BBOT Pleased with Expanded Weight Allowances for Low-Carbon Commercial Vehicles
The Burnaby Board of Trade is pleased the B.C. government is expanding weight allowances for low-carbon commercial vehicles which will provide another incentive to encourage operators to “go green” and help decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the commercial trucking sector.
This is a policy win for the Burnaby Board of Trade, as we have raised the issue of low carbon trucks facing a disadvantage because their engines/batteries weigh more.
The new allowance aims to offset the loss of payload capacity that commercial operators experience with greener vehicles. Low-carbon options weigh more than standard diesel trucks due to the size of their battery packs and hydrogen tanks. Without this additional allowance, “green” trucks would be forced to carry less cargo than their traditional counterparts.