SALT LAKE CITY, 15 June 2023: The recent ban on sales of new diesel big rigs in California by 2036 and the requirement that all trucks be zero-emissions by 2042 creates a large opportunity for Glīd technology.
Glīd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genesis Electronics Group is an autonomous road-to-rail shipping technology that can carry 3-4 times the amount of weight as an average semi-trailer. This is because Glīd vehicles are only allowed to go from private property to rail to private property, so they can add more weight in the form of additional electrified capacity. This additional weight allows Glīd vehicles to travel further than other electric vehicles, which can be a major advantage in the long-haul trucking industry.
The ban on diesel trucks in California is a major challenge for the trucking industry. Manufacturers have not yet found a way to provide sufficient battery range for trucks without compromising the amount of cargo that can be hauled. Glīd technology is a potential solution to this problem, and it could help the trucking industry meet the requirements of California’s new regulations.
In addition to California, there are other states and countries that are considering similar regulations. This creates a large potential market for Glīd technology. The company is already receiving interest from short line rail operators across the country, and it is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for zero-emissions transportation.
Glīd technology is a promising new solution to the challenge of decarbonizing commercial transportation. The company is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for zero-emissions transportation, and it could help the trucking industry meet the requirements of California’s new regulations and those of other states and countries.
Glīd CEO Kevin Damoa said that he applauds California for being a leader in decarbonizing commercial transportation. He said that the new regulations will put pressure on manufacturers to innovate, but that Glīd is well-positioned to succeed in this new market.
“We are building Glīd exactly for this purpose,” Damoa said. “By reducing the amount of trucks on the roads and moving commodities to the rail, it frees up our roads, streets, and highways, which allows them to be cleaner and safer for personal vehicles (to include bicyclists), final mile delivery vehicles, and pedestrians.”
Damao said that he is receiving a lot of support for Glīd from people all over the country. He said that short line rail operators across the country are eager to partner with Glīd to move more freight via the rails.
Key benefits of Glid technology:
- Reduces emissions
- Improves safety
- More cost-effective and efficient than traditional methods
- Well-positioned to succeed in the new market created by California’s ban on diesel trucks