WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: With 7.5% of all new trucks sold last year being ZEVs, California has now exceeded both its passenger and truck ZEV sales goals two years ahead of schedule.
SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California surpassed its zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) truck sales goal two years ahead of schedule. The goal – 6% of new trucks sold in California to be ZEV by 2024 – was exceeded by 1.5% in 2022, with 7,639 ZEV trucks sold.
Earlier this year, Governor Newsom announced that California surpassed its passenger vehicle ZEV goal two years ahead of schedule – more than 1.5 million ZEV sales two years before the 2025 goal.
HOW WE GOT HERE:
- Half of all new medium- and heavy-duty truck sales need to be ZEV by 2035, leading up to the state’s ultimate 2045 goal of 100% clean trucks.
- California has distributed more than $780 million to help fleet operators purchase ZEV trucks; the $52 billion Climate Commitment includes over $10 billion to accelerate the ZEV transition and build charging infrastructure.
- California and the nation’s leading truck and engine companies signed the Clean Truck Partnership, which commits participating manufacturers to meeting California’s vehicle standards.
- The Advanced Clean Trucks rule requires that an increasing share of new trucks sold by manufacturers in California be zero emissions trucks beginning in 2024.
- The Advanced Clean Fleets rule requires that medium- and heavy-duty fleets start a phased-in transition toward the use of zero-emissions options.
“We’re cleaning up California’s air by getting more clean vehicles on the road, and we’re doing it years ahead of schedule.
Californians will keep seeing this progress in real time, with big rigs and other heavy-duty trucks on our roads going clean. We’ve provided the incentives, goals, and infrastructure to get us here and continue this progress for decades to come.”
Governor Gavin Newsom
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT:
- While trucks represent only 6% of the vehicles on California’s roads, they account for over 35% of the state’s transportation-generated emissions of the poisonous, smog-causing gas nitrogen oxide, and a quarter of the state’s on-road greenhouse gas emissions.
- California communities that sit near trucking corridors and warehouse locations with heavy truck traffic, which often are disadvantaged communities facing disproportionate health burdens, have some of the worst air in the nation.
For more information from the California Air Resources Board, click here.