California considers groundbreaking rule requiring automakers to sell more electric trucks, aimed at improving air quality

California Considers Groundbreaking Rule Requiring Automakers to Sell More Electric Trucks, Aimed at Improving Air Quality

June 24, 2020–

California regulators are scheduled to approve new rules on Thursday that would force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality. The rules would require a certain percentage of work truck sales each year to be zero-emission vehicles. By the time its fully implemented in 2035, the board estimates at least 20% of the 1.2 million trucks on the road would run on electricity.


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