CALSTART’s Statement on EPA’s Final Clean Trucks Rule
Today’s final rule from the EPA to reduce smog- and soot-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) from heavy-duty engines for commercial vehicles is an important step forward. But more is needed to attain clean air in communities most impacted by vehicle emissions. This further raises the urgency for faster adoption of zero emission vehicles and federal standards that, at a minimum, achieve emissions reductions aligned with the path set forward in Advanced Clean Trucks standard.
The market for zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks is rapidly expanding, with more than 136 models currently available. One recent study found that with Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding, “the purchase price of many medium and heavy-duty vehicles (including refuse trucks, shuttle buses and delivery trucks) is expected to be the same or less than their diesel counterpart as early as 2023.”
Jes Olson, CALSTART Vice President, Policy, issued the following statement, “CALSTART and our over 300 members are making significant investments in the zero-emission truck and bus sector to spur market growth and reduce harmful pollution. While today’s announcement is a welcome step, more needs to be done and we look forward to working with EPA to further accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and maximize adoption of the cleanest available technology.”
A national nonprofit consortium with offices in New York, Michigan, Colorado, California, Washington, D.C., central Europe and partners world-wide, CALSTART works with 300+ member company and agency innovators to build a prosperous, efficient and clean high-tech transportation industry. We knock down barriers to modernization and the adoption of clean vehicles. CALSTART is changing transportation for good.