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New Maryland Energy Administration Program Driven to Cut Pollution from Commercial and Industrial Vehicles


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Program helps expand use of zero-emission vehicles and heavy equipment, cutting carbon and making operating costs more predictable 

BALTIMORE – The Maryland Energy Administration today announced the start of the Fiscal Year 2024 Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Grant Program. The program provides grants to Maryland communities, organizations and fleet companies to defray the costs of purchasing zero-emission medium- or heavy-duty fleet vehicles, as well as zero-emission off-road heavy equipment. 

The new program focuses on commercial and industrial uses, providing an important source of funding in sectors where progress is critical to reaching Maryland’s climate goals. Zero-emission vehicles, powered by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells, help improve public health by reducing direct vehicle emissions and can improve competitiveness through more predictable and less volatile operating costs.

“Moving forward in our pushback against carbon pollution requires that we advance a number of solutions across a number of sectors, including transportation,” said Maryland Energy Administration Director Paul G. Pinsky. “Medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment are essential to public transportation and moving goods and services around our communities. This new program helps ensure that these essential functions get served, while we emit lower levels of climate-degrading carbon pollution.” 

The Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Grant Program program can provide funding for 75 percent of the incremental cost of qualifying vehicles and heavy equipment. Applications are due at 2 p.m. on April 11. 

For more information, including program terms, conditions, and instructions on how to apply, visit the FY24 Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Zero-Emission Vehicle Grant Program. Questions should be directed to Natalie Buscemi, MEA Transportation Program Manager at

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