CARB and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Announce Agreement to Meet Clean Energy Goals

by Jul 28, 2023Emissions, Environment, Idealease, News, Safety

CARB and Truck and Engine Manufacturers Announce Agreement to Meet Clean Energy Goals

The California Air Resources Board has reached an agreement with the nation’s leading truck and engine manufacturers and the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association to meet the state’s zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) goals for the commercial trucking industry.

The announcement says the Clean Truck Partnership, which includes Cummins, Inc., Daimler Truck North America, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Hino Motors Limited, Inc., Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc., Navistar, Inc., PACCAR Inc., Stellantis N.V., Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association, and Volvo Group North America, have agreed to meet California’s vehicle standards that will require the sale and adoption of zero-emissions technology in the state, regardless of whether any other entity challenges California’s authority to set more stringent emissions standards under the federal Clean Air Act. In turn, CARB has agreed to work collaboratively with manufacturers to provide reasonable lead time to meet CARB’s requirements and before imposing new regulations and to support the development of necessary ZEV infrastructure.

The terms of the agreement include:

  • CARB will align with EPA’s 2027 regulations for nitrogen oxide emissions. CARB will also modify elements of the 2024 NOx emission regulations for which manufacturers will provide offsets necessary to maintain California’s emission targets.
  • CARB commits to providing no less than four years of lead time and at least three years of regulatory stability before imposing new requirements.
  • Truck manufacturers commit to meeting CARB’s zero-emission and criteria pollutant regulations in the state regardless of any attempts by other entities to challenge California’s authority.
  • CARB is preparing to implement rules for a phased-in transition toward 100% sale and use of zero-emissions technology for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles under CARB’s Advanced Clean Trucks and Advanced Clean Fleets rule by 2045. In March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved California’s waiver under the federal Clean Air Act that, allows the state to become the first in the world to require zero-emissions technology for trucks, reversing a policy decision from the Trump Administration. But that waiver has been challenged in federal court by the Attorneys General of 17 other states.

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