15 U.S. states will follow California’s footsteps to promote fully electrified trucks and buses
According to foreign media reports, 15 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. announced that they will follow California’s approach to convert all heavy trucks, trucks, and buses into electric drives. This may be the United States’ reduction of harmful diesel engine pollution. One of the most significant initiatives. In the fight for environmental justice, this may also be a major development, because the emissions of diesel-powered commercial vehicles have caused disproportionate harm to black, Asian and Latino communities.
States that signed agreements with Washington, DC include California, Connecticut, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania States, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced at the end of June that by 2045, all commercial trucks and trucks must achieve zero emissions. The state had previously announced a requirement in 2018 that transportation agencies must purchase fully electric buses from 2029.
States and the District of Columbia have also endorsed a similar goal, which is to wait until 2050 to achieve the 100%new medium- and heavy-duty zero-emission vehicle target, and to reach the mid-term target of 30%by 2030. However, this agreement is not legally binding.
At present, Daimler, Tesla, Volvo and BYD in China are all developing large electric trucks. In addition, start-up companies such as Chanje, Arrival, Nikola and Rivian are also producing electric trucks or truck. Thanks to companies like BYD and California Proterra, electric buses are already on the road.