California approves Advanced Clean Trucks rule

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Thursday unanimously approved a first-in-the-world rule requiring truck manufacturers to transition from diesel trucks and vans to electric zero emission trucks beginning in 2024.

The Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) Rule will help slash diesel emissions, improve air quality and paves the way for the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell-powered trucks.

This bold and timely move sets a clean-truck standard for the nation and the world, requiring manufacturers to produce zero emission trucks beginning in 2024 and increasing production targets through 2035. This means by 2045, every new truck sold in California will be zero emission.

By including large pickup trucks, delivery trucks and semi-trucks, the ACT Rule will help transform the entire freight industry.

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