New York and Massachusetts are the latest states to adopt the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule to require truck makers of vehicles greater than 8,500 pounds to sell an increasing number of clean, zero-emission vehicles.
The states join New Jersey, Washington, Oregon and California, in adopting the regulation, which requires an increasing percentage of zero-emission truck sales starting with Model Year 2025 and ramping up through Model Year 2035. California was the first to adopt the rule.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a press release that the regulations will be help the state “cut pollution and emissions, kick-start the shift to clean electric trucks, and address the environmental injustices that have plagued too many communities across our state."
The regulation complements New York's recently adopted legislation that established a goal for 100% of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles offered for sale or lease, or sold, or leased, for registration in the state be zero-emission by 2045, where feasible.