Cenntro Electric Group’s LS400 gets green signal from CARB, opening doors to sales and incentive programs nationwide. This all-electric Class 4 vehicle promises to redefine the urban delivery and freight market.
Cenntro Electric Group Limited, a prominent player in the EV and alternative fuel industry, revealed that its all-electric Class 4 Logistar 400 (LS400) has garnered certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB). This validation positions the LS400 as a zero-emission vehicle within California state, demonstrating its adherence to rigorous environmental standards.
Why It Matters
This certification from CARB, coupled with the LS400’s earlier certificate of conformity from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December 2022, underscores Cenntro’s commitment to creating sustainable transport solutions. It marks a significant step forward for the LS400, enabling its consideration for the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). This program offers monetary incentives, substantially reducing the total purchase cost for potential buyers.
CARB’s endorsement of the LS400 has nationwide implications. It enables the vehicle’s sale in all U.S. states, given that 14 other states have adopted vehicle standards under Section 177 of the Clean Air Act, requiring additional approvals beyond EPA regulations. Designed primarily for urban delivery and freight, the LS400 can be modified to serve diverse applications. It boasts an impressive payload capacity of 7705 pounds, fast charge times of under 1.5 hours, and a range of 84-115 miles.
The CARB certification for Cenntro’s LS400 represents a significant milestone for the EV manufacturer. In the words of Peter Wang, Cenntro’s Chairman and CEO, “This is an important certification for Cenntro… This certification takes on greater significance with CARB’s recent Advanced Clean Truck regulation, which will require that all local delivery and government fleets must be zero emissions by 2036.” With this move, Cenntro paves the way for increased adoption of EVs, supporting a greener, more sustainable future.