California has taken a significant step toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions by implementing a requirement for vehicle fleet owners to phase out zero-emission vehicles. Starting in the 2024 model year, conventional fuel on-highway medium and heavy-duty vehicles, off-highway yard tractors, and light mail and package delivery vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 8,500 pounds must be replaced with zero emission alternatives. In addition, starting in 2035, all new vehicles sold in California must be zero-emission vehicles. This ambitious goal aims to promote the adoption of battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and fuel cell electric vehicles.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to improve access to reliable electric vehicle (EV) chargers by ensuring that publicly funded charging stations meet the highest reliability standards. This development is a huge win for EV drivers, who now have the peace of mind knowing that chargers will be reliable and available across the state.
Following these state initiatives, the Yucaipa City Council recently approved an agreement for the design and development of electric vehicle charging stations at key locations, including City Hall, the Yucaipa Community Center and the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center. By investing in EV infrastructure, Yucaipa aims to attract more EV drivers, boost tourism, and support local businesses.
Frequently asked questions:
Q: When will the requirement for vehicle owners to introduce zero-emission vehicles go into effect in California?
A: Starting with the 2024 model year.
Q: What types of vehicles are included in the mandate?
A: Medium and heavy duty conventionally operated highway vehicles, off-highway tractors, and light mail and package delivery vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 8,500 pounds.
Q: When will all new vehicles sold in California be required to be zero-emission vehicles?
A: From 2035 onwards.
Q: What types of zero-emission vehicles are included in the requirement?
A: Battery electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles.
Q: What did Governor Gavin Newsom sign about EV chargers in California?
A: Legislation to improve access to reliable EV chargers by ensuring that publicly funded charging stations meet high reliability standards.
Q: What locations in Yucaipa have electric charging stations?
A: City Hall, the Yucaipa Community Center and the Yucaipa Performing Arts Center.