California moving towards zero-emission trucks
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) presented on 28 April amendments to its proposed Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, including increasing the percentage of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) sales in California across all vehicle groups from 2024 to 2030 and to increase the percentage requirements from 2030 to 2035. They also propose to include pickups in the ZEV sales requirement, beginning with the 2024 model year.
In combination, these changes would increase ZEV sales in all vehicle size categories. CARB says that this would provide a clear path towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. The proposals are open for consultation until 28 May 2020 and can be found at: ww3.arb.ca.gov/regact/2019/act2019/30daynotice.pdf.
Source: AECC Newsletter, April 2020.