Biden Administration Approves California’s Electric Truck Mandate

Last week, the EPA approved California’s rule to start phasing out gas-powered heavy-duty vehicles. Also, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, Washington and Oregon have already moved to adopt the rule even though some lack the electric vehicle charging infrastructure to support new electric trucks.

Adopted in 2020, the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule requires manufacturers to sell increasing shares of zero-emissions trucks before 2035, getting to 55 to 75 percent of truck sales, depending on the type, and 44 percent of tractor-trailer sales. The California Air Resources Board will vote in April on a rule requiring all sales of new trucks to be zero-emission by 2040. Click here for the article.