Electric Vehicles are sought after and promoted in California for the last 10 years.
California is leading the way with a new proposed standard that will require electric vehicles only to be sold in the state.
The proposal passed by California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) will require automakers to sell zero-emission vehicles by 2035. The plan is part of a larger effort to combat climate change and reduce air pollution.
The proposal is to start in 2026, requiring the state to have 35% of electric vehicles sold, moving to 100% sales of EVs by 2035. The proposed program is called Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II).
If adopted, this will make California the second jurisdiction after British Columbia, to set 100% zero-emission vehicle standards for passenger vehicles. The proposed program will also support Governor Newsom’s executive order N-79-20.
The ACC II is anticipated to reduce emissions in the passenger vehicle fleet. In addition to ZEV sales, the staff of CARB is also proposing requirements called the ZEV assurance measures, such as minimum warranty and durability standards. The proposal is intended to fulfil requirements and goals to reduce air pollution, protect public health, and stabilize the climate.
CARB also proposed incentives to increase the number of EVs in disadvantaged communities. They will have additional incentives on EV programs, targeting low-income communities to promote EVs. The regulation will help to curb environmental pollution from transportation.
CARB will conduct a public hearing on June 9, 2022, at the CARB Byron Sher Auditorium.
More about the ACC II and its scope here.