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US approves California plan requiring half of heavy duty trucks be EV by 2035

Posted on AllSides March 31st, 2023
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REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday said it was approving California's plans to require a rising number of zero-emission heavy-duty trucks as the state pushes to cut pollution.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said as a result of the plan, "half of all heavy duty trucks sold in CA will be electric by 2035."

"Time to stop playing small ball," he added.

Under an executive order Newsom signed in 2020, California plans to mandate by 2045 that all operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be zero emission where feasible,...

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https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/us-allow-california-require-half-all-trucks-be-electric-by-2035-nyt-2023-03-31/

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