the project provides a large-scale 'Shore-to-Store' plan and a hydrogen fuel cell electric technology framework for freight facilities to structure operations for future goods movement. The initiative aims to limit emissions by more than 500 tons of greenhouse gas and 0.72 weighted tons of NOx, ROG and PM10.

The collaboration between the Port of Los Angeles, Kenworth, Toyota and Shell is providing an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the viability of fuel cell electric technology in both drayage service and regional haul commercial vehicle applications operating in Southern California

mentioned Mike Dozier, general manager of Kenworth Truck Company and PACCAR vice president.

The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in numerous phases, incorporating initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County. The first phase is designed to start the leap to a new class of goods movement vehicles, while cutting emissions in designated disadvantaged communities.

The project phases will include the following:

  • Ten new zero-emissions fuel-cell-electric Kenworth/Toyota FCET developed through a collaboration between Kenworth and Toyota to move cargo from the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports throughout the Los Angeles area, the Inland Empire, the Port of Hueneme, and eventually to Merced. The trucks will be operated by Toyota Logistics Services, United Parcel Services (3), Total Transportation Services Inc., and Southern Counties Express;
  • Two new large-capacity heavy-duty hydrogen fueling stations will be developed by Shell in Wilmington and Ontario, California. The two new stations will join three additional stations located at Toyota’s Long Beach Logistics Services and Gardena R&D facilities to establish an integrated, five station heavy-duty hydrogen fueling network for the Los Angeles basin. These stations will provide multiple sources of hydrogen throughout the region, including over one ton of 100% renewable hydrogen per day at the Toyota Logistics Services station to be operated by Shell, and important research and development advances at a pair of stations operated by Air Liquide, all enabling zero-emissions freight transport;
  • Expanded use of zero-emissions technology in cargo terminal and warehouse environments, including the first two zero-emissions yard tractors to be operated at the Port of Hueneme, as well as the expanded use of zero-emissions forklifts at Toyota’s port warehouse.