F-150 Lightning

Beltran Lab Truck

The Beltran Lab, Costa Lab, and Año Nuevo Reserve have a dedicated truck (Blue 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning XLT, #7508) for transportation between UCSC and Año Nuevo Reserve. Funding was provided from two sources:  (1) Office of Naval Research as part of a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant (PI: Beltran; Co-PIs: Costa and Robinson) and a (2) Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering (PI:  Beltran). The primary goal of the truck is to facilitate DoD-relevant research on long-lived marine vertebrates, with a focus on the elephant seal program at Año Nuevo Reserve. Use of this truck incurs a $1/mile cost that will be charged to each Principal Investigator’s FOAPAL annually (calculated from the Google Calendar use data). This recharge rate covers charging, wear & tear, and fleet services costs. 

Beltran Lab Blue Truck (7508)


Requests for use will be prioritized as follows: