California’s Cap and Trade program has surpassed $500 million for funding zero-emission vehicles in our state.The Air Resources Board says the money helped subsidize over 520 passenger vehicles in Kern County, plus 74 pollution-free trucks for local businesses. Companies in disadvantaged communities can see even more savings. CARB is providing enough money for zero-emission light trucks to cost about the same as conventional ones. Truck and car dealers have information on applying for subsidies.

Sean Michael Lisle