Already leading the United States in most electric vehicles (EV) registered, California had more than 1,900 medium- and heavy-duty zero emissions vehicles (ZEV) on the state’s roads as of July, according to regulators. 


In the fall of 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) requiring all new vehicle sales be ZEVs by 2035, adding a $3.9 billion funding package for EVs last fall to accelerate the transition. 

Setting Newsom’s EO in stone, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Thursday issued a rulemaking on the Advanced Clean Cars II proposal. 

“The Advanced Clean Cars II rule bans the sale of new internal combustion passenger cars, SUVs and pickups,” a spokesperson for CARB told NGI. The legislation would ensure car manufacturers comply with ZEV...