Ballard applauds landmark zero emission trucks regulation in California

Ballard Power Systems today recognised the landmark Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) Regulation passed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last week, requiring the scaled adoption of zero emission commercial trucks in California.

On 25th June 2020, CARB adopted a first-in-the-world regulation requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans (for Class 2b through Class 8) to electric zero emission trucks, with a plan for every new truck sold in California to be zero emission by 2045.

Manufacturers who certify medium and heavy-duty chassis or complete vehicles with combustion engines are now required to sell zero emission trucks as an increasing percentage of their annual sales in California, starting in 2024.

For model year 2024, 9% of all on-road Class 4-8 truck sales must be zero emission vehicles, incrementally scaling up to 50% for 2030, and 75% for 2035 and beyond.

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