California has surpassed its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) truck sales goal two years ahead of schedule. The goal – six percent of new trucks sold in California to be ZEVs by 2024 – exceeded 1.5 percent by 2022, with 7,639 ZEV trucks sold.
Earlier this year, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California had surpassed its ZEV passenger vehicle goal two years ahead of schedule — more than 1.5 million ZEV sales two years ahead of the 2025 goal. .
Half of all new medium- and heavy-duty truck sales must be ZEVs by 2035, toward the state’s ultimate 2045 goal of 100 percent clean trucks.
California distributed more than $780 million to help fleet operators purchase ZEV trucks; the $52 billion Climate Commitment includes more than $10 billion to accelerate the ZEV transition and build charging infrastructure.
California and the nation’s leading truck and engine companies have signed the Clean Truck Partnership, which commits participating manufacturers to meeting California vehicle standards.
The Advanced Clean Trucks rule requires that the majority of new trucks sold by California manufacturers be zero emissions trucks starting in 2024.
The Advanced Clean Fleets rule requires that medium- and heavy-duty fleets begin a phased-in transition to the use of zero-emissions options.
While trucks represent only six percent of the vehicles on California’s roads, they account for more than 35 percent of the state’s transportation emissions of the toxic, smog-causing gas nitrogen oxide, and a quarter of on-road greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
California communities that sit near trucking corridors and warehouse locations with heavy truck traffic, which are often poor communities that face disproportionate health burdens, have some of the worst winds in the country.