State Will Consider Banning The Sale Of New Diesel Trucks

State Will Consider Banning The Sale Of New Diesel Trucks

California regulators are considering a ban on new diesel trucks by 2040, according to a policy proposal due for review next month.

Draft guidelines from the California Air Resources Board would also mandate that all medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks entering ports and railyards must be zero-emission, with state and local government fleets reaching the standard by 2027.

“A number of policies to reduce pollution from engines and their fuels have made significant progress, but more needs to be done, especially considering the long-life of trucks and the urgency of climate action,” the document argued.

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Leading automakers, however, have not yet brought electric semi-trucks to the market. Although production was originally slated to begin in 2019, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced last month that the Tesla Semi would start

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